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One Of The Greatest Latina Lesbian Singers Of All Time Is The Focus Of This New Documentary

“Both men and women were into me.”

Costa Rican-born, Mexican singing sensation Chavela Vargas’ story is finally being told in a full-length documentary titled simply “Chavela.” Vargas, who still has a Twitter presence, was one of Mexico’s most celebrated ranchera singers. Not only was she famous for her singing, she also broke free from societal norms that said she shouldn’t “act like a man.” The lesbian singer wore men’s clothing in the ’50s and ’60s, bucking the norms that she was raised with, much like Frida Kahlo. Vargas, who died in 2012 at the age of 93, speaks to that topic directly in the documentary through found footage.

“If you’re lesbian, you’re marginalized,” Vargas says. “But I put on pants and the public stayed quiet.”

According to those close to her who were interviewed in the documentary, Vargas was very secretive with her lovers, never revealing who they were. But some say she “slept with all of Mexico.” The singer had a close friendship with Kahlo, the Mexican artist who was known to take female lovers. It wasn’t until 2000 that Vargas publicly came out in an interview with Spain’s newspaper “El País.” She was 81 years old. Not only did the famed ranchera singer say she was a lesbian during the interview, she challenged the Catholic church and its views on homosexuality, arguing that she couldn’t be damned by God for living the way she was born.

“One’s truth always prevails,” Vargas says in the documentary. “It costs a lot. You suffer a lot, but you make it through.”


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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

Watch the full interview below:

During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

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The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

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