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Rico Nasty And ChocQuibTown Are Headlining AFROPUNK’s Virtual Black Spring Concert

Afro-Colombian group ChocQuibTown and Boricua artist Rico Nasty are headlining AFROPUNK’s Black Spring concert. The virtual event in collaboration with NPR’s Tiny Desk will highlight Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean musicians.

AFROPUNK and NPR are teaming up for the first time.

AFROPUNK’s Black Spring event will take place this Friday, April 23. The festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. EST with Tiny Desk Meets AFROPUNK. That will be streamed on NPR and NPR’s YouTube channel.  This marks the first collaboration between AFROPUNK and NPR. Nenny, Calma Carmona, and Luedji Luna will perform.

“Black Spring is a moment to celebrate our African lineage and not allow the exploits of colonialism to further separate us whether we speak Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, or Dutch,” Tina Farris, NPR Music’s producer of the event, said in a statement. “We are Black. Celebrating with Tiny Desk is the perfect partner for this expansion in highlighting Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean voices.”

The main event Black Spring will start afterward at 4 p.m. EST. Fans can stream the event worldwide at planetafropunk.com. Joining ChocQuibTown and Rico Nasty for the virtual concert will be Seu Jorge, Seafoam Walls, DAWERXDAMPER, Black Pantera, Projexx, and Jup Do Bairro. Santana Caress Benitez will host.

Don’t miss ChocQuibTown, Rico Nasty, or the rest of the acts lined up.

ChocQuibTown is a Latin Grammy-winning group. This year will mark the band’s 15th anniversary since releasing the independent debut album Somos Pacífico. ChocQuibTown has teamed up with artists like Chicana singer Becky G, fellow Colombiano Manuel Turizo, and Panamanian superstar Sech. In our Nu Music Friday list, we highlighted the group’s collaboration “Midnight Boom” with Ir-Sais and Afro B.

In December, Rico Nasty released her debut album Nightmare Vacation. Last year, she also teamed up with Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis for “Aquí Yo Mando.”

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Read: Panamanian Star Sech’s ’42’ Album is Here: Our 5 Favorite Songs

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Romeo Santos Streaming Historic MetLife Stadium Concert Next Month

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Romeo Santos Streaming Historic MetLife Stadium Concert Next Month

ERNIEL RODRIGUEZ

For those who missed Romeo Santos’s historic MetLife Stadium concert in 2019, the king of bachata is going to release the show to streaming next month. The former Aventura frontman will also release a documentary on his meteoric rise.

Romeo Santos broke many records for his MetLife Stadium concert in 2019.

Starting with the announcement of his MetLife Stadium concert, Santos broke record after record. First, he became the first Latin artist to headline the massive New Jersey Stadium. After tickets went on sale, Santos became the first Latin artist to sell out the venue.  When the concert kicked off on Sept. 21, he then broke the record for the highest-grossing show in the stadium’s history. Before Romeo, the top-grossing record belonged to the Irish band U2.

Aventura and Cardi B joined Romeo Santos during that show.

Santos’ MetLife Stadium concert was not only historic for the records. The concert was also major for his reunion with Aventura. The guys came back together to perform “Inmortal” live from Santos’ Utopía album. That night Cardi B also joined Aventura to perform the band’s classic “Obsesión.”

Fans can see the MetLife Stadium show and a Romeo Santos documentary next month.

Santos is teaming up with Sony Music Latin, Endeavor Streaming, and iNDemand to release Romeo Santos: Utopía Live from MetLife Stadium on June 25. On the same night, Santos will also release his documentary Romeo Santos: The King of Bachata. Fans can buy their tickets to both pay-per-view events on his official website.

“These films have been such a special project for me and I’m honored and eager to show it to the world and pull back the curtain on the history of bachata,” Santos said in a statement. “For the film to showcase my upbringing and build up to my performance at MetLife Stadium, it gives me the opportunity to relieve one of the most incredible nights of my life while also bringing it inside the homes of my fans across the world.” 

Guests appearing in the films include Daddy Yankee, Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Tommy Mottola, and Thalía. It’s because of that iconic MetLife Stadium show that Santos is nominated for Latin Touring Artist of the Decade at this year’s Pollstar Awards.

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Read: Romeo Santos, Gloria Trevi, Selena Gomez Nominated For Pollstar’s Latin Touring Artist of Decade

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Reventón De Verano Live-Stream Concert: Maluma, Becky G, Myke Towers And More Performing

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Reventón De Verano Live-Stream Concert: Maluma, Becky G, Myke Towers And More Performing

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Colombian superstar Maluma is headlining the Reventón de Verano virtual live-stream concert this weekend. Other Latin music superstars in the line-up to perform include Becky G, Prince Royce, and Myke Towers.

The show will be available to stream for free this Sunday (and next week).

The popular beer brand Anheuser-Busch is hosting Reventón de Verano. The virtual live stream kicks off on Sunday, May 2 at 6 p.m. EST. Fans can stream the show for free at ReventonLive.com. If you miss out on the first airing on Sunday, the concert will be available to watch in full the coming week at the website.

Maluma and co. will be performing from different parts of the world.

The cool thing about Reventón de Verano is that the artists are performing from different parts of the world. Maluma, who recently partnered with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold for his song “Rumba,” will be performing live from Miami. His backdrop will be a sustainable art gallery by Federico Uribe, who designed his 7 Días En Jamaica (#7DJ) album cover.

Prince Royce will be performing from his home turf of the Bronx. Becky G will be performing from her hood of Inglewood. Similarly, Myke Towers is shooting his performance from Puerto Rico. He promises a special guest performance as part of his set. The Boricua rapper recently dropped his album Lyke Mike.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Mon Laferte and Lupita Infante.

Tejana actress Eva Longoria will also appear for a special cooking segment. Leslie Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, and Karen Gonzalez are set to join Longoria during her segment.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Mexican pop star Sofía Reyes, Chilean rock star Mon Laferte, and Lupita Infante, the granddaughter of Mexican legend Pedro Infante. Venezuelan-American influencer Lele Pons is helping host the show.

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Read: Exclusive: Maluma Talks Sun Collab “Rumba,” Working with The Weeknd, J.Lo And More

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