Los Tucanes de Tijuana on Making History as Coachella’s First Norteño Act

“How many Mexicans are here tonight? I mean, here on this unforgettable afternoon?” said Mario Quintero Lara, who stood front and center at Coachella’s main stage last Friday. He’s the frontman of the legendary banda ensemble Los Tucanes de Tijuana, who in 2019, became the first-ever norteño ensemble to perform at Coachella. Greeted by thousands

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Vicente García Makes Complex Fusions Sound Easy on ‘Candela’

When Vicente García pulled in three Latin Grammys for his 2016 album A La Mar, he did so on the strength of handsome ballads: “Bachata en Kingston,” a swaying reggae fusion that was awarded Best Tropical Song, and the tender, conversational “Carmesi,” which became a moderate chart hit. A close study of bachata and bolero

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Latin Grammys Announce 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Latin Recording Academy announced that the Latin Grammy Awards will celebrate their platinum year in 2019. Widely regarded as the biggest night in Latin music, the Latin Grammys’ 20th anniversary show will air Thursday, November 14th, broadcast live via the Univision Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Though the Latin

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Watch Bad Bunny, El Alfa Play With Fire in New ‘La Romana’ Video

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny has dropped the new video for “La Romana,” co-starring Dominican dembow artist El Alfa. The bachata-trap party number is the latest single off Bad Bunny’s 2018 album, X 100PRE. “¡Pasame la hookah!” sings Bunny, aptly sporting a “Free the hookah” shirt in his brand new visual. He makes a

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Miguel Honors His Chicano Roots in New EP, ‘Te Lo Dije’

The Grammy-winning, Mexican-American heartthrob Miguel Jontel Pimentel is undeniably Latino — but as an R&B star who sings in English, he’s rarely counted among the league of Latin pop stars pervading American airwaves. Yet that perception would change in 2017, after Miguel joined Mexican pop singer Natalia Lafourcade in a heartrending rendition of the Coco

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Karol G Champions the Pleasure Principle in New Song ‘Punto G’

Best known as Colombia’s leading reggaetonera, Karol G plays the role of sexual educator in her beguiling new song, “Punto G” —an ode to the highly erogenous, anatomical region English speakers call the G-spot. In the accompanying video, a raven-haired Karol G and her girl squad kick off a riotous twerk party in a high

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