5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (June 11)
From career milestones to new music releases, major announcements, and more Billboard editors highlight what’s happening in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened this week in Latin music.
Los Tigres del Norte Documentary
A Los Tigres del Norte documentary was released this week. It will soon be available on Prime Video. Coined Los Tigres del Norte: Historias Que Contar, the film captures everything from the Mexican group’s humble beginnings to its challenging road to success, and ultimately becoming one of Regional Mexican music’s biggest acts. Directed by Carlos Perez Osorio and produced by Jose Nacif Gobera, Historias will premiere June 17 via Prime Video. Below is the official trailer. It features the Amazon Original song “Jefe de Jefes”.
Puerto Rico’s Dia Nacional de la Zalsa
Dia Nacional de la Zalsa returns to Puerto Rico for its 38th edition, featuring a promising lineup of salsa music icons and newcomers, such as Willie Rosario, Andy Montanez, Charlie Cruz and Luis Vazquez. This week, a press conference held in La Isla del Encanto revealed that Vazquez, a former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise, becomes the festival’s youngest headliner and is set to receive a special award at the event. Dia Nacional de la Zalsa (National Salsa Day) will start at 10 a.m. local time on Sunday (June 12) at the Estadio Hiram Bithorn en San Juan.
Billboard‘s Latin Pride
This week, Billboard launched its annual Latin Pride Series with Villano Antillano (an emerging rapper) who spoke about how she is changing the male-dominated genre of trans music. “There is no tolerance for women like me in the genre I have forcibly inserted myself in,” she told Billboard. “To say that there is would be a delusion, and an attack upon the works of queer persons everywhere who consume such genres,” Villano said to Billboard. Billboard’s Latin Pride will highlight more LGBTIQ music stars in the coming weeks.
LETSGETFR.EE Promising Lineup
In this week’s festival news, LETSGETFR.EE unveiled that Pabllo Vittar, Tokischa, DJ Camilo and more artists have been added to its 2022 lineup. These artists join Missy Elliott, El Alfa and Kali Uchis, as well as Bomba Estereo and Bomba Estereo. The two-day event, taking place Aug. 20-21 in Queens, N.Y., is designed for and by Black, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA individuals, and according to a press statement, “Its mission is to close the equity gap for Black, Brown, Asian, and other underrepresented people in the entertainment industry, with the aim of achieving a diversified workforce across all levels in the industry by 2030.” For more information, click here.
Ultra Fest in Colombia
EDM’s hottest acts will come together at the 2022 Road to Ultra Festival event taking place in Colombia. The touring electronic music festival, part of the Ultra Music Festival brand, will make a pit stop Oct. 7 in Llanogrande, about 40 minutes from Medellin. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday (June 15), and the lineup will be revealed in the coming days. For more information, fans can visit the official website here.
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