Recently, some interesting news concerning the sale of Latin music CDs over the past year has come to our attention here. According to Reuters, “sales of Latin music CDs rose 9 percent in 2001 over the year before, representing one of the few bright spots for the U.S. recording industry in the past year.” Latin music is HOT, and the ways things are going, all eyes should be kept on the Latin Christian music artists!
Last year at GMA Week I decided to do some quick research and put together a Latin Spotlight for the Latin holiday best known in the United States. Although Cinco de Mayo is not a universal hispanic holiday, still it seemed an appropriate day to to honor some of the fine new Latin artists taking the stage recently in CCM circles. This was originally to be a one-week feature as I had no idea that the genre was about to erupt on the CCM scene; I had just seen some new Latin artists during GMA Week and felt they deserved a little media attention.
However, the 2002 Spotlight on Latin Christian Music quickly took on a life of its own as one after another hispanic Christian artist was submitted by several different record companies, and almost a year later, the one-month feature is now one of our readers’ favorite sections.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Latin Spotlight, I have been researching new artists, doing some interviews with existing Latin artists, and providing new info about this growing genre of Christian music including articles on Jaci Velasquez, Patty Cabrera, Freddie Colloca, Ileana Garces, Puchi Colon, Fernando Ortega, Salvador, Assiria, Jennifer Salinas, Kindred Three, and more. Stay tuned for a new article every day for the next couple of weeks about your favorite Latin Christian artists and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your amigos at ChristianActivities.com. Check our 2002 Spotlight on Latin Christian Music every day for the daily feature artist! ¡Hasta luego!
2001 Cinco de Mayo Spotlight on Latin Christian Music