Melancholy and sadness often become the strongest engines when it comes to manifesting, communicating or reclaiming social realities. This month we remember all those who left their countries in search of a better future. These are their songs.
La melancolía y la tristeza suelen transformarse en los motores más fuertes a la hora de manifestarse, comunicar o reclamar las realidades sociales. Este mes recordamos a todos aquellos que abandonaron sus países en búsqueda de un futuro mejor. Estas son sus canciones.
The legendary Cuban orchestra Los Van Van returns this weekend to New York to close its US tour featuring a new songstress and a performance of its greatest hits plus a preview of its new project bringing back songs of the 1960s and '70s.
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.
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.
El profesor de cine y literatura Marcial Torres decidió crear la aplicación debido a la falta de apoyo económico que el Gobierno de Puerto Rico le otorga a los cineastas locales para la producción de proyectos cinematográficos.
The professor said he decided to create the app because of the lack of economic support provided by the Puerto Rican government to local filmmakers to produce film projects.
El cantante y compositor puertorriqueño Luis Fonsi sigue dominando en las listas de las canciones más populares de Billboard con "Despacito", que cuenta con la participación especial del artista urbano Daddy Yankee.
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On his "Yo Creo" Tour, the Mexican singer will travel to places he has never performed as a singer, including the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Central America and parts of South America.
Colombian megastar Shakira's 11th studio album El Dorado raced to No.1 on iTunes charts in 28 countries following its release on May 26.
Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Luis Enrique has a deep desire to inspire undocumented immigrants going through hard times full of fear - as he did for years after arriving in the United States as a boy - and he specifically wants to do it with his autobiography that goes on sale next September.
With his seventh studio album - "Mis planes son amarte" (My plans are to love you) - which goes on sale Friday, Juanes is seeking to convert his fans from the idea of just listening to hit singles and sit down to experience an album from beginning to end.
The famous Puerto Rican salsa star is promoting Volume 2 of his disc "Romantico y Boricua".
The new album of Ozomatli, which is titled "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" and will be released today, is aimed at showing solidarity with the Latino community.
Alex Lora marks 48 years as Mexico's rock'n'roll idol.His songs have criticized many Mexican presidents and some Americans too.
Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).
Philly native prepares to release his first Reggaeton album this summer
La colección de temas bailables "Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos del Momento" continuó en la primera posición en la lista Top Latin Albums de Billboard por segunda semana consecutiva.
Community advocate and award-winning filmmaker Gilberto Gonzalez documents the story of a little-known Latino gang in Spring Garden, the “20G”, as they protected their neighborhood from outside threats.
Protesters show their support for the LGBT community in Philadelphia,
Más allá del controversial debate migratorio, el conflicto ha inspirado a artistas y músicos para producir canciones con un mensaje poderoso y unirse a la conversación a través del arte, para concientizar al público sobre las contribuciones de los inmigrantes y la necesidad de una reforma migratoria.
Beyond the controversy behind the immigration debate, the conflict has inspired artists and musicians to produce songs with powerful messages and join the conversation through their art, to raise awareness on the contributions of immigrants and the need for an immigration reform.