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Colombian rock singer Juanes’ latest single “Yerbatero,” is racing up the charts everywhere. The single – now Juanes' 7th No. 1 song - is from Juanes’ forthcoming CD set for release in December. ('Yerbatero' music video below)

The 3:23 song kicks off with a piercing, snaking guitar lead that flys over catchy bass/drum percussive beats that invite dancefloor action. Juanes meanwhile sings about offering his services as a shaman, offering a really good

 herb for those suffering in love. The tune is fast-paced, full of party rhythms and good grooves.

I guess that means that the thoughtful, philosophical tunes Juanes is also known for, will come with the arrival of his new album. Either way Juanes is still as good as the day he broke on the scene almost 10 years ago.

Local music scribes are describing the music as less technology-driven (programmed, synthesized) compared to what dominates radio


Juanes is also set to perform “La Tierra” with Herbie Hancock at the jazz legend’s 70th birthday concert on Sept. 1 at the Hollywood Bowl. He will also perform in a duet

with Brazilian chanteuse Ivete Sangalo Sept.  4 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

And in other Juanes news, the artist said he supports Mexican President Felipe Calderon's call for a debate on legalizing drugs.

"It is great that this debate is starting to



Sax player Joe Posada is one of the longest running artists in the Tex-Mex scene. He's also an influential player as detailed in this profile by our correspondent Ramon Hernandez.

Classy, saxy and innovative are some adjectives that have used to describe Joe Posada, a mainstay in  this city’s music scene for 44 years.

This year, the ageless, versatile musician is nominated “Best Entertainer,” “Best Vocalist” and also in the “Best Vocal Duo” category for “Si Cocinas Como Caminas” in duet with Leslie Lugo. That same tune also received a “Song of the Year” nod and “Hermosa Soñadora,” recorded in a rhythmic boss nova groove was nominated the “Crossover Song” category. Both tunes are both off Posada’s “Point of View” compact

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