Latin Spotlight

Kindred Three

“Relax and let the Spirit set you free … these sacred rhythms will make you dance and sing…” When confronted with the challenge of defining the sound of their diverse self-titled debut, the members of Kindred react as most musicians do. They look around the room, grimace, and grope for the right words. When it comes to their mission for the Lord, however, twenty-something San Diego residents Lamar, Wenché and Shone are quite deliberate about Whom they represent. “Musically, I…


For six years, OBEDIENCE has been marching at the breach and standing in the gap as pioneers in reggae with Latin roots. The fusion of reggae roots, ballad, and other rhythms such as Soca, Ska, and Dance-Hall, with a Latin touch, is the key for their original sound and unique style. The music produced by Obedience is directed to all generations, races and cultures, with a message of new life, hope and obedience. With the release of its first album,…

Christafari Tours Central America

In early April, Christafari and special guest vocalist Gamaliel Ruiz (Palabra Sonido Y Poder) regrouped after a six month hiatus, and there was no better place to kick off Christafari’s 2001 tour season than the beautiful Central American country of Belize. Although Belize is entirely surrounded by Spanish speaking countries, the majority of the nation speaks a thick dialect of broken English called Creole (very similar to Jamaican Patois). It turns out that Christafari is very popular in Belize, and…

Hispanic Groups

Members of Congress and representatives from Hispanic groups gathered at the Capitol Building on Wednesday to urge support for the nomination of Miguel Estrada to be appointed a Court of Appeals Judge in the District of Columbia. Estrada?s nomination has been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly a year because liberals consider him too conservative. Rev. Martin Garcia, executive director of La Amistad, a coalition of Hispanic church leaders, asked why liberals are so opposed to Estrada. “What…


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