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NEWS
September 12, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carlos Vives is a man of contradictions. He preaches the equality of all people, yet says he would marry only a white woman. He speaks of the cultural unity of the Americas, yet his lyrics are unapologetically nationalistic. He sings endlessly of his love for Colombia, yet lives in Miami. He is one of Latin America's most acclaimed artists--on the same exclusive top tier as Juan Luis Guerra and Ruben Blades--yet began his career as a soap opera star.
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NEWS
September 12, 2000
Toma Ketama!: KETAMA During the '80s, this Spanish group introduced a new style of flamenco-pop to the world, maintaining the fire of the original genre while toying with rock and salsa elements. The experiment was embraced by fans of world music, opening the door for dozens of other groups such as Alabina and Radio Tarifa to create similar fusions.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1999 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are three kinds of people in Los Angeles: those who love Mana and admit it, those who love Mana and deny it because they're afraid of what their friends will say, and those who don't know what the heck a Mana is. Only the last category is shrinking. Mana is the most popular rock en espanol band in the world, with more than 6 million albums sold since its debut in 1986, 1 million in the U.S. alone, according to SoundScan.
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