The story of Latin America has always been reflected in music. We asked a music writer, a college professor and reggaeton pioneer to help us understand the history and nuance of Latin Urban's dominance in pop music.
Afro-Latino Revolutionaries From The 19th Century Still Echo Today
"If you liked Hamilton , you'll love this book," assures historian Jesse Hoffnung-Garskoff. It's a gripping read about migrants who conspired to overthrow a colonial monarchy and eliminate slavery.
In Cali, A Festival Celebrates The Flavors And Music Of Afro Colombian Life
We capture the sights, sounds and even the tastes of Afro Colombian culture at the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival.
Black History Month: An Interview With Ivy Queen, Reggaeton Pioneer
The Puerto Rican rapper's musical history is essentially the history of the reggaeton. Her influence helped shape the genre as we know it.
Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez did more than shake things up on the Super Bowl stage. A panel of sociologists and music writers unpack the dialog.