Hits Are Fleeting, but Crudo Means Raw Makes Messages That Last

Colombia’s viral chart is generally awash in tuneful reggaeton — the dominant sound of commercial pop in that country, with its tightly programmed beats and curt rumbles of bass. But in June 2018, an unusual song rocketed to the top of the Spotify ranking: “La Mitad De La Mitad” by Crudo Means Raw. The looping

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See Los Tigres del Norte Perform at Folsom Prison in New Documentary

This Friday Mexican norteño legends Los Tigres del Norte release “La Prisión de Folsom (Folsom Prison Blues),” the lead single and video from the band’s upcoming Netflix Original Documentary, Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, along with a soundtrack album of the same name. Both are due out in September, in honor of Hispanic Heritage

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Song You Need to Know: Sech, ‘Otro Trago (Remix)’

At first listen, Panamanian singer Sech might be easily mistaken for a long lost Latino member of Boyz II Men. (And had he been alive in 1991, he surely would have finessed the band’s Spanish-language hit, “Al Final de Camino.”) As part of a new generation of Latin pop stars the 25-year-old is rapidly becoming

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Omar Apollo Wants to Inspire Young Latinx Musicians to ‘Go Crazy’

Two years ago, Omar Apollo was sitting in the attic where he was living in the small town of Hobart, Indiana, with his guitar and laptop. He recorded a two-minute marvel of achingly tender R&B called “Ugotme,” which a friend persuaded him to upload to Spotify. The next day, the song was on the service’s

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Years After Her Death, Jenni Rivera Is Still a Hard Act to Follow

On December 9, 2012, Mexican banda superstar Dolores Janney “Jenni” Rivera Saavedra shocked millions when she tragically died in a plane crash. The business jet, carrying seven people onboard, took a nosedive minutes after taking off from Monterrey, Mexico, just hours after performing her sold-out and final concert in Monterrey, Mexico. There were no survivors.

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See John Travolta Salsa Dance in Pitbull’s New ‘3 to Tango’ Video

John Travolta’s played dozens of roles in his life — from a T-Bird to a Wild Hog, from mobster John Gotti to celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro. But for his latest part, he portrays none other than the Cuban-American hitmaker, Pitbull. In the video for his latest single, “3 to Tango,” it’s hardly apparent that Pitbull’s

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Play It Again: The 10 Best Latin Music Videos of July

As the Latin pop landscape continues to expand in both talent and genre, so does its outstanding quality in visuals. July was a banner month for releases by Hispanic and Lusophone artists: from Club Anuel to Rosalía’s satirical game show, here are ten of the month’s most standout Latin music videos. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee,

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