Take a seat at John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, and you’ll learn about the obscure yet pivotal details of what it means to be Latino in America. In his one-man show, he decodes the turbulent past and messages of triumph of Latin ancestry that often get lost in the history books of mainstream academia, which erroneously teach an Anglo-infused faux reality.
C. Tangana has been making waves in the Spanish rap scene since 2006, back when he was known as as Crema. Unlike his fellow Spanish-speaking rappers –- J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Maluma to name a few – the 27-year-old hasn’t achieved mainstream clout in Latin America or the U.S. -- yet.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference hosted a series of panel discussions tailored for the different conundrums that arise when U.S., Latin and Latin American artists try to swim in the mainstream of the music business in the United States.
Central Park hosted its annual SummerStage showcase in conjunction with the Latin Alternative Music Conference. Princess Nokia and Mon Laferte, two powerful Latin women from different walks of life, had equally important messages to promote on stage.