Music

One of Puerto Rico's most talented Reggaetóneros, Nicky Jam rose to fame along with the likes of Daddy Yankee, but his career took a dive after a bad run with drugs and criminal misdemeanours. While his peers were becoming superstars, Nicky Jam fell out of the limelight until, on a trip to...
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Reggaetón pioneer who sprung to global fame with his first album “Diferente a Los Demás” and consolidated his success in 2015 with “El Perdón” ("Forgiveness"), delivers another classic.
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A fantastic compilation of Colombia's King of Cumbia
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With its hypnotic beat and heart-renching melodies, this Dominican music began to take the world by storm when Urban Latin took over Latin nightclubs and romantics were left wanting. But Bachata has a long history; from rural Santo Domingo to the streets of Harlem, it was associated with dodgy...
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A rare and unique compilation from one of Latin America's most innovative record labels
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At a time when Shakira, Carlos Vives, J Balvin and Maluma are some of the hottest artists in the planet, it is easy to forget that it was an indigenous folklore singer who kicked the global door open for Colombian artists. Totó La Momposina was known worldwide long before today’s Colombian...
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Puerto Rican Salsa at its best
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When quintessentially English band Clean Bandit was recently rocking X Factor with their latest hit ‘Rockabye,’ few watching would have known that the country that invented its catchy beat was banned from playing it for years. Not many even realise that the beat has a name and a history. Only those...
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From garage parties in Panamå to the awards ceremonies of Miami, how did an obscure Caribbean genre that was shunned by radio stations and banned by the authorities become one of the most influential genres in global dance music. Here's how it happened...
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Emeris is one of Europe’s best Latin percussionists and the epitome of the Latin immigrant who has earned success in London through his craft. Chilled, good humored, and professional, he is a master in Colombian folklore, especially in the music from the Pacific coast. He now co-directs a new...
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Cuba's new Jazz queen comes into her own in her exquisite UK debut album
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With 1.5 billion YouTube views, a 3x platinum debut album in Mexico and a second album premiering at #1 all over Latin America and several Grammys, what makes Jesse and Joy one of Latin America's biggest emerging acts? As they prepare to release their first dual language album in the UK, the...
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After two months voting by the public and the verdicts of over 20 judges, here are the results of the Latin UK Awards 2016/17 in the Music categories.
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