👨🏻🙋🏽👱🏾👩🏾👧🏻The Latinx Collective - Issue #32
I'm a fan of Eduardo Cepeda's writing (the reggaeton historian!) which I've featured in the past and his piece for Pitchfork doesn't disappoint. Check it out and help share him share it. From the piece:
The rigid genre lines and calculated English-language crossovers of the past are gone, and what remains is a movement that’s bigger than many listeners even realize. Moving between reggaetón and dembow is a small step when you’re aiming for global domination.This year’s numbers suggest urbano is not so far off from that: The three most-streamed artists on Youtube worldwide were Ozuna, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny. On YouTube’s official song of the summer ranking, the top spot went to Cardi’s “I Like It,” which features Balvin and Bunny spitting in Spanish atop Latin boogaloo samples.
Forbes columnist Vivian Nunez interviews the founder of Latina lifestyle brand, Hija de tu Madre. Delgado’s product line started with clothing and accessories and has now moved into the home office space.
In just two years, Delgado has gone from being entirely an online experience to having an office and showroom headquartered in Los Angeles. This year she plans to host events — panels, workshops, and networking opportunities — in the space and make it a larger cultural experience.
This is an hour-long podcast episode that I think is worth a listen b/c it features some amazing Latinx music editors/experts like Eduardo Cepeda (who I mentioned above), Suzy Exposito and Isabelia Herrera. They talk about the rise of Bad Bunny, the array of musical genres that influenced him, preview some of the songs off his new album, some of the topics that have arisen with his popularity (like his embrace of femininity), and lastly his versatility and how he set himself apart from his peers. 🎶'tamos bien!!!🎶
Latino entrepreneurs in the Inc. 5000 have founded businesses that collectively made over $5.6 billion in revenue in 2017. Over the past three years, they have also created more than 13,500 jobs. This article is from a few months ago but profiles several Latinx small business owners. Check it out.
“Roma” was the biggest winner of the night taking home 4 awards. “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” took home the award for Best Limited Series. And “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” nabbed another Best Animated Film award. (P.S. loved that movie 🕷) Read the article for the rest of the recap.
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