Review by Gary Hill
For those of you who think that Latin music is just Shakira, Ricky Martin and El Tigres Del Norte, submit for your approval one Agora. This group, hailing from Mexico is a progressive rock band with a hard edge that really are quite promising. All the vocals and album notes here are in Spanish, but that does not take away from the power of the disc, even if you don't speak the language. The main leanings of their music are probably the sounds of such groups as Dream Theater and Fates Warning, but really their influences are as diverse as to include Rick Wakeman and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. So, if you are sick of the latest Shakira video but still want some Latin flavor, give Agora a shot. Be warned, though, the site is only in Spanish at the moment, although an English version is promised to be "coming soon". They do have another page in English sponsored by their press agency, though.