Mariana Martínez Barba
Total sales revenue generated by Latin recorded music in the U.S. surpassed $1 billion in 2022, according to data from the Recording Industry Association of America. And as Latino music continues to dominate the mainstream, cumbia is one genre that embraces its tradition while exploring new interpretations.
Last week, hotel companies presented a new economic proposal amid waves of strikes by hotel workers in Los Angeles. After the groups failed to negotiate a wage increase, thousands of workers once again walked out in a third wave as part of the largest hotel strike California has seen to date.
Hotel workers in Los Angeles are holding a second wave of strikes —the largest such strike in Southern California’s history— demanding fair, livable wages. The industry employs a largely immigrant workforce.
With three-quarters of the state’s domestic workforce identifying as Latino, a California bill would finally secure mandatory guidelines after decades of exclusion from workplace protections.
Dedicated to documenting Latino and Caribbean communities in New York, the multi-platform archive project embraces immigrants’ journeys through their new exhibition, El Camino: Stories of Migration
Ahead of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York on Sunday, members of the Puerto Rico Not For Sale campaign are set to protest on Friday outside National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc.’s scholarship gala at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan.