'I Represent Mexican Music': Best Quotes From ‘Regional No More’ Panel at Latin Music Week 2021

Eslabon Armado, Los Dos Carnales, and Carin Leon hit the stage at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Week in Miami to have a conversation on the globalization of regional Mexican music.

Coined "Regional No More – Mexican Music Goes Global" and moderated by Jimmy Humilde, founder and CEO of indie label Rancho Humilde, the star-studded panel discussed regional Mexican music's new sound and popularity as it sees a significant growth on the charts and expands its audience thanks to the new generation that's led renaissance.

Below, read some of the best quotes from the conversation on Wednesday (Sept. 22):

CARIN LEÓN: “We have the obligation to show the public that there are people who really do art and find their identity. Right now, we’re seeing the rebirth of all genres.”

ESLABON ARMADO: “This new wave of Mexican music is taking social media into account. We think that in order to be big, we need to expand.”

JIMMY HUMILDE: “I represent Mexican music. I don’t want to be called ‘regional’ anymore. If anything, we are international Mexican music.”

LOS DOS CARNALES: “A lot of people forgot about the norteño genre. These are our roots. We’re always up to experiment with new genres but as long as Mexican music reaches all parts of the world.”

Latin Music Week coincides with the Billboard Latin Music Awards taking place Thursday, Sept. 23 via Telemundo.

Considered the longest-running awards show in Latin music, the Billboard Latin Music Awards is the only awards show to honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music as determined by the sales, streaming radio airplay, and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period.

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