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]

 

Celia Cruz, 1980.

Watch Celia Cruz Sing 'Jingle Bells' to a Pre-Revolution Cuban Beat

More Americans are no doubt pondering holidays in Havana after President Obama and Raul Castro broke a hole in the wall between the two countries with the announcement Dec. 17 that diplomatic ties would be restored. So this Christmas, let’s do the rumba again!
Celia Cruz, 1980.

Watch Celia Cruz Sing 'Jingle Bells' to a Pre-Revolution Cuban Beat

More Americans are no doubt pondering holidays in Havana after President Obama and Raul Castro broke a hole in the wall between the two countries with the announcement Dec. 17 that diplomatic ties would be restored. So this Christmas, let’s do the rumba again!
Watch Olga Tañón Sing the Bejesus Out of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

Watch Olga Tañón Sing the Bejesus Out of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

“Aleluya” for Olga Tañón, who’s delivered a Spanish adaption of Leonard Cohen’s emotional classic “Hallelujah” to Youtube. Tañón sent a personal message of Christmas spirit by performing the song with her daughter. Gabriella is a special needs student whose challenges and triumphs have been revealed by Tañón over the years.
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.

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