Latin American culture http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35892/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Sanz snags Pop Male Artist prize at "Premio Lo Nuestro" awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/sanz-snags-pop-male-artist-prize-at-premio-lo-nuestro-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Feb 22 (EFE).- Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz was voted the Pop Male Artist of the Year at Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro awards ceremony, during which tribute was paid to late Mexican singer Jenni Rivera.</p> <p>"I didn't expect to take home this prize. I want to thank my fans who are the ones who are always supporting me and encouraging me and my children Manuela, Dylan, Alexander, who are watching me on television," Sanz said Thursday night after he was chosen for the award in voting by Univision viewers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/sanz-snags-pop-male-artist-prize-at-premio-lo-nuestro-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central American music Latin American culture Prince Royce Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:24:44 +0000 5767244 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis -- tango lover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/pope-francis-tango-lover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis, the first Argentine to rise to the throne of St Peter, loves tango and danced to the passionate South American music in his youth.</p> <p>"I like it a lot. It's something that comes from within me," Jorge Mario Bergoglio said in an extensive 2010 interview published in the book "The Jesuit," by Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti.</p> <p>In the interview, the then cardinal Bergoglio revealed himself to be a bit of a connoisseur of the history of the tango, the music that emerged from the poor barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/pope-francis-tango-lover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latin American culture Music Tango AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:01:01 +0000 5783622 at http://www.globalpost.com Thalia rehearsing bachata steps with Prince Royce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/thalia-rehearsing-bachata-steps-prince-royce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York, Mar 19 (EFE).- Mexican singer Thalia, who next week will begin her first concert tour in a decade, is busy learning to dance bachata under the guidance of rising star Prince Royce.</p> <p>"I still can't get the dance!" said Thalia about the rhythm from the Dominican Republic, which she included on her new album with "Te perdiste mi amor," written for her by Royce.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/thalia-rehearsing-bachata-steps-prince-royce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bachata Latin American culture Latin dances Thalia Agencia EFE Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:17:20 +0000 5788029 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican, Colombian dancers to compete in Cuba's Danzon Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130322/mexican-colombian-dancers-compete-cubas-danzon-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, Mar 22 (EFE).- Dance couples from Mexico and Colombia will take part in the 8th International Danzon Festival to be held March 27-31 in Havana, the organizers said.</p> <p>The director of the event, Cuban musician Jose Loyola, noted that the competition adopts the standards of the traditional International Dance Challenge, with a jury made up of Cuban and foreign specialists.</p> <p>He also announced that one of the festival's attractions will be Colombia's Charanga Junior orchestra, whose musicians are kiddies and teens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130322/mexican-colombian-dancers-compete-cubas-danzon-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Cuban music Latin American culture Agencia EFE Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:16:33 +0000 5791116 at http://www.globalpost.com Afro-Cuban jazz artist Bebo Valdes dies in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130322/afro-cuban-jazz-artist-bebo-valdes-dies-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Culture Desk, Mar 22 (EFE).- Cuban-born musician Bebo Valdes, a respected figure in the Afro-Cuban jazz genre, died Friday in Sweden, sources close to the artist told Efe. He was 94.</p> <p>Valdes had been living in Malaga, Spain, but he traveled two weeks ago to Sweden, where some of his children reside, due to worsening health as he struggled with Alzheimer's, they said.</p> <p>The pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, born in 1918 in the western Cuban town of Quivican, was the father of another leading Latin jazz artist, Chucho Valdes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130322/afro-cuban-jazz-artist-bebo-valdes-dies-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chucho Valdes Human Interest Jazz Latin American culture Music Agencia EFE Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:31:50 +0000 5791458 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Royce signs with Sony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/prince-royce-signs-sony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Apr 1 (EFE).- Prince Royce has signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment for the launch of his next albums, the label said Monday.</p> <p>"I'm very excited about this new step in my career, which will help spread my music globally. I chose Sony because we share the same passion and vision about the direction we want to take my music and my career," the 23-year-old singer-songwriter said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/prince-royce-signs-sony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latin American culture Music Nationality Agencia EFE Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:01:15 +0000 5798687 at http://www.globalpost.com Carlos Vives' new album features duet with Michel Telo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/carlos-vives-new-album-features-duet-michel-telo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Culture Desk, Apr 3 (EFE).- Set for release on April 23, Carlos Vives' next album features a duet with Brazil's Michel Telo, creator of the global mega-hit "Ai se eu te pego."</p> <p>"Corazon profundo," Vives' 14th studio disc, "is made with all that which has been left clinging to my heart," the Colombian artist said.</p> <p>The new effort bears the hallmarks of Vives' music: positive messages wrapped in tradition-tinged tropical pop.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/carlos-vives-new-album-features-duet-michel-telo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carlos Vives Carlos Vives Clásicos de la Provincia Latin American culture Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:01:16 +0000 5800258 at http://www.globalpost.com Last shots of Jenni Rivera to air on "I Love Jenni" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130409/last-shots-jenni-rivera-air-i-love-jenni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles, Apr 9 (EFE).- The series "I Love Jenni" was halfway through production when songstress Jenni Rivera died last December, so the final season of this popular Mun2 program will begin this Sunday with the last scenes filmed of the artist.</p> <p>"We decided to continue season No. 3 of the 'I Love Jenni' series with the scenes she had finished," Rosie Rivera, sister of the late singer, told Efe.</p> <p>"She had completed almost half the series and we decided not to shelve these treasures that were meant to be enjoyed by the whole family and all her fans," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130409/last-shots-jenni-rivera-air-i-love-jenni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> I Love Jenni Jenni Rivera Jenni Rivera Latin American culture Agencia EFE Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:53:30 +0000 5808533 at http://www.globalpost.com Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades to headline Mexico salsa fest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130419/marc-anthony-ruben-blades-headline-mexico-salsa-fest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 19 (EFE).- American Marc Anthony and Panamanian Ruben Blades will headline a Mexican salsa festival scheduled for May in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, organizers said.</p> <p>The third edition of the International Salsa Festival is a must for all fans of this genre, Anselmo Estandia - mayor of the city of Boca del Rio, where the event will be held - told Efe.</p> <p>He added that roughly 150,000 people are expected to turn up for the series of free concerts from May 16-19.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130419/marc-anthony-ruben-blades-headline-mexico-salsa-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Mexico Latin American culture Music Agencia EFE Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:30:53 +0000 5820240 at http://www.globalpost.com Marc Anthony launches 1st single of new salsa disc http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130420/marc-anthony-launches-1st-single-new-salsa-disc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York, Apr 20 (EFE).- American salsa star Marc Anthony will launch on April 26 "Vivir Mi Vida," the first promotional cut from his new disc, which goes on sale next July, his publicist said on Saturday.</p> <p>The day before the single goes on the market, the artist will appear at the Billboard Latin Music Awards gala, where he will perform his new number, an adaptation of the song "C'est La Vie" by Cheb Khaled.</p> <p>"Vivir Mi Vida" will be available on iTunes immediately after the world debut of the single at the Billboard awards, his publicist Blanca Lasalle said in a communique.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130420/marc-anthony-launches-1st-single-new-salsa-disc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central American music Latin American culture Marc Anthony Salsa music Agencia EFE Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:31:23 +0000 5821075 at http://www.globalpost.com Don Omar, Jenni Rivera dominate Billboard Latin awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130426/don-omar-jenni-rivera-dominate-billboard-latin-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Apr 26 (EFE).- The big winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards were Puerto Rican urban singer Don Omar and the recently deceased Jenni Rivera.</p> <p>Don Omar, who started out as top favorite with 18 nominations as the ceremony got underway, ended up with 10 prizes, notably the awards for Songs Artist of the Year, Male, and Airplay Song of the Year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130426/don-omar-jenni-rivera-dominate-billboard-latin-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central American music Latin American culture Latin music War Agencia EFE Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:32:19 +0000 5826181 at http://www.globalpost.com Legendary Cuban musician Cesar Portillo dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/legendary-cuban-musician-cesar-portillo-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, May 5 (EFE).- Legendary Cuban musician Cesar Portillo, one of the island's best known composers, died in Havana, state media reported. He was 90.</p> <p>Portillo, who composed the hits "Contigo en la distancia" and "Tu mi delirio," died on Saturday, the AIN news agency reported.</p> <p>He was one of Cuba's most prolific composers and one of the great promoters of the bolero.</p> <p>Portillo founded the "filin" musical movement, inspired by the Hispanization of the English word "feeling," along with Jose Antonio Mendez and other Cuban musicians.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130505/legendary-cuban-musician-cesar-portillo-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albums Cuban music Latin American culture Agencia EFE Sun, 05 May 2013 15:30:26 +0000 5831349 at http://www.globalpost.com Social media credited for drawing eyes to Disney's 'Day of the Dead' trademark try, reversal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130511/social-media-credited-drawing-eyes-disneys-day-the-dead-trad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When Lalo Alcaraz learned this week that Disney was seeking to trademark "Dia de los Muertos," the name of the traditional "Day of the Dead" celebrated by millions in Mexico and the U.S., the cartoonist had an idea.</p> <p>The trademark was for an animated movie by Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Inc. that is inspired by the holiday.</p> <p>The Los Angeles-based humorist created a movie poster that quickly went viral of a skeletal Godzilla-sized Mickey Mouse, with the words: "It's coming to trademark your cultura (culture)."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130511/social-media-credited-drawing-eyes-disneys-day-the-dead-trad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Culture Disney Latin American culture Social Issues The Canadian Press Sun, 12 May 2013 00:30:42 +0000 5835935 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaucho exhibition at Vatican a tribute to pope's homeland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130517/gaucho-exhibition-at-vatican-tribute-popes-homeland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Latin American culture Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 May 2013 15:01:06 +0000 5840229 at http://www.globalpost.com Network to air final concert of late Jenni Rivera http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/network-air-final-concert-late-jenni-rivera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, May 17 (EFE).- The May 19 episode of the Mun2 series "I Love Jenni" will air the concert Jenni Rivera gave before getting on the plane that crashed hours later, taking the lives of the artist and another six people.</p> <p>The California-born singer's show in Monterrey, Mexico, included songs she dedicated to her fans and to her daughter Chiquis.</p> <p>Besides the concert footage, the episode will air backstage shots of the singer and businesswoman celebrating the show's success with her crew.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/network-air-final-concert-late-jenni-rivera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Banda I Love Jenni Jenni Rivera Latin American culture Agencia EFE Fri, 17 May 2013 21:00:05 +0000 5840563 at http://www.globalpost.com