Sheenah, Aiko, Chapin, Many More Rock Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase
Sheenah, Aiko, Chapin, Many More Rock Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase

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Welcome to Miami: Chapin and Yuri at Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)

MIAMI -- They traveled from many parts of the globe and showed their musical talents against the backdrop of the Atlantic ocean: more than a dozen music artists kicked off the pre- Billboard Latin Music Conference with the poolside artist showcase, "Mas y Mas Música," at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach.

The showcase on Monday opened with Sheenah, a singer/songwriter with en eclectic style who blends soulful and danceable music with elements of Latin, Brazilian and Middle Eastern music. She performed "Gatica Brujita," and "Ritmo Caliente."

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Lean On Me: Sheenah breaking it down at Miami's Eden Roc (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)

"I feel so energetic," said the singer as she came off the stage. "This is a great opportunity to show my music, and I'm thrilled to be here."

Others took to the stage, playing in a variety of styles that ranged from ballads to pop and from reggaeton-inspired beats to smooth vocals. For Colombian singer Aiko, being part of the evening's roster meant that she's ready to branch out beyond her native country with her brand of merengue and pop fusion.

"This is my time to open more doors," said Aiko. "I'm known in my country, which is why participating in the Billboard showcase in the U.S. means a lot to me personally."

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Opening More Doors: Aiko from Colombia with her stylish back-up dancers (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)

Other performers included Chapin, who performed "La Bamba" with Yuri Deschenes; Lorenzo Duarte who crooned the fast-paced "Pa' Lante Y Pa' Tras"' and Holy Laion, a native of Guatemala, who rapped and sang "Sin Ti No Puedo" and "Salmuera."

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Lorenzo Duarte mid-gesticulation at Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)

Junay Selections, J. Quiles, Wida Lopez and Proyecto Uno also performed, as did the urban duo Yerbaklan and Jadiel "El Incomparable," performing several reggaeton and bachata songs, including "Me Muero.

The showcase, sponsored by Musical Rhythms Promotions, also featured DJ Rob DiNero.

For more poolside photos from Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica" Latin Confrence Showcase see below:

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Junay (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)


Wilda Lopez (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)

Holy Laion (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)
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Yerbaklan and Jadiel (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)
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Nicole Montiel (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)
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J Quiles (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)
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Proyecto Uno (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives)