Latin Notas: See How Shakira & Maluma Recorded 'Trap' & More

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Latin Notas is a weekly news summary, compiled by Billboard's editors, about new songs, videos, concert announcements and what Latin musicians are doing in the world of entertainment.

See Shakira & Maluma behind the scenes

How was Shakira and Maluma’s “Trap” recorded? Well, superstar Shakira took to Instagram the moment she recorded her new song with the Columbian heartthrob. Just a comfortable couch, a couple of mics, and let’s roll! See the video below:

Red Bull Radio dives deep into Latin America and the Caribbean’s rich musical lineage with new radio show Bien Buena

Hosted by NYC bass party Que Bajo founder Uproot Andy and DJ and cultural activist Riobamba, Bien Buena will bring new hits and classic cuts while exploring Latinx futurism through reggaetón, plena, champeta and beyond. Beginning Wednesday (Feb. 21), Bien Buena will air every third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. ET, taking a closer look into the localized and intersectional communities expanding and pushing forward Latinx music culture. “As a first-generation Ecuadorian-Lithuanian, a common thread that runs through all of my projects is an intention of reclaiming what's been lost in the erasure of the intricacies of the full, amazingly rich and diverse spectrum of Latinxs' experiences,” Riobamba told Billboard on what inspired the show. -- Marjua Estevez

RKM & Ken-Y join forces with Natti Natasha

Puerto Rican duo RKM & Ken-Y have joined forces with Natti Natasha for their latest single “Tonta,” which is a battle between two lovers who have broken up but are still in love. Watch the video:

Tommy Torres performs in Puerto Rico

Singer Tommy Torres took center stage at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, where finally the concerts are back on schedule after Hurricane Maria. During the concert, Torres had many special guests, including Ednita Nazario and Carlos Rivera, among others, and he performed in a sold-out arena. 


Latin Alternative Music Conferences announces 2018 dates

Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) 2018 registration is now open on Eventbrite. The conference and live music festival will return to the Stewart Hotel and various venues throughout New York City from July 10th - 14thThe full schedule of events will be announced soon.


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