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Juanes & Mon Laferte – Amarte Tour in NYC

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Juanes & Mon Laferte – Amarte Tour in NYC

Juanes and Mon Laferte brought their Amarte Tour performances to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and delighted their adoring audience with an absolutely phenomenal concert. The natural chemistry these talented musicians shared on “Amarrame”, the duet track featured in Mon Laferte’s latest album “La Trenza”, easily translated into a very dynamic and passionate one-two punch of a stage show. Mon Laferte, who’s greatly admired talent has earned her a well-deserved meteoric rise in popularity, kicked her set off at approximately 8:00 PM and immediately set the romantic mood in the theater with a passion filled bolero titled “Antes de Ti”. Then, backed by her impeccably dressed seven piece band, the Chilean born songstress delivered a rock solid twelve songs set that included hits like “Si Tu Me Quisieras”, “Flor de Amapola”, “Tormento”, and “Tu Falta de Querer” among them. On the next to last song of her set, Mon brought the crowd to their feet by asking Juanes to join her on stage for a live rendition of “Amárrame”. Everybody was dancing and waving their hands in the air, the party was in full swing. Juanes, the “Amarte Tour” headliner, began his set at approximately 9:00 PM and his mere presence on stage turned up the level of excitement in the room by more than a few degrees. With his characteristic Fender Strat in hand, Medellin’s native son fronted a well-polished quartet of very talented musicians. Like a well-timed groove machine, they seamlessly worked their way through a vast repertoire of songs that spanned the length of his career. The setlist included crowd favorite tunes like “A Dios Le Pido”, “Fotografía”, “Es Tarde”, “Ángel”, “Me Enamora”, and “La Camisa Negra” to name a few. The sparse and uncluttered stage layout provided ample space for Juanes to freely move from one side of the stage to the other to interact with his fans, it allowed him to stay in close proximity with the audience and create an intimate dialogue. However, the presentation was not a simple exercise in minimalism, because the entire performance was set against a perfectly synchronized backdrop of videos and visual presentations reflected on a wide screen. In what can only be described as an honest, humble, and admirable move that demonstrates how grounded he is as person or artist. Juanes turned a wonderful performance and made it outstanding when he paid homage to Joe Arroyo, Gustavo Cerati / Soda Stereo, and Juan Gabriel by singing “La Noche”, “Cuando Pase el Temblor” and “Querida” respectively. Seeing everyone in the audience on their feet singing along with him on songs that are so deeply rooted in our culture was simply riveting. Juanes clearly brings people together with his music and people love him for it. Amarte Tour will continue through May and June with shows scheduled in California, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic. Visit www.juanes.net/tour/ for more...

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A Conversation with Wanda Flor and Camila Leon of Egun Producciones

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A Conversation with Wanda Flor and Camila Leon of Egun Producciones

During a brief visit to New York City Wanda Flor and Camila Leon, the driving power duo and founding principals behind Santiago, Chile based Egun Producciones, met with Gypset Magazine for an in-depth conversation. Seated in a typical midtown Manhattan Art Deco hotel lounge, they openly and candidly talked about the challenges of starting the company and their experiences in meeting the challenges they faced along the way. In a culture and music business largely dominated by men, these two women successfully developed a company that represents and promotes some of the most talented and creative Hip-Hop, World Music, and Jazz artists in Latin America including Ana Tijoux, Movimiento Original, Beatriz Pichi Malen and several others. Here’s what they shared with us. Gypset: Tell us a bit about the beginning, where does Egun originate? Wanda: Egun identifies with protective spirits. There’s a connection rooted in Orishas and a deep relation to Santeria, not that we are santeras, but that we’re constantly mindful and aware of the energy of nature. That’s where we established the link we have to world music, and that’s how we arrived at working with the Mapuche cantora Beatriz Pichi Malen and several of the other artists we work with. Early on we began working with Jazz bands, we were a production company focused on organizing Jazz festivals and later began working with other music genres. Eventually we started working with Ana Tijoux in the production of her music videos, and we continue working with Anita until now. It’s been many years, many years of friendship and working together. Gypset: Clearly the relation to Orisha and the positive connections with nature, earth, the elements, well-being, and good vibes are all there. Wanda: Yes, there’s the strong relation and cycle between death and rebirth, and as such we’re always mindful of it and pay respect with multiple offerings of coffee, chocolate, and various gifts to honor our ancestors. So… That’s how we started working the Jazz circuit in the beginning! It was just the two of us, Camila and I as partners, and from then on the nucleus of Egun evolved into an all female production company. Camila: Our entire staff is comprised of women, even our sound engineer and graphic designer… everyone. This is clearly an exception in a male dominated field, because there aren’t many female sound engineers and yet we have one. Gypset: Many of us are familiar with the music of Ana Tijoux, and as I listened to the music of some of the other artists you work with a common thread of good vibes and positive messages emerged. They’re very good musician conveying a positive message without negative stuff. Camila: We focus very much on that aspect. We’re very interested in work that is based on good practices, to put it that way, and the positive energy that each group has. We always look to generate that sort of link among artists and we look for collaborations between the bands, so it’s not just a brotherhood and it’s more like a family. Wanda: We look for the process to be humanized, because in the end this is a market; it’s a business… you see? And as such it can be very dehumanizing, we see that a lot. However, we view artists as...

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ZOÉ Sigue sumando ‘Sold-Outs’ a lo largo de su gira en USA

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ZOÉ Sigue sumando ‘Sold-Outs’ a lo largo de su gira en USA

  ZOÉ, la banda de rock latinoamericano más importante de la escena, continua con pie derecho su gira en USA con múltiples ciudades ‘Sold Out’ anoche el mas reciente sold-out ocurrió en el Playstation Theater de la ciudad de New York. La gira continuarán su paso por Washington DC, Chicago, Rosemont , Anaheim, Los Ángeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco y Denver en este mes de Mayo. Este éxito va de la mano del nuevo álbum titulado “Aztlán” inspirado en el lugar místico de origen Azteca y es el sexto álbum de estudio de los ganadores del ®Grammy quienes celebran su 20 aniversario. Aztlán Tracklist Venus Azul No Hay Mal Que Dure Al Final Hielo Luci Aztlan Temor y Temblor Renacer Ella es Magia Oropel Clarividad Con 12 canciones de la autoría de León Larregui y bajo la producción de Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher y Florence and The Machine), Phill Vinall (Placebo, Pulp, Mark Knopfler, Elastic) y Zoé. Aztlán fue grabado entre enero y septiembre del 2017 en los estudios Panoram, en la Ciudad de México; la mezcla a cargo de Craig Silvey en Toast Studios en Londres y fue masterizado por Greg Calb (reconocido por su trabajo con los artistas Blondie, Deep Purple, Arcade Fire, Foster The People, Fleet Foxes) en Sterling Sound en Nueva York. Haz click en la foto para ver video de...

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Splash House 2018

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Splash House 2018

Splash House has announced the lineup for its June 8-10 kick off to the summer season. During the day, artists including Duke Dumont, Blacklizt, What So Not + more will play poolside at iconic Palm Springs venues: The Renaissance, Riviera and Saguaro Hotels. At night, the party continues at the Palm Springs Air Museum with acts like Autograf, Nora En Pure and SNBRN. Soundtrack your desert daydreams with this Spotify playlist featuring all artists. Tickets on SALE...

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NTVG New single and Video “Los Villanos”

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NTVG New single and Video “Los Villanos”

NTVG Premieres the New single and Video “Los Villanos” Featuring Dr. Shenka from Panteón Rococó & Mariachi Flor de Toloache.   Within the framework of their most recent studio work, Suenan las alarmas, No te va gustar launches a surprise release of a new version of Los Villanos [The Villains] featuring Dr. Shenka, leader of the Mexican band Panteón Rococó. The collaboration of Dr. Shenka is an addition to the original version with Flor de Toloache, where the band contributed mariachi magic in the choirs, violin, trumpet and the guitarron. Los Villanos feat. Dr Shenka is now the new single of critical acclaimed album Suenan las alarmas and will be available in stores in digital single format on Friday, May 4. Honoring the International Workers’ Day, the band premiered the video exclusively through their social networks and in U.S. through La Banda Elástica on May 1st. Inspired by the lyrics of Emiliano Brancciari and in the production hands of Niko Films, the director Piter Moreira took the phrase “se olvidaron del pasado” [they forgot their past] to develop the concept that embodies the video clip: a town that forgets their history and because of that loses their ideals and becomes vulnerable in the face of a new form of power that manages to impose their thoughts. However, this town unites under their ideal thoughts and convert them into weapons to achieve their freedom. No te va gustar has been touring a good part of Latin America and the United Stated on their tour Suenan Las Alarmas: a tour that includes shows in Argentina throughout March, April and May; Mexico in June, and that will continue its international journey in 2018. Suenan las alarmas is a personal and mature album that demonstrates with elegance the Uruguayan band’s more than 20 years of trajectory. The material was recorded between July 2016 and March 2017 between the studios Elefante Blanco in Montevideo, Romaphonic in Buenos Aires, White Water Music in New York, and Bass Station in Brooklyn. The artistic production was carried out by Héctor Castillo, the talented Venezuelan producer and four time Latin Grammy winner for ¨Ahí Vamos¨ and ¨Fuerza Natural¨ by Gustavo Cerati, as well as being internationally recognized for his work with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Aterciopelados and David Bowie, within others. The mastering was done by Dave Mc Nair. SUENAN LAS ALARMAS – 2018 TOUR Upcoming Shows – Argentina & Mexico May 5, Puerto de Asunción, Paraguay May 11, Plaza de la Música, Córdoba, Argentina May 18, Club Regatas, Corrientes, Argentina May 19, Club Unión, Santa Fe, Argentina May 26, Las Piedras, Uruguay June 1st, Loft, Bolivar, Buenos Aires, Argentina June 2, Sociedad de Fomento Unión y Progreso, Tandil, Argentina June 3, Campo de Deportes  Buenos Aires, Argentina June 8, La Glotonería, Querétaro, México June 9, Cosquin Rock Guadalajara, México June 10, Foro Lando, Toluca, México June 14, Beat 803, Puebla, México June 15, Roswell, León, México June 16, Tijuana, México June 17, Ensenada, Mexico June 21, Playa del Carmen, México June 22, Plaza Condesa, México June 23, Machaca Fest, Monterrey, México June 24, Festival El Rock nos une, Cuautitlán Izcalli, México September 8, DirecTV Arena, Buenos Aires, Argentina US TOUR DATES SOON TO BE...

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Nacho y Toyota Latino “La sensación” #Billboards2018

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Nacho y Toyota Latino “La sensación” #Billboards2018

Así se siente Nacho cuando llega a los #Billboards2018 en su #Camry 😎. Entrevista con Nacho “Miguelito” Mendoza Donatti mejor conocido como “Nacho” durante el 2018 Latin Billboard Awards en donde nos cuenta cómo se siente llegar a los #Billboards 2018 en su #Camry. Hablamos sobre sus canciones “Báilame” y “No Te Vas”, la sensacional colaboración con Toyota Latino y muchas cositas mas. Nacho website http://www.nacholacriatura.com/ Interview by Diana Carolina IG @didicarito Filmed and Edited by Bolita Salome IG...

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Sana Jardin Tests The Business Impact Of Being Driven By A Social Mission

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Sana Jardin Tests The Business Impact Of Being Driven By A Social Mission

Can providing economic opportunity persuade consumers to purchase perfume? That’s the question Sana Jardin is attempting to answer. The fragrance brand that launched at Harrods Salon De Parfums last August and is slated to enter the new Harvey Nichols in Qatar shortly before heading to Liberty London and Cult Beauty in the summer has a social mission at its core. In a model dubbed Beyond Sustainability, Sana Jardin partnered with the organization Nest to incorporate byproducts of fragrance production in marketable items such as orange blossom water and organic compost to increase the income of women in Morocco harvesting the fragrance ingredients. “Coming from a non-profit background, I felt the word sustainability really didn’t have meaning anymore. I know that it means engaging in fair-wage practices and leaving a net neutral impact on the environment, but, in 2018, we can do more,” says Amy Christiansen Si-Ahmed, a social worker turned founder and CEO of Sana Jardin. “If we are creative about the way we look at waste in the supply chain, we can enable people to flourish and not just maintain their current lifestyle.” The lifestyles of people in a country that’s often faraway geographically and psychologically for well-heeled customers plunking down big bucks for Sana Jardin’s scents, which are priced at $225 for a 3.4-oz. bottle, matter to the bottom line, according to Si-Ahmed. She estimates about 70% of customers care about the brand’s larger vision, while the product alone resonates with the rest. Rolando Stefanos Zabban, managing director and COO of Sana Jardin, details the effect of the mission on sales varies by region. “In the Middle East, even though people on the ground tell me that it’s slowly changing, the primary decision factor is what the fragrance smells like,” he says. “When you look at places like Europe and the U.S., you see millennial customers do want to make purpose-driven purchases, and they want to know about not only what goes into the product, but what a brand does behind the scenes to help the community in a meaningful way.” Sana Jardin can further contribute to the economic engine it’s revving up in Morocco if it furthers revenue growth. This year, the brand is on pace to generate 750,000 pounds or nearly $1.1 million at the current exchange rate. It’s intent on building a robust distribution network of retailers in countries that are hotbeds for the fragrance business. On March 27, Sana Jardin will celebrate its launch in the U.S. with an event at Perfumariē in New York featuring a discussion entitled, “The Intersection of Luxury Fragrance and Social Impact.” “This is going to be a big year for us,” says Zabban. “What we would like to do is to be able to launch with a big retailer in the U.S., whether it is Barneys, Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. Then, probably depending on when that happens and what sort of exclusivity we would put in place, we would be looking to work with another specialty chain like a Cos Bar. Cos Bar is modernizing quite nicely.” Sana Jardin currently sells seven fragrances. Its bestsellers are Berber Blonde, a floral scent spotlighting Moroccan orange blossom, and Revolution De La Fleur, a sultry mix of Madagascan ylang ylang, Moroccan jasmine, frangipani, rose, vanilla and sandalwood. Carlos Benaim, the master perfumer at IFF behind...

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LAMC 2018 Girl Power in Brooklyn + Panels

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LAMC 2018 Girl Power in Brooklyn + Panels

LAMC Announces a Female-Powered Lineup for Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 Panel Topics Celebrate Brooklyn! Friday, July 13th Mala Rodriguez • Ana Tijoux • Girl Ultra This year’s LAMC/BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show, taking place on Friday, July 13th, will feature a lineup of female badassery with Mala Rodriguez, Ana Tijoux, and Girl Ultra. Featuring amazing Panel topics this 2018, with top panelists from Sony Music, Fania, ATO, Moët Hennessy, Eventbrite, CD Baby, Symphonic Distribution, Deezer, Superfly, Billboard, The Orchard, and many more. LAMC PANEL TOPICS Latin America and the U.S. Latin Market: The Big Digital Frontier (Presented by Symphonic Distribution) SYNCHronicity: Latin Music Opportunities in TV, Film, and Branding (Presented by Industria Works) What is a Crossover in 2018? The Time is Now: Women Changing the Face of the Latin Music Industry (Presented by The Orchard) Mala Rodriguez is a multi Latin Grammy-winning, baseball bat-wielding hip-hop artist from Spain. She has earned praise for her socially-minded lyrics and her unabashed on-stage persona. Mala has toured all over the world and has collaborated with an eclectic range of artists. Her extensive catalogue has garnered her a multitude of fans around the world – including President Barack Obama, who included Mala in his Spotify summer playlist. Mala is currently working on a new album and is releasing new music this summer. Ana Tijoux is a Latin Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who was born in France to Chilean parents. The buzz around her solo career has been steadily growing since her Grammy-nominated debut 1977 was featured on Breaking Bad, the FIFA video game, and Broad City. NPR has said of her most recent album, Roja y Negro: Canciones de Amor y Desamor, “These are the kinds of songs that – after you’ve lived, loved, and lost a bit – have the potential to mean much more, both to the performer and the listener.” Nan de Miguel stomped onto the music scene as Girl Ultra. This project was born in Mexico City – the essence of her music is based on girl power and is influenced by R&B artists from the 90s and today. This year, she released her debut EP, Boys via Finesse Records. Register now at LatinAlternative.com before the early bird discount ends this Saturday, Cinco de...

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Cinematic Excursion to the European Union

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Cinematic Excursion to the European Union

May 3-9, 2018, at the Egyptian and the Aero Theatres Presented by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, the European Union, the American Cinematheque and Obicá USA. Platinum Sponsor: DWF Gold Sponsor: Bank of the West, Otto Nemenz, SAP and LOT Polish Airlines. With the support of D’Aquino Wines DUVEL, Black Horn and Matteo Pasquini Espresso. Created in the aftermath of World War II, the European Union is a unique economic and political partnership of 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. What began as a purely economic union has evolved into an organization spanning policy areas and promoting cultural ties. Now in its fifth year, the EU Film Festival provides an opportunity for international cinema enthusiasts in Los Angeles to celebrate and discover contemporary films from across the European Union. Spotlighting festival award winners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania, the short and feature films here embody the rich heritage and diversity of cinema from Europe. With talent from the films invited to speak at screenings and an opening-night reception, this is an ideal way for expats and Los Angeles residents alike to experience these European delicacies. Series programmed by EU members, with the assistance of Jordan Cronk, William Morris and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by William Morris, Christopher LeMaire and John...

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Moenia & Belanova U.S. Tour

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Moenia & Belanova U.S. Tour

Mexican electronica-synth-pop group  MOENIA gets ready for their upcoming US Tour The band that pioneered a more experimental and poetic side of Spanish-language electronica, and authors of mega single hits “Estabas Ahí,” “No Dices Más” and “Manto Estelar”, announced their first confirmed dates for the U.S. Tour that will kick off in Seattle, Washington this May 9th at the Moore Theatre along with mexican pop band...

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