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Viva Friday Playlist: Flor de Toloache & John Legend Plus DJ Luian & Mambo Kingz

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Carly Zabala

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Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.

This week on the Viva Friday Playlist:

Flor de Toloache, John Legend - "Quisiera"

All-girl mariachi group Flor de Toloache dropped their latest single Friday (June 21). Revamping a Juan Luis Guerra classic, the Latina musicians and singers teamed up with John Legend for "Quisiera." The new collaboration is packed with nearly 4-minutes of wonderful surprises, including a mariachi and reggae fusion and Legend singing his verse completely in Spanish. More than anything, the song spotlights the graceful vocals, violin, trumpet, vihuela and guitarron portrayed by the New York-based Latin Grammy winners. "Quisiera" is part of their album Indestructible, which also features collabs with Alex Cuba, Miguel and many more. -- JESSICA ROIZ

Anuel AA, Karol G, Arcangel, Dj Luian & Mambo Kingz – “Tu No Amas”

Producers Dj Luian and Mambo Kingz unite urban power couple Anuel AA and Karol G with Puerto Rican rapper Arcangel to release “Tu No Amas,” which is about the feelings behind missing someone who’s never coming back into your life. Now the trap track keeps the same format that Luian and Mambo Kings have been releasing lately in songs like “Verte Ir” and “Bubalú.” -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ

Cami – “Aqui Estoy”

As one of the new faces of Latin pop, Chilean singer-songwriter Cami (real name: Camila Gallardo) is here to make a strong statement with her new single "Aqui Estoy." Released via Universal Music Chile, Cami flaunts her alternative rock powerhouse vocals in a fiery cumbia song that in a nutshell assures that she's here to stay. In the lyrics, Cami, who gained recognition as the second-place winner on La Voz Chile in 2015, spits that even though she didn't win the competition, she has two ovaries and she's fearless. The music video pays tribute to the empowering and unapologetic lyrics, showing Cami and a group of dancers enjoying the cumbia sesh in the woods. -- JR

Mateo Kingman feat. Gustavo Santaolalla – “Ultimo Aliento”

Ecuadorian Mateo Kingman is back with “Ultimo Aliento,” a song he wrote and composed that unearths a declaration of liberation with the intention of becoming one with the universality of time. Kingman’s self-analysis in direct contact with nature channeled into lyrics as his grandfather was dying. The song, a production by Kingman and Ivis Flies and which features Gustavo Santaolalla, is delivered through a visually captivating music video; a cinematic feel of ample simplicity with a profound connection by both, Kingman on vocals and Santaolalla on background vocals and the boisterousronroco and its strumming Andean air. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS

Locos por Juana - "Children of the Light"

With their distinctive flow, Locos por Juana belt out another reggae tune with “Children of the Light,” a reimagination of Simply Red's 1980 ballad "Holding Back the Years.” The third single from Crazy for Jane, slated for July 11, features vocals by Jesse Chirino, daughter of Cuban-American salsa singer Willy Chirino, and is a collaboration between the band and Tony Gonzalez, who penned the lyrics. The original tearjerker is cunningly modernized by Locos with bilingual lyrics that rove between reggae and a robust rapping verse by lead singer Itawe. The tune was mixed by Gennaro Schiano (Stephen Marley, Damian Marley) and mastered by Chris Gehringer from Sterling Sound in New York. “The new generations will have more important work and greater obstacles then we ever had so we are blessed to be the ones to bring them up and teach them right,” Mark Kondrat, guitarist, reflected. -- PB