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Historias a las “2:00 AM” con Raquel Sofía

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Historias a las “2:00 AM” con Raquel Sofía

Una divertida charla con la cantautora puertorriqueña, Raquel Sofía (nominada al Latin Grammy 2015 Mejor Nuevo Artista) cuenta con una gran trayectoria como vocalista de Juanes y guitarrista de Shakira antes de lanzar su EP y 2 discos con Sony Latin. ¿Que haces tu a las “2:00 AM”? A las 2:00 AM es cuando pasa todo. Es Cuando mandas el texto que no tenías que mandar al chico que no era. Cuando están en el cuarto llorando porque tu novio te dijo que hiba a llegar, pero no llegó. Es cuando salgo a bailar con mis amigas a pasarla bien y a comer pizza a las 2:00 AM, después de unos mezcales. Para mi las 2:00 AM es la hora cuando estoy más vulnerable, cuando soy yo misma, cuando me enamoro y sufro el desamor. Muchas queremos olvidar a nuestros ese a pero tu haces canciones sobre ellos y siento que todo esto pasa a las 2:00 AM, ¿Es sierto? Estas canciones que escribo de mis ex novios es más como una necesidad de contar la historia para sacarmelos de adentro. Escribo la canción y los voy soltando de a poquito. ¿Entonces es tu manera de dejar ir? De cerrar capítulos? Si es un catalisis escribir canciones y es la manera como ya voy pasando la pagina. Y de este nuevo projecto de historias de las chicas que te mandan a las 2:00 AM, Cuál es la constante que se repite en cada historia que escuchas? La verdad mucho amor, mucho desamor, muchas personas que están con alguien y están enamorados y ellos enamorados de otros, personas que están enamorados de alguien que está con otro. Muchas aventuras medio peligrosas que me dicen al final, pudo haber pasado algo, pero aún no a pasado nada, es una buena historia. Lo que más me gusta de estas historias que me están mandando es que me parece tan bonito e interesante la necesidad que sentimos los seres humanos de contar nuestra historia y de expresarnos. Yo tengo la música como vehículo para hacer estoy y me encanta dar a mis fans también un vehículo, un lugar, donde se puedan expresar anónimamente. Que de verdad puedan contar su historias de la misma manera que lo hago yo a través de mi música. Sin duda te saca una “Sonrisa Vertical” por “La Persona Que No Eres” y ya que es mejor “Déjalo Ir” porque ya  “Tenemos Historia” Entonces ya pa que. Hablemos de tu álbum. 2:00 AM en mi disco que cuenta diez historias mías, diez cuentos míos que realmente me pasaron. Vas a decir ¡pobre nena! Mi abuela esta atereada porque dice “pero porque tu sufres tanto, con quien tu te enredas” … lol. Son historias de cosas que realmente me pasaron a mi. Trato de ser super sincera y honesta cuando escribo porque para mi es muy importante que la gente se pueda identificar con mis canciones. Todos vivmos lo mismo, a todos nos Roman el corazon, todo fue a las 2:00 AM. Me encanta que los fans me puedan escribir y contarme “… a tu canción me quedo como anillo al dedo” “Tu canción describe la historia de mi vida” y todo ese tipo de cosas. ¡Igual todas somos Divas! Cuéntame de esta nueva campaña, el concierto de cantautoras A Diva Voz....

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Its Time to Transform Your World with Maryl Celiz Paz

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Its Time to Transform Your World with Maryl Celiz Paz

Maryl Today is the newest inspirational talk show in collaboration with television studio, Pasadena Media, to empower Latinos with topics that matter, mind, heart and soul. The half-hour in-depth talk show features experts and leaders in the arts, sciences, business and personal development fields. The program breaks down topics that matter today and breaks through to solutions that people can use to improve their daily lives, businesses, community and the world. The first episode of Maryl Today aired on August 2, 2018 Maryl Today” with a conversation about “Service” with Roaldo Moran, Publisher & General Manager Hoy Los Angeles/San Diego. Maryl Celiz Paz, executive producer, creator and host of the show aims to showcase topics that matter to improve people’s lives. A talented woman she wears many hats, Multicultural journalist, communicator and entrepreneur to name a few. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Maryl about this inspirational new venture, her holistic life and something else. Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel. “Its Time to Transform Your World” – Maryl Today Maryl Today Episode 1: Service Maryl Today on Arroyo Channel (TV and web) at 8 p.m. Pacific and will air every Thursday at that same time, same channel (Spectrum channel 32, AT&T channel 99) and can be seen worldwide on www.pasadenamedia.org and www.marylcelizpaz.com....

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Clean + Green and Ready to be Discovered

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Clean + Green and Ready to be Discovered

Cardea Auset To produce products that are as natural as possible, Cardea AuSet uses pure essential oils, hydrosols, minerals, and plant-based ingredients that are GMO-free. Their materials are sourced from nearby Canadian suppliers who align with their ethical considerations. Reise Reise uses Rice Bran Extract with plant-based formulation that effectively cleans dirty hair and soothes the scalp at the same time. Rosemary & Mint Essential Oil and Tea Tree Extract balance the scalp sebum production. Vitamin B3 helps maintain healthy hair growth without split ends. Non-irritating, alcohol-free, animal ingredients free. Alder New York What you put on your body matters. That’s why Alder New York formulates their products with the best herbalist beloved extracts and dermatologist approved ingredients. They never use SLS and SLES, parabens, PEGs, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasing agents, silicone, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, EDTA, BHA and BHT, hydroquinone, triclosan, or triclocarban. INIKA Organic INIKA Organic is an Australian-owned Certified Organic beauty brand. Their promise is premium quality, 100% natural products that meet the highest organic standards possible, and are certified vegan and cruelty free, always. INIKA Organic believes your skin’s health and beauty go hand in hand, which is why their products not only contain nourishing botanical ingredients that your skin will thank you for, but also meet the highest of beauty standards. TERRA ORIGIN Inspired by the ancient practice of Ayurveda, TERRA ORIGIN is a thoughtful, scientifically supported line of nutraceutical supplements and powders. Their highly talented and qualified in-house scientists and technicians analyze each and every raw material before they are formulated into supplements and powders. Held to the most rigorous standards set by the FDA, they develop, test, produce, and package all under one roof so you can feel good about incorporating TERRA ORIGIN into your daily routine. Indie Beauty...

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How to Spend a Weekend in Tulum, Mexico

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How to Spend a Weekend in Tulum, Mexico

When all the spring breakers grew up and left Cancun, they went to Tulum. No, but really: Cancun’s younger, cooler sibling still maintains much of the easygoing, barefoot vibe that made this pocket of Mexico so attractive in the first place. With stunning white-sand beaches (free from the massive development that’s plagued so much of Mexico’s coastline), excellent food—both from locals and expat chefs, and a relaxing yoga-centric vibe befitting its jungle setting, Tulum should be near the top of any traveler’s list for a refreshing long weekend. Tulum is about a 90-minute drive from Cancun’s international airport, which means flights are abundant and affordable. Since you’ll be spending most of your time in Tulum barefoot or on a bike, skipping the sometimes complicated and shady Mexican rental-car system isn’t a bad idea. If you choose not to rent a car (we don’t blame you), there are inexpensive ADO busses that run from the airport to Tulum about every 45 minutes. For just $7, they’re pretty nice rides, with air-conditioning and TVs. Once you’re in town, you’ll find plenty of taxis and bike rentals, both good options for getting around. FRIDAY Get in the Mayan mindset by first enjoying a spa treatment at Sanará, a luxury eco-boutique hotel right on Tulum Beach. While the hotel’s sprawling wellness center offers yoga classes and massages, you’re here for a Pudzyah Mayan treatment with Abuelo Antonio Oxte. In this healing, ceremonial experience, you’ll be rejuvenated through acupressure and massage, all taught to Abuelo Antonio by his maternal grandmother. Check in to your hotel and spend some time relaxing on the beach or strolling around town before heading to dinner at WILD. Set within the jungle, near the Sian Ka’an UNESCO World Heritage biosphere reserve, WILD has all the trappings of a swanky cocktail bar and restaurant like you might find in L.A. or New York. But the spacious restaurant (where you’ll dine under the stars), is still wholly Yucatán, relying on sustainably-sourced ingredients for dishes like a kicky green mole, served over broccoli and cauliflower with Lebanese-spiced amaranth. Nicolas Baptiste, the proprietor of the immensely popular Experimental Cocktail Club, is behind the cocktail menu, which uses juices, purées, and syrups made onsite with local ingredients like flor de Jamaica (hibiscus) and chipotle peppers. SATURDAY You’re up early on a Saturday to beat the crowds—it’s going to be a long day in the sand, surf, and jungle. Pop into Huerto del Eden, a tiny fruteria, where you can start the day off with fresh juices, decent, ground-to-order coffee, local eggs, and various sandwiches and empanadas, most of which is less than $2. (You’ll find Huerto del Eden on Avenida Tulum, between Calle Alfa Norte and Calle Osiris Norte.) Tulum is home to what seems like thousands of cenotes. You know, those Instagram-famous cerulean pools of water, typically found in the jungle when limestone bedrock collapses to exposes the groundwater underneath. Among the most popular is the aptly-named Gran Cenote. A visit here costs about $5 and is worth the price of admission. If you want to enjoy it at its best, go early (around 8 a.m.), right when it opens. Spend a few hours here snorkeling (or diving), relaxing, and exploring the surrounding jungle. Have a local lunch of cochinita pibil (Yucátan-style roasted pork) at Taqueria Don Beto. This little gem...

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Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest 2019

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Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest 2019

SECOND ANNUAL TMRW.TDAY ACTIVATES LOVE IN JAMAICA – RELIVE THE MAGIC FROM 2018 Smiling faces, ecstatic dance, and endless breathtaking visions of postcard perfect coastline serves as the backdrop for Jamaica’s Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, who just wrapped its second journey around the sun this past May. Abound with wellness activations, conscious music, engaging tribe talks, movement and meditations, Tmrw.Tday will continue to be nothing short of magical and one of the most incredible festival experiences in the world. Witness an electrifying Beenie Man performance direct from The Caves, a venue that rivals its contemporaries globally in natural beauty and history. Playing host to AudioFly and a Crew Lovetakeover featuring Lonely C of Soul Clap, Wolf+Lamb and boasting a secret, seaside stage deep within the limestone cliffs, The Caves came to life with wild abandon under the ethereal glow of the moon each night throughout the week. From sunrise to sunset, attendees activated nothing but LOVE on Irie Soul Beach, blissful oasis of Tmrw.Tday and home to yoga, meditation and afternoon Tribe Talks presented by THINC. Practicing in a beautiful, open air studio, yogis of all levels enjoyed views of turquoise waters and blue skies as they were guided through various types of yoga and meditation. Program directors Stacy Irie Soul expanded this year’s offerings to include a wide spectrum of flow, movement, dance, healing + plant medicines. 2018 Irie Soul Tribe leaders included international wellness ambassadors such as the Acro Buddhas, Sharon Feanny, Ryan Caicco, Carmelinda Dimano, Chris Hawk and Subhadra Bowman. Tmrw.Tday’s headquarters served multiple purposes as sundrenched days turned to balmy evenings, Irie Soul Beach played host to some of 2018’s music headliners including a Dub showcase which included producer phenom Teflon Zinc Fence, talented vocalists Naomi Cowan, Zia Benjamin and a special sunset performance by special guest Walshy Fire, who celebrated his birthday in Negril with the Tmrw.Tday tribe. Mixmag’s best new artist Bedouin commanded the decks deep into the night, driving house music fans through a landscape of pulsating beats and intricate melodies. Taking a pivotal step in solidifying its place as a progressive leader Tmrw.Tday debuted the Garden of Mary Cannabis Experience, exploring the power of plant medicine. Sponsored By Tweed Main Street a Canopy Growth Corp. Company and featuring speakers Montel Williams, Dr. Craig Travis of Immugen Health, RAS IYAH V and former NBA Player John Salley. Moderated by Founder Douglas Gordon of CanEx Jamaica, the Garden of Mary offered a glimpse into the future of cannabis and how it can be used to make a positive impact on health, wellness and the community. Tmrw.Tday would like to thank everyone who made it out to Jamaica for this awe-inspiring adventure. Join the Good Vibez Tribe TDAY — Super Early Bird Passes for Tmrw.Tday 2019 officially on sale now! Keep your eyes peeled for more news from the Tmrw.Tday team as they continue to grow. We hope to see you next year on the shores of Negril! Find Your Tribe: Tmrw.Tday Facebook | Instagram | Website Tmrw.Tday’s Philosophy A better TMRW begins TDAY along the breathtaking paradise of Negril, Jamaica’s famed 7-mile beach. Embrace the positive shift within your soul and watch the world begin to smile. Jamaica’s Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest invites you to become a part of a global movement, a catalyst for change to lighten our hearts and remedy our planet. Embark on a seven day journey of consciousness, conviction and growth through wellness, music, dance, art, nature and natural therapies. Step outside the boundaries of everyday life and into the experiential...

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Luis Ernesto Franco y Camila Sodi Protagonizan “Falsa Identidad” por Telemundo

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Luis Ernesto Franco y Camila Sodi Protagonizan “Falsa Identidad” por Telemundo

TELEMUNDO REVELA EL ELENCO ESTELAR DE “FALSA IDENTIDAD”, LA NUEVA SERIE QUE SE ESTRENA EN SEPTIEMBRE El elenco estelar incluye a: Sergio Goyri, Alejandro Camacho, Eduardo Yáñez, Sonya Smith, Uriel del Toro, Samadhi Zendejas, Geraldine Bazán, Álvaro Guerrero, Gabriela Roel, Azela Robinson, Pepe Gámez Manuel Balbi y Marcus Ornelas. “Falsa Identidad” es la historia de Diego (Luis Ernesto Franco) e Isabel (Camila Sodi), dos completos desconocidos, quienes por razones muy distintas se ven obligados a huir del Estado de Sonora, asumiendo la falsa identidad de un sólido matrimonio, para salvarse de un destino que los acosa. Diego se alejó de su familia luego de que su padre falleciera y su madre se volviera a casar. Lo que hizo que un acto de rebeldía, y castigando lo que para él era una traición a la memoria de su padre, Diego se involucró en un mundo delictivo, vendiendo combustible al narco más poderoso de Sonora, Gavino Gaona (Sergio Goyri). Las cosas se complicaron cuando Diego, siendo novio de la hija de Gavino, termina también en los brazos de su esposa, poniendo así precio a su cabeza. Por su parte, Isabel se casó con Porfirio “El Corona” (Marcus Ornelas) cuando tenía quince años de edad. Él era miembro de una agrupación de música norteña, que apenas comenzaba a despegar en su carrera. Con el paso de los años, la carrera del Corona fue un fracaso, y él se convirtió en un hombre amargado y celoso, que maltrataba a Isabel por cualquier pretexto. Isabel aguantó los abusos pensando que era lo mejor para los hijos, mantener la familia unida, hasta que un día la violencia del Corona alcanzó a sus hijos: Amanda (Barbie Casillas) y Ricardo (Checo Perezcuadra). Isabel escapa de la casa de su esposo con sus hijos, y encuentra refugio en Zoraida, empleada doméstica de Eliseo Hidalgo (Manuel Balbi), el presidente municipal de Álamos. Diego que es hermano del presidente municipal, también se esconde del narco en la misma casa. Es ahí que sus caminos se cruzan por primera vez, y de forma definitiva. Eliseo urde un plan para ocultar a Diego fuera de Sonora, tomando la identidad de un turista americano que acaba de morir en Sonora con su esposa y su hijo. Para completar la farsa, es necesario que Isabel acepte fingir ser la esposa de Diego, y hacer pasar a Ricardo como hijo de ambos. Aunque esta decisión es la oportunidad que Isabel buscaba para poder huir del Corona, también significa dejar a su hija mayor atrás, y confiar en un hombre al que acaba de conocer. Isabel y Diego se instalan con su nueva vida en la Ciudad de México, al principio son como el agua y el aceite, pero aprenden a creer el uno en el otro. El Corona y los narcos no tardan en ir detrás de ellos, el pasado siempre los alcanza. Pero en medio de esa persecución, Isabel y Diego descubren una pasión y química que nunca antes habían vivido, y de eso al amor no hay más que un paso. “Falsa Identidad” es protagonizada por Luis Ernesto Franco quien da vida a Diego Hidalgo y Camila Sodi a Isabel; Sergio Goyri interpreta a Gavino Gaona, un capo de Álamos, Sonora; Alejandro Camacho da vida a Augusto Orozco; Eduardo Yáñez es Don Mateo Corona; Sonya Smith...

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Ya Veremos In Theaters August 31st

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Ya Veremos In Theaters August 31st

Con gran éxito se estrenó la película “YA VEREMOS” en el país azteca, en donde se colocó en el puesto #1 con 1,394,406 de asistentes y con una recaudación de73,103,601 pesos en taquilla. Ya Veremos es el segundo mejor estreno mexicano de la historia. La cinta protagonizada por Fernanda Castillo, Mauricio Ochmann, Emiliano Aramayo, Erik Hayser y dirigida por Pitipol Ybarra, se estrenará el próximo 31 de agosto en Estados Unidos. “Estoy plenamente agradecida con la gente que ha visto la película y por su amor. Me da tanta alegría saber y ver los resultados de un gran trabajo de equipo que hicimos con mucho corazón y que estén aceptando Ya veremos de una manera tan bonita”, comento Fernanda Castillo. Por su lado, Mauricio Ochmann expresó lo orgulloso que esta de este proyecto en el que ha sido, además de protagonista, productor: “Pusimos nuestra alma en este proyecto divertido y entrañable, me emociona que ahora lo podamos compartir con toda mi gente en Estados Unidos que podrá disfrutar de esta historia, así como nosotros disfrutamos haciéndola. No se la pierdan en familia a partir del 31 de agosto”. El grupo mexicano Reik compuso el tema original para la película con el mismo nombre, la audiencia podrá escuchar al final de la película este tema compuesto por Julio Ramirez, Michael Hodges, Pambo y Samy Isaza. Del director de “Pulling Strings” y “A la mala” (Pitipol Ybarra), “Ya veremos” narra la historia de Santi (Emiliano Aramayo) un niño soñador quien ha tenido que lidiar con la separación de sus padres, Rodrigo (Mauricio Ochmann) y Alejandra (Fernanda Castillo). Para ellos, Santi es la luz de sus ojos, y están obligados a verse de vez en cuando, ya que comparten el tiempo de su hijo. Un día reciben la noticia de que Santi debe someterse a una cirugía la cual puede cambiarle la vida por completo. Así que éste hace una lista de deseos para cumplirlos junto con sus dos padres, antes de la operación. Es así, que Rodrigo y Alejandra se verán forzados a aprender a convivir de nuevo, embarcándose (sin sospecharlo) en un viaje lleno de aventuras, que al final, hará que sea muy difícil separarse de nuevo y verán el panorama de una manera diferente. Facebook: @YaVeremosMovie @PantelionFilms |Instagram y Twitter: @PantelionFilms | #YaVeremosMovie...

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Draco Rosa at Amoeba Hollywood

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Draco Rosa at Amoeba Hollywood

Draco Rosa Meet + Photo Event Amoeba Hollywood – August 8th @ 5:00pm Commemorating the 22nd anniversary of Vagabundo’s release – purchase your copy of Draco’s Vagabundo 22 vinyl LP in-store only at Amoeba on Aug 8 to meet Draco, have your photo taken with him, AND receive a pre-signed poster as a gift! TO ATTEND EVENT: – Vagabundo 22 LP will be available for purchase at Amoeba Hollywood on August 8th. Limit 2 LPs per person. Each LP purchased receives ONE ticket to attend photo/meet and one pre-signed Draco Rosa poster. Space is limited. – Line for Photo/Meet ticket holders will form on 8/8 at 4pm on Ivar side of store. – A professional photographer will be taking photos of each fan with Draco. Photos will be available for retrieval after the event. Instructions for fans to download their picture will be given out at event with album purchase. – Draco Rosa will not be signing albums or any other items at this event. With a successful career, Draco Rosa has toured the world, filling prestigious venues while reaching a very solid fan base. Inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, Rosa was bestowed with the honorary degree in Humanities and Business Administration from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) in Puerto Rico.The multiple-time GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winning artist has received received  many awards and recognitions for his career as a recording artist and also for his accomplishments as a composer, musician, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. About Vagabundo 22: * Special anniversary, remastered version (22nd anniversary). * Two (2) previously unreleased versions of tracks (Vértigo 22 and Madre Tierra 22). * One of “The 50 Greatest Latin Albums of the Past 50 Years” by Billboard Magazine. * Spin Magazine’s 1997 Top 10 list of “Greatest Rock en Español Records of All Time“. * Original album produced by Phil Manzanera, guitarist for Roxy Music. * Remastered by Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, U2, Daft Punk, Radio Head). Connect with Draco Rosa | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM...

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HUNTER KILLER emerges into theaters on October 26th!

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HUNTER KILLER emerges into theaters on October 26th!

#HunterKiller Only In Theaters Nationwide October 26th Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII. Also starring Oscar® winner Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Darkest Hour, 2017), Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), HUNTER KILLER is a high-stakes thriller that unfolds both on land and at sea. Only in theaters nationwide by Summit Premiere on October 26th, 2018. Directed by Donovan Marsh and written by Arne L. Schmidt and Jamie Moss, HUNTER KILLER is based on the book Firing Point written by retired naval officer George Wallace and author Don Keith. The production of HUNTER KILLER was also fully supported by the United States Navy. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Official Site | Press...

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) returned to New York City

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) returned to New York City

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) returned to New York City, assembling some of the world’s most talented emergent and well-established musicians of the genre in one place. Aside from the obvious benefit of having these talented artists performing in several showcases throughout the city for the public to enjoy, the LAMC also provides visiting artists from countries like Spain, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and many others an excellent opportunity to meet each other, attend panels aimed at developing their careers within the music industry, and network with music business executives and brand representatives from companies like Shure Microphones, Taylor Guitars, and others that participate in the event. Orquesta El Macabeo and DJ George Nenadich kicked off this year’s conference with a New York style Salsa dance party at the renowned Lincoln Center Mid Summer Swing stage, and ended in grand fashion with Jorge Drexler, Trending Tropics, IFE, and DJ Raff performing at the LAMC Central Park SummerStage showcase. Two highly recommended shows for anybody visiting Manhattan during this time of year, free concerts with lineups of this caliber should not to be missed. “Women Changing The Face of the Latin Music Industry”, held at The Stewart Hotel in mid-town Manhattan, was one of the most anticipated panels of the conference. Erika Elliott (SummerStage), Colleen Theis (The Orchard), Yvonne Drazan (peermusic), Diana Rodriguez (Criteria Entertainment), Livys Cerna (The Latin Recording Academy / Latin GRAMMYs), Stephanie Streeter (Eventbrite), and Ana Poluyan (Manager of Los Pericos), several of the most influential female leaders in the business, led a lively discussion highlighting the importance and the current standing of women within the industry. An engaged audience contributed to a wide-ranging conversation and dynamic exchange of ideas about mentorship, forging a career path by thinking outside the box, being organized and setting goals, the importance of excellence and generating quality work, being active in professional industry organizations, asserting female influence and guidelines to reduce sexism within the industry, etc. It was an extremely productive and insightful session, and the panelists shared a wealth of knowledge and insight with the public in attendance. In terms of performances, one of the most popular showcases at this year’s LAMC was an intimate acoustic session featuring renowned artists like Ana Tijoux, Mitre, Cheo & Ulises Hadjis, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The event was held in lower Manhattan at The Loft at City Winery, a casual and cozy venue with comfortable seating and delicious food to boot. It was a great place to escape the summer heat and enjoy up close performances from such extraordinary musicians. The showcase exemplified the vast and beautiful musical variety that flourishes from our deeply grounded Latin American roots, and each of the artists demonstrated exceptional musical prowess as they arranged their songs in very unexpected ways without loosing the essence of the original compositions. For example, Ana Tijoux performed with the Villalobos Brothers, a trio of violinists that infused a delightful touch of Mexican traditional music to her songs. And Mariachi Flor de Toloache invited a rapper / poet to join them on stage for one of their songs. The results were quite impressive. Great LAMC musical performances continued at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park, this time featuring an all female powerhouse lineup that included Girl Ultra (Mexico), Ana Tijoux (Chile),...

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