Isabela Raygoza

A writing and editing professional in the media and entertainment industry with over three years of experience. Her works have appeared in MTV Iggy, ABC News, NPR, Noisey MX, Remezcla, Austin Vida, Latina Magazine, and Bitch Magazine among others. Welcome to my work!

    Our Official Guide to Everything You Can’t Miss at LAMC 2014 →

    So you’re a Latin indie rockero? Cumbiero? A wannabe rockstar? A music exec looking to sign the next Calle 13? A fest-goer seeking a make-out session? Well, seek no further because surely the upcoming Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has got something you need. This year, LAMC celebrates its quinceañera and gears…

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    Chile’s Rock Icons La Ley Hit the Stage Again After Nine Years →

    About three decades ago, a new kind of Latin rock music exploded throughout the Americas. It carried traditional American and British rock structures from previous decades and fused them with hints of Latin folkloric sounds. People called it rock en español and for the first time in rock history…

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    Shad Passes Other MCs with Flying Colours →

    Shad likes to describe himself as “just a dude who grew up in Ontario who loves music and still has fun with it,” but the truth is that Shad has become a household name for rap devotees throughout Canada. Perhaps US hip-hop fans still hold Shad as a newbie…

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    Bocafloja Rhymes to Decolonize Your Mind →

     “Systems of oppression have always been constant in my life experiences,” declares New York-based MC, scholar, and poet, Bocafloja (née Aldo Villejas) during our interview at Brooklyn’s Verb Cafe. As his moniker suggests, the Mexican pedagogic rapper has a loose canon for a mouth and it spits out radical,…

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    Mini celebration of the release of my feature in this mag.

    Mini celebration of the release of my feature in this mag.

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    I got published in #BoatMag - an alternative guide to travel. This is issue 07 and it’s all about Peru! My piece is about #Ayahuasca: trips, visions, and a lack of respect.

    I got published in #BoatMag - an alternative guide to travel. This is issue 07 and it’s all about Peru! My piece is about #Ayahuasca: trips, visions, and a lack of respect.

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    #boatmag  #ayahuasca 
    Concert Review: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: New York Curated by Afropunk | Red River Noise →

    We hired our friends in NYC to cover the Red Bull Sound Select New York showcase curated by Afropunk. Austin’s own BLXPLTN performed on a bill that included Gordon Voidwell, Mykki Blanco and more.

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    Zoé’s Gloomy Side Shines with Programaton →
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    Selector: Kumbia Queers Pick 10 Cuts of Cumbia (Plus Other Favorites) →

    Known for their eclectic amalgam of cumbia villera and punk rock, the bawdy riot grrrls of Kumbia Queers have created a unique brand of “tropipunk,” and it is one sexy musical creature. The six chicas who are formerly of different iconic punk bands — Mexico’s Ultrasónicas and Argentina’s She…

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    Changing Colors: Russian Red is a Woman in Transition →

    On a brisk night in the Lower East Side, the Mercury Lounge is crammed, thankfully not with obnoxious St. Paddy’s Day partygoers, but with a zealous crowd ready to see the petite Madrileña singer-songwriter called Russian Red, AKA Lourdes Hernández. She looks as cool as a cigarette with her silver…

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    Our own original: the bloody mojito! (at Eldert Lofts)

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    Pictureplane Explores the Outer Reaches in Brooklyn →

    “Music is a spiritual and emotional release and my art making and design work is a lot more cerebral. I’m trying to say the same thing with each creative outlet. I have a lot of concepts and messages that interlock in both,” explains Travis Egedy during our interview at Trans Pecos,…

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    Leslie Grace: Bachata’s Young First Lady Charms with Retro Flair →

    Conventional wisdom says talent is developed over time, but every now and then we run into a rising star where we have to say that she’s just naturally got it. Meet New York-born Dominican darling Leslie Grace(who you may recall from our bachata list). She’s had a gift for…

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    Jarabe de Palo Pursue Knowledge of Self on Somos →

    If you know a thing or two about Latin rock music, then you know Barcelona’s Jarabe de Palo. The quintet, led by Pau Donés, has been a leading force in the Spanish-language rock milieu since the ’90s. This is partly due to the band’s widely recognized…

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    The Rise and Rise of Bachata: 9 Artists You Have to Know Now →

    On the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic exists a mecca of music that thrives beyond its surrounding waters. Yes, we’re talking about bachata, a sultry tropical rhythm in 4/4 loaded with graceful nylon guitar riffs (boleros) and silky smooth percussion, made for flings and romance. Its signature lyrics deal with love…

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