Judy Cantor-Navas

Billboard Correspondent and Billboard en Español Managing Editor

Judy Cantor-Navas writes about Latin music and the music industry from Barcelona. [Judy's Website]

 

Juan Formell of Los Van Van

U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

A look at the ups and downs of U.S. and Cuba’s musical relationship over the past five decades traces politics’ influence on art while revealing artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music.
X-Alfonso

This Ain't No Buena Vista: Meet Five Cuban Artists to Watch

President Obama’s announced changes in current Cuba policy may increase Cuban artists’ presence on U.S. stages, or maybe even, eventually, on the charts. Or they may not What is clear is that if you don’t know these artists from Cuba, the time is now.
X-Alfonso

This Ain't No Buena Vista: Meet Five Cuban Artists to Watch

President Obama’s announced changes in current Cuba policy may increase Cuban artists’ presence on U.S. stages, or maybe even, eventually, on the charts. Or they may not What is clear is that if you don’t know these artists from Cuba, the time is now.
Joaquin Sabina Fights Stage Fright During Emotional Madrid Show, Skips Encore

Joaquin Sabina Fights Stage Fright During Emotional Madrid Show, Skips Encore

Joaquin Sabina’s first solo concert in five years in his native Spain sold 15,000 tickets in less than an hour, so emotions were high all around at showtime on Saturday (Dec. 13) at Madrid’s Barclaycard Center -- but no higher anywhere than on the stage itself, where one of Spain’s most acclaimed artists broke into tears several times during an intense performance of well-known songs to a home crowd.
El B

Cuban Rapper El B Disputes Reports of U.S. Agency Infiltration

Bian Oscar Rodriguez Gala, the Cuban rapper known as El B, has responded to an Associated Press report detailing how the United States the Agency for International Development used members of Havana’s hip-hop movement in a campaign in an effort to force social change in Cuba.

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