Music

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

The Worlds Within Angelica Garcia’s Voice (A Latino USA Podcast)

Angelica shares the story of her voice—the memories it carries, and the lessons it’s taught her as an artist.

  • Mar 8, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

An Homage to Elza Soares

Latino Rebels Radio: March 3, 2022

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • 3:15 PM

‘Calle de la Resistencia’: Musical Centers on Real-Life Drama in Puerto Rico

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).

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

Erick Galindo on Chalino Sánchez

Latino Rebels Radio: February 3, 2022

  • Feb 3, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” No. 1 Song, ‘Encanto’ No. 1 Album

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.”

  • Feb 1, 2022
  • 1:28 PM

Fighting for Tejano Music With Veronique Medrano (A Latino USA Podcast)

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.

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • 10:01 AM

‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ From Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Passes ‘Let It Go’ on Billboard Chart

“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.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 1:12 PM

What Latino Health Research Says About ‘Encanto’

Family is beautiful and keeps you healthy, but it can also make you sick.

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 1:40 PM

STEFA*’s Origin Stories (A Latino USA Podcast)

STEFA* talks about their background in music and theater, exploring their own identity through creative practice, and finding ritual in their art.

  • Dec 21, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

Homage to Vicente Fernández From Times Square

As a child back home in Morelos, I watched Chente movies with my grandparents and extended family; it was a custom my parents brought with us to this country—a source of comfort, reminding us that we could find a home far away from where we were born. 

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 11:33 AM

Breaking Down Bedroom Pop (A Latino USA Podcast)

We break down the challenges of making it as a young independent artist today and explore what it really means to be a bedroom pop artist.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 10:18 AM

Looking Back at Some of the Latinos and Latinas Who Played Lollapalooza This Summer

We spoke with Latina and Latino artists at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago about their identity and how the pandemic has affected their music

  • Oct 7, 2021
  • 3:22 PM

Renee Goust and La Bruja de Texcoco Premiere Corrido for LGBTQ Activist Sylvia Rivera

Called “El corrido de Sylvia Rivera,” the song tells the story of Rivera’s historical significance with music that traditionally would not touch on issues of sexual diversity, according to Goust, who is from Sonora and wrote the lyrics.

  • Jul 19, 2021
  • 11:09 AM

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