Disney’s ABC News Studios has announced a new one-hour special “The Latin Music Revolution”, which explores the massive popularity of global Latin music and the young stars who are taking the industry by storm with chart-topping songs and record-breaking sales. “The Latin Music Revolution” will explore the roots and evolution of Latin pop music, the stars who are seeing mainstream success, breaking barriers, and creating a space for themselves and their music, including the difficulties of breaking through in the early decades, and how artists like Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias set the stage for the current moment.
The special will feature interviews with Colombian artist Karol G, whose new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this year, making it the first Spanish-language album by a woman to do so; reggaeton and Latin trap artist Nicky Jam; Afro-Colombian singer and rapper Goyo; Mexican Latin pop group RBD; Dominican American Afro-Latina singer Amara “La Negra”; legendary singer Linda Ronstadt; and singer/percussionist Sheila E. and her father Pete Escovedo.
“The Latin Music Revolution” will showcase how the fusions, rhythms and sounds have deep roots in Latin and Caribbean cultures and communities and celebrate the power of music that builds a connection among people everywhere, with insight from Edgar Barrera, songwriter and producer; Leila Cobo, vice president at Billboard and author of “Decoding Despacito: An Oral History of Latin Music”; Erika Ender, singer-songwriter and prolific composer who co-wrote the worldwide hit “Despacito”; Jennifer Mota, a Dominican American multimedia journalist; Katelina “Gata” Eccleston, reggaeton historian and music critic; AJ Ramos, artist relations manager at YouTube; and Vanessa Diaz, Ph.D., co-creator of the “Bad Bunny Syllabus Project.”
Melia Patria and Catherine McKenzie are the executive producers for the special. Tine is the series director. David Sloan is the senior executive producer of ABC News Studios. ABC News Studios is led by Mike Kelley.
“The Latin Music Revolution: A Soul of a Nation Presentation” airs on Friday, 15th September 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, and it will be available the next day on Hulu.
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