The Latin Presence at GMA Week

Christian Latin artists Freddie Colloca, Alvaro Lopez and Susana Allen each played at an intimate, yet lively Latin showcase for the NCPR track on Sunday, April 22, at the Provident building to kick off GMA! After moving into our media suite at the Renaissance on Sunday night, we headed to the next GMA event on … Read more

Marco Barrientos in concert June 10

Marco Barrientos will be in Nashville June 9th and June 10th. He will perform at a free concert on Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm. Barrientos will also be one of the praise and worship leaders at Adelphia and Beyond on June 9 on Capitol Hill. Hay un concierto de gratis con Marco Barrientos a … Read more

Rachael Lampa

Fifteen-year-old Rachael Lampa, who captured four Dove nominations this year and walked away holding the Dove for Inspirational Recorded Song, looked like a lovely Latin Diva at this year’s awards ceremony. Recent high profile events for Rachael have included “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, an appearance on “The View with Barbara Walters”, and opening … Read more

Introducing Salvador

New Latin-pop group Salvador received a 2001 Dove nomination for Short Form Music Video of the Year for “Lord I Come Before You. Salvador has amassed successful airplay from their self-titled debut, including positions in the top ranks of AC and INSP radio with their singles “Crucified” and “Lord I Come Before You.” When hot … Read more

Upcoming Releases

May: 5/15/01 Jaci Velasquez is currently in the studio completing her second Spanish project. 5/29/01 Ileana Garces, Dare to Love (One Voice Records/Provident) June: 6/19/01 Los Katinas – Destino (Gotee Records) July: None reported August: 8/29/01 Pete Orta September: 9/04/01 Kindred – Kindred Red Hill Records October: 10/23/01 Christmas In Havana (One voice Records/Provident) (Instrumental)

Freddie Colloca

One Voice Records recording artist Freddie Colloca (pronounced “ko-yo-ka”) received a Dove Award nomination for Spanish Language Album of the Year for Mas que un Sentimento (More than a Feeling). The nomination comes just prior to the English-language debut of both Colloca and his label. One Voice Records, already one of the leading Latin Christian … Read more


Life Outside The Toybox Jason Moncivaiz – lead vocals, drums Sambo Moncivaiz – bass Joey Avalos – guitar Musically aggressive, lyrically passionate, the three members of Arizona rock band Justifide have taken music’s youthquake movement and set it on its ear. Meet new Ardent Records band Justifide. Their music is not Latin, but is categorized … Read more

Two Or More at Brian Mason’s 21st Anniversary

Kicking off GMA Week at Brian Mason’s 21st anniversary celebration were Walter, Renatto, and Eddie Aguas who make up the group Two Or More. This was my first time to meet the talented trio and hear them perform. These are busy brothers who always try to make time to appear on Brian’s Show, according to … Read more

Burlap to Cashmere

When I was working on this Latin Spotlight section, I asked a few of my friends who like Latin music who their favorite Latin Christian artists were. Without hesitation, Ken Marrero of Goodspeed Periodicals, who is of hispanic heritage, named former Squint recording artists Burlap to Cashmere. When the group played its first showcase in … Read more


On May 8, Samoan brothers The Katinas, nominated for a 2001 Dove Award for Urban Recorded Song of the Year for “There You Are,” will release Destiny and on June 19 the same project will release in the Spanish language with the title Destino. This will be the second Spanish-language album by Los Katinas. The … Read more


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