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.
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.
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.
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, […]
This episode of Latino USA is part of our series Genias in Music, remembering notable women and their contributions to their fields throughout history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Angelica shares the story of her voice—the memories it carries, and the lessons it’s taught her as an artist.
Calle de la Resistencia, written and composed by Mayagüez native Milton Carrero, is a docu-drama musical that mixes real-life footage from the protests along San Juan’s Calle de la Fortaleza in the summer of 2019, when it was renamed “Calle de la Resistencia” (Resistance Street).
On Monday, Billboard announced that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Disney’s animated movie Encanto, has reached No. 1 on its “Hot 100” list, knocking out Adele’s “Easy on Me.”
Veronique dives into the origins and diversity of Tejano music, what her journey as a woman in a male-dominated industry has been like, and the importance of archiving and preserving Tejano music for generations to come.
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the hit song —well, one of them, anyway— from Disney’s 2021 hit movie ‘Encanto,’ is now the highest-charting Disney’s song in over 26 years, according to tracking data released by Billboard.