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Coachella Has Announced Their 2019 Line Up And Latinos Are Taking Over The Festival

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The start of a new year can only mean one thing, it’s officially festival announcement season. To kick things off, Coachella dropped its lineup for this year’s music festival which will take place from April 12–14 and April 19–21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. At the top of the lineup are headliners Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande but lucky for us there are also growing number in Latino acts this year. It follows last years trend in including more diversity to the 19-year old festival and is a reflection of the current state of Latino artists on the rise.

Here are some of the Latino artists that will be taking the stage at Coachella this year.

1. Los Tucanes de Tijuana

When the lineup dropped and people saw Los Tucanes de Tijuana, dreams of dancing to “La Chona” with a giant sea of people quickly became a reality for many. The legacy group is one of the most well-known Mexican norteño bands and with classics like “El Centenario” and “El Tucanazo”, their setlist is sure to bring the party to Coachella.

2. Bad Bunny

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While he did make an appearance last year on stage during Cardi B’s performance, Bad Bunny is set to make his solo debut in April. The Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer recently surprised fans on Christmas Eve by dropping his debut album, “X100PRE.” It’s no surprise Bad Bunny is finally getting his chance to shine at Coachella, he was one of the top 10 most streamed artists worldwide in 2018. With an array of hit singles with the likes of Drake and Cardi B, he is sure to have quite a performance this year at Coachella.

3. J Balvin

Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is one of the most popular Colombian artists and this year he will get the chance to show everyone his unique sound at Coachella. Balvin dropped his latest album “Vibras” just last year that earned him a Latin Grammy in November for “Best Urban Music Album.” He is set to bring some of his biggest hits like “X’ and “Mi Gente” when he takes the stage introducing Reggaeton to a whole new audience.

4. Mon Laferte

Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte is one of the most successful artists to come from Chile and is finally getting the recognition she deserves. In 2017, Laferte became the Chilean artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards. With her recently released album, “Norma”, Laferta is sure to get the people grooving with her unique mambo and pop sound. It’s safe to say Laferte will be gaining a slew of new fans after Coachella this year.

5. Rosalía

One of newest rising Latin artists in the music industry, Rosalía became one of the biggest pleasant surprises when the Coachella lineup dropped. Hailing from Spain, Rosalía has created a unique sound that blends pop and urban beats with Spain’s traditional music. She garnered five nominations at last years Latin Grammys and released a highly acclaimed album as well, “El mal querer”. The flamenco artist is set to take the stage in what should be a mesmerizing performance of dance and Spanish pop.

A number of other rising Latino performers ready to take the stage at Coachella. It has become a reflection of the growing diversity in mainstream music today.

Acts like Javiera Mena, boy pablo, Las Robertas, and Sabrina Claudio are slated to take the stage at Coachella this year. Having a huge audience platform like Coachella usually means more exposure and an opportunity to showcase your talent to a whole new audience. Just last year Mexico City became the streaming capital of the world and Latin music became one of the most streamed genres.

This and last years Coachella lineup are showing this growing popularity is not only Latino genres but artists as well. Cardi B has quickly become one of the biggest artists in the world and Bad Bunny has put Reggeaton on the mainstream map once again. We hope this is just the start of more Latin representation that results in a push to have these artists integrated into the music festival landscape.


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He Created One Of The Most Talked About Musicals In Recent Memory And He's Just Getting Started

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He Created One Of The Most Talked About Musicals In Recent Memory And He’s Just Getting Started

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Everybody knows who Lin-Manuel Miranda is at this point. Miranda is a straight-up Broadway musical nerd genius that has modernized both the stage and, well, American history in a revolutionary way: with rap. His play is one of the most talked about plays in recent memory and it is

Miranda is the brains and talent behind Hamilton, and learning where he comes from and what he’s up to these days will make you love him even more.

He was named from the title of a poem.

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He was born to be a writer. His parents were avid fans of Puerto Rican poet José Manuel Torres Santiago and his poem about the Vietnam War, Nana Roja Para Mi Hijo Lin Manuel.

He grew up in Manhattan but spent his summers in Puerto Rico.

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His father, Luis Miranda, was a community activist and political consultant and his mother, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda was a psychologist. Like every good Puerto Rican parent, they would send him to spend time with his abuela y primos on the island every summer.

As a kid, he’d help his dad write jingles for political campaigns, including Eliot Spitzer’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign.

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Even when Miranda was in Hunter College’s elementary school, he was acting in student productions. He eventually went on to major in theater studies at Wesleyan University, where he co-founded a hip-hop comedy troupe called “Freestyle Love Supreme,” which is going strong to this day.

His wedding video went viral before Miranda did.

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Of course, Miranda organized the bridal party to surprise his wife Vanessa Nadal “To Life” from “Fiddler on the Roof.” The video garnered over 6 million views, and he married the love of his life, who he happened to have a mad crush on in high school.

Pre-Hamilton and post-Tony award, he guest starred in a few TV shows, including Modern Family.

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In Season 2, Episode 22, Miranda plays a terrible dog trainer for Jay and Gloria’s beloved dog, Stella. He’s also played a recurring role in NBC’s Do No Harm, appeared in How I Met Your Mother and more.

The story goes that Miranda was inspired to write Hamilton after reading Ron Chernow’s 800-page biography of the late president.

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Miranda was on vacation in Mexico in 2008 when he decided to do a little ‘light reading’, according to his website. He became so enamored with the revolutionary and interested in the parallels between America’s first year in existence and America today that he just went to work.

It took him six years to write the play, a true masterpiece.

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He spent one whole year just writing the song “My Shot”, want to make sure it perfectly captured the historical figure’s intellect. He even enlisted the help of Ron Chernow to fact-check all his lyrics.

He was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for his work on Hamilton.

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The Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement that, “the creators of Hamilton have literally and figuratively changed the face of American culture with daringly original, breathtakingly relevant work.”

His last performance tickets sold for $10k per seat.

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He vowed that he would return to the stage again after his last July 9, 2016 performance. Since then, a documentary about the creation of his show has been released, Hamilton’s America. That’s right. A whole documentary and book are dedicated to the process of creating Hamilton.

Today, he’s one Oscar win away from becoming a rare PEGOT.

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Sounds like I said peacock, but a PEGOT is someone who has won a Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. He’s won one Pulitzer, three Tonys, three Grammys, an Emmy, two Olivier Awards and the recipient of a “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Fellows Program.

On November 30, 2018, he got his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

People are now naming their babies “Hamilton.”

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There was a 60 percent increase in the last year alone for babies being named Hamilton, according to BabyCenter.com. Oh, and que cute that he pens Spanglish ‘cheer up’ letters to niñas that cry to their tías about how much they want to see the performance.

Miranda just released a book of pep poems.

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It all started when he started posting g’morning and g’night tweets for his fans (literally before Hamilton was even out). Here’s an excerpt:

“Good night now, and rest.

Today was a test.

You passed it, you’re past it.

Now breathe till unstressed.”

The book is already a New York Times Bestseller!

Behind the scenes, Miranda was busy co-writing the songs to Disney’s Moana soundtrack.

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For a single song, “How Far I’ll Go”, Miranda earned a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, Oscar an Grammy Award nomination. He’s also contributed to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) songwriting.

Miranda also helped composed Bring It On: The Musical.

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It was nominated for a Tony Best Musical just four years before Miranda’s own musical would break all Tony records by being nominated for 16 Tony Awards, 11 of which it won, including Best Musical. 

He’s starring in Disney’s sequel to Julie Andrews’ Mary Poppins.

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Mary Poppins Returns will be his first major role since leaving the Broadway cast. In it, he plays Jack, a former mentee of Bert, the chimney sweeper originally played by Dick Van Dyke.

You can find him on the big screen on December 19, 2018!

Miranda named his son, Sebastian, after the singing crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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Oh, and he’s co-writing the entire live-action reboot of Disney’s classic tale and even co-producing the film with Marc Platt. That’s all we know for now.

Miranda and Obama bromanced hard back in the day.

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Miranda performed a slice of Hamilton at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word and was immediately invited back. This time, to do a freestyling battle with POTUS in the Rose Garden. What the…..

Aunque, Miranda continues to condem Trump for his presidency.

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In an interview with PBS, Miranda said that he is “very good with words, but these were the only words I had left.” In the days of eerie silence from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit, Miranda was worried about his family.

He’s begrudgingly stepped into the activist seat for Puerto Rico.

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In the same interview with PBS, he started by saying, “I am so uncomfortable to be here right now. I would so much rather be writing a new musical.” But someone has to do something for Puerto Rico and Miranda has a platform that his father must be so proud he’s earned.

Miranda wrote and organized 22 Latinx artists to create the song “Almost Like Praying”, which raised $22 million for PR.

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Names like Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan, and so, so many more joined in on this track, which was inspired by West Side Story. The song “Maria” includes a line, “say it [Maria] soft, and it’s almost like praying.” This takes on a whole new meaning when we think about how Hurricane Maria has obliterated the island.

Once again, Miranda’s genius goes to good work for the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program.

Oh, and he convinced the U.S. Treasury to cancel its plans to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill.

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Never forget that time that the cast of Hamilton addressed Mike Pence in the audience directly, telling him:

“We, sir — we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”


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