Music

In Third Album ‘Nacarile,’ Puerto Rico’s iLe Draws on Turmoil of Recent Years (INTERVIEW)

When Puerto Rico’s beloved songbird Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as “iLe,” was in lockdown during the pandemic, she did what she does best: she made music. In those tense times, she managed to compose a new solo album, ‘Nacarile,’ released on Friday, October 21.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 5:28 PM

Genias in Music: Petrona Martínez (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this last episode of our ‘Genias in Music’ series, we explore the life and music contributions of Petrona Martínez and its impact on the construction of a more diverse national identity in Colombia.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 11:42 AM

Dreaming With Luna Luna (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, we learn more about the people behind the band Luna Luna and hear how they say the universe and destiny have brought them together to let them live out their wildest dreams.

  • Aug 9, 2022
  • 10:35 AM

Spain Prosecutors to Seek 8-Year Prison Term for Shakira

Prosecutors in Spain said Friday they would ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud.

  • Jul 29, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo on Colombian Music and Bad Bunny Collab

The Bogotá-born musician sits with Latino Rebels in New York to discuss Bomba Estéreo’s hit collaboration with Puerto Rican reggaetonero Bad Bunny, “Ojitos Lindos,” Colombian music, and the duende myth that features in the group’s new film.

  • Jul 22, 2022
  • 4:52 PM

LADAMA: The Body Is Our Best Instrument (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, the four members of LADAMA talk about their journey as friends, collaborators, and educators aiming to empower women and girls to connect through voice, percussion, and movement.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 2:39 PM

Helado Negro’s Expanding Universe (A Latino USA Podcast)

When Roberto Carlos Lange chose his stage name, he didn’t want to limit himself. Helado Negro represented something unknown and unexpected—and for over a decade, that’s what he set off to explore in his music.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 1:58 PM

Genias in Music: Violeta Parra (A Latino USA Podcast)

In the latest episode of our Genias in Music series —about the lives and work of notable women musicians— we dive into the complexities of Violeta Parra, a pioneer of political folk music in Latin America.

  • May 13, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Growing Up With The Tiarras (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, sister-trio The Tiarras, best known for writing and performing catchy tunes that dive into themes of Latina empowerment and self-love, tells us more about the role sisterhood plays in their creative process and why they hope their art and journey inspire future generations of Latinos and Latinas.

  • May 10, 2022
  • 12:00 PM

Spotlighting Latina ‘Genias in Music’ History: A Reporter’s Notebook

Grammy-nominated audio engineer and radio producer Jeanne Montalvo writes about her research on Mexican composer and lyricist Maria Grever and other unsung Latinas who changed the music industry forever.

  • May 3, 2022
  • 12:17 PM

Doris Anahi Muñoz Chooses Herself (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, singer Doris Anahi Muñoz walks us through the pivotal moments that took her from behind the stage to the very front and delves into how finding her voice was a way to choose herself. Doris Anahi Muñoz was growing up in a Christian household in San Bernardino, California when, […]

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • 12:02 PM

Genias in Music: La Lupe (A Latino USA Podcast)

This episode of Latino USA is part of our series Genias in Music, remembering notable women and their contributions to their fields throughout history.

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 1:10 PM

Silvana Estrada Finds Freedom in Music (A Latino USA Podcast)

Veracruz native Silvana Estrada talks about connecting with audiences across the United States and beyond, finding inspiration in the world around her, and the making of her debut album, ‘Marchita.’ She also reflects on forging her own path in music and the formative experiences that made her the artist she is today.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 10:37 AM

In Documentary ‘¡Viva Maestro!,’ Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Is an Imperfect Hero

If you know a bit about President Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela and you’re a music lover, ‘¡Viva Maestro!’ is worth a watch, as it reveals the way art can transform, its limitations, and its power.

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

The Enigma of Daddy Yankee (OPINION)

While it still remains to be seen if ‘LEGENDADDY’ will cement his legacy as a symbol of cultural nationalism, it’s undeniable that the world will forever associate Daddy Yankee with la bandera monoestrellada that’s ubiquitous throughout the islands, across the diaspora, and in reggaetón clubs worldwide.

  • Apr 5, 2022
  • 2:32 PM

Music Stars Return to Venezuela After Skipping It for Years

The ground shook at the instant the voice of Mexican music star Alejandro Fernández collided with the deafening cheers of fans gathered for his first concert in Venezuela in over a decade. Prominent artists are returning to stages in the South American country this year after leaving it out of tours for years.

  • Apr 4, 2022
  • 1:07 PM

Long Live Punk

Latino Rebels Radio: March 31, 2022

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 4:25 PM

From LATINO BOOK REVIEW: World Premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ at the Kennedy Center

On Tuesday, March 15, Vocal Arts DC presented the world premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ by the Venezuelan American composer Reinaldo Moya, with texts by Rossy Evelin Lima.

  • Mar 23, 2022
  • 12:37 PM

In ‘This Is Not America,’ Residente Interrogates the Story of ‘America’ (OPINION)

Residente’s new music video “This is Not America” builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America,” and one way it does so is by interrogating why people say “America” when they mean “the United States.”

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • 1:26 PM

Genias in Music: Maria Grever (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Grever’s music spoke to that feeling of vulnerability, and this sentimentality echoes in the hearts of listeners. But while she composed more than 800 songs between the late 1920s and 1951, her name remains unknown to many today.

  • Mar 18, 2022
  • 12:58 PM

Residente Brings Reggaetón Back to Its Roots (OPINION)

By embarking on his quixotic crusade against the corporate turn of the genre, Residente reconnects listeners with the insurgent roots of reggaetón and reminds us that the genre can be a vehicle for social change—not just for profit.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

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