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From 2011, the Afro-Colombian hip-hop band Kombilesa Mi is rapping Palenque, the first free land in Latin America. 

Despite the Elder’s initial fears, the Kombilesa Mi’s “rapped champete” has got the younger generations from Palenque (Colombia) to take pride in their roots.

Residente: Músico, artista, director de cine, activista… y ser humano

 08/08/2018 - 14:23

El rapero puertorriqueño, que saltó a la fama con el grupo Calle 13, se ha convertido en una superestrella, conocida particularmente por expresar sus convicciones políticas y humanitarias. Pero su trabajo y misión como creativo implica una realidad mucho más compleja que ser un simple portavoz de las injusticias sociales.

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Rock and Roll and Resistance: A Conversation with Alejandro Escovedo

 08/11/2017 - 12:25
Alejandro Escovedo for Burn Something Beautiful by Nancy Rankin Escovedo 

Mexican-American musician and activist Alejandro Escovedo elucidates on his immigrant roots, his take on the government, his brush with death, and how the stories he feels compelled to compose transcend the genre of rock and roll. Escovedo will be strumming alongside Texan legend Joe Ely at Ardmore Music Hall on August 19th, 2017.

A Latino Justin Bieber?

 06/26/2017 - 05:53
Spanish teen pop star Abraham Mateo has growth spurt with reggaeton, beard, big muscles. Photo: EFE/Pablo Ramon

In "Loco Enamorado," Abraham Mateo is accompanied by urban icon Farruko from Puerto Rico in shaping a song the Spaniard defines as "reggaepop," a fusion of the pop that has been his signature music for all his young lifetime, and a reggaeton that is gaining world popularity thanks to the "Despacito" phenom.

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