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Bomba & Plena Music Are Giving A New Voice to Afro-Latinx Communities

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The uniquely Puerto Rican musical styles of bomba and plena are deeply rooted in the island’s African roots. When most Boricuas hear the deep drum beats of bomba and plena, we can’t help but move our bodies. When we hear...
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Selena Gomez’s First Full-Length Spanish Album Will Drop in March

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
International pop star Selena Gomez officially announced on Instagram that her first ever full-length Spanish album will drop on March 12. The announcement comes just days after Selena who is of Mexican descent released a Spanish language single titled, “De...
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The Upbeat, Nostalgic Latinx Playlist You Need Right Now

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
2020 has been a crazy year, to say the least. We’ve had to deal with everything from a global pandemic, to a shattered economy, to natural disasters in several states. While we know that 2021 isn’t that far away, and...
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Happy Birthday Daddy Yankee: 30 Billboard Top 10 Hits by The Big Boss

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Daddy Yankee is arguably the king of reggaetón. The Puerto Rican native, born Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, has played a significant role in the rise of reggaetón going mainstream. The genre is now dominating Latin music airways and sweeping award...
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20 Protest Songs Written About the Latinx Struggle

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Music is a universal language, and it is used to describe all sorts of human emotions and experiences. Including resistance and protest. Powerful lyrics have inspired change, encouraged those going through the struggle, and revolutionized the world. When major events...