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2016: un año fatídico para las artes

 12/27/2016 - 20:46
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Estos últimos doce meses se han llevado consigo a figuras importantes de la escena artística internacional, dejando desolados a miles de fans y dejando un vacío importante en la plantilla de artistas, que pareciera no tener generación de relevo.

Desde David Bowie hasta Carrie Fischer, estos son las personalidades que nos han dejado este año:

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Prince, Bowie, Michael, dead, 2016
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Esta foto combina las actuaciones de íconos de la música popular. Desde la izquierda: Prince en 1985, David Bowie en 1995 y George Michael en 2008. Estos artistas estaban entre personajes influyentes, estrellas del deporte y figuras políticas que murieron en el 2016. Foto: AP.

 

Ándale: The Mariachi of Former Yugoslavia

 12/22/2016 - 02:35
After the Second World War, Mexico's music dominated the music scene in former Yugoslavia. Photo: COMMONS/WIKIMEDIA
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On the years after the Second World War, Mexico's music dominated the music scene in former Yugoslavia. It was the beggining of the Cold War and the Socialist regime of Tito thought that Mexican music was non-political.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 2:02am
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After the Second World War, Mexico's music dominated the music scene in former Yugoslavia. Photo: COMMONS/WIKIMEDIA

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Class

 12/20/2016 - 17:18

 Among this year’s inductees are Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez. Nile Rodgers will receive as well the Award for Musical Excellence.

These artists where chosen between 19 nominees trough a system of votes that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation carries out. The eligible artists must have an album or a single that is at least 25 years old.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:02pm
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In this May 3, 2009 file photo, Joan Baez performs at a benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Baez, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, as well as Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Rock Hall of Fame inductees that also include 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra. The hall's 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place on April 7, 2016, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

La clase del 2017 del Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll

 12/20/2016 - 17:08

Entre los juramentados de este año se encuentran Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra y Joan Baez. Nile Rodgers también recibirá el Premio a la Excelencia Musical.

Estos artistas fueron escogidos entre 19 nominados, a través de un sistema de votos que lleva a cabo la Fundación Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Los artistas elegibles deben contar con un álbum o sencillo con 25 años de longevidad.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 5:02pm
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En esta foto del 3 de Mayo del 2009, Joan Baez canta en un concierto benéfico celebrando el 90 aniversario de Pete Seeger en el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York. Baez, el fallecido rapero Tupac Shakur, así como también la banda de rock de Seattle Pearl Jam, son los líderes de la clase del Rock and Roll Hall of Fame de este año, que también incluirá a los favoritos Journey, Yes y Electric Light Orchestra. LA 32a ceremonia anual de inducción se llevará a cabo el 7 de abril de 2016, en el Barclays Center en Brooklyn, N. Y. Foto: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, archivo.

Guaco: “The Only Politics We Know Is To Bring People Joy”

 12/20/2016 - 16:35
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AL DIA interview the famous Venezuelan band Guaco in Barcelona. Guaco, winner of a Latin Grammy 2016, began to play in the 60's as a band of "gaitas", traditional tropical rhythms played in Christmas in Venezuela. Now Guaco is one of the most famous bands of tropical fusion in their country.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 2:53pm
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Guaco, a famous tropical band in Venezuela, during a concert in Barcelona, last December 9th. Their concerts bring happiness and joy to the Venezuelan exile, but also a bit of nostalgia. Photo: Guaco

Guaco: “Nuestra única política es dar alegría a la gente”

 12/20/2016 - 15:20
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AL DIA conversó en Barcelona con Guaco, la famosa banda venezolana, ganadora de un Grammy Latino 2016. Guaco empezó en los años 60 como un conjunto tradicional de gaitas, un ritmo tropical tradicional de Navidad, hasta convertirse en una de las bandas de fusión tropical más conocidas del país latinoamericano.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 2:53pm
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 Guaco, la famosa banda musical de Venezuela, durante su último concierto en Barcelona, el pasado 9 de diciembre. Sus conciertos son un motivo de alegría y de reconexión con la madre patria para la comunidad venezolana en el exilio. Foto: GUACO

Melodic Contrasts

 12/07/2016 - 05:51
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Adele vs. Beyoncé. Traditional vs Experimental. Unifier vs. Controversial.

The two famous Pop divas hold most of the nominations for the 2017 Grammy awards, despite their apparently opposite styles.

Adele's success is based on her appealing traditionalism. Her music acts as a unifier, making songs for kids and grandparents, pop obsessives and pop skeptics", reports The Atlantic. 

Beyoncé by contrast has lately been on a politically charged experimental kick, riling up what’s left of the American monoculture via racially conscious performances at the Super Bowl. 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:37am
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Beyoncé gives a concert during an electoral meeting in support of Hillary Clinton, last November. EFE/David Maxwell

Tinderbox

 12/05/2016 - 05:19
A crowd gathers around flowers, notes, and candles left at the scene of the warehouse fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, USA, 04 December 2016. A fire broke out in the warehouse during a musical performance on 02 December 2016. At least 33 people are confired dead, according to officials. EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO
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At least 33 people were killed in a deadly fire that started during a ‘secret’ concert in the East Oakland warehouse (California), last Friday.

The 10,000 –square-foot building , known locally as the Oakland Ghost Ship, an artists collective, was full with old furniture and religious statues, musical instruments, velvet cushions, hanging lamps and spiritual tchotchkes.

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A crowd gathers around flowers, notes, and candles left at the scene of the warehouse fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, USA, 04 December 2016. A fire broke out in the warehouse during a musical performance on 02 December 2016. At least 33 people are confired dead, according to officials. EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

[OP-ED]: Is this “The Wall” Mr. Trump is talking about?

 10/25/2016 - 16:16

Call it “The Impossible Wall.” 

We saw it with our own eyes this past weekend, and it was hard to believe.

“The Wall,” in our mind, is the one we see occasionally on TV, or, more frequently, the one built in the popular imagination by politicians who keep talking about it. But this imaginary wall has nothing to do with the real one you see once you get there and touch it with your own hands.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:12pm
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The wall at the border gets tall, like here, but sometimes is so short a child could jump over it. Most of the time the wall doesn’t exist at all in the open space near the city of Hidalgo, Texas. Fotos: AL DÍA News

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