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Remembering Selena 20 Years Later

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Selena’s death, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles hosted “A Tribute to Selena.” An estimated 2,000 people attended. The Friday event included live performances from Selena impersonators, Selena screening and an appearance from Selena’s husband, Chris Perez.

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A fan mimicking Selena’s style heads to the tribute at LA Plaza.

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Selena’s husband, Chris Perez, took photos with fans.

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A young woman shows off her Selena-inspired outfit.

More than 30,000 people showed up to the Corpus Christi Convention Center to mourn Selena’s death in 1995. Selena was only 23 years old when she died.

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Dozens of fans dressed in a Selena-inspired outfits and hairstyles.

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Fans, who still adore the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” singer, picked up Selena memorabilia at the event.

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The screening of the 1997 movie Selena was part of the tribute. More than 20,000 aspiring actresses were screened for the role of Selena Quintanilla before Jennifer Lopez was picked.

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A woman mirrors the dance moves of a Selena impersonator.

READ: How Selena Got Us Through Heartbreak

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Signed Selena posters were among the memorabilia that fans brought and bought at the event.

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In 2013, Chris Perez told the San Antonio Current: “Her legacy is going to live on for a long time, and I’m very proud of that and I want to help it move forward.”

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A woman dances and sings while she watches a live performance. Selena was the first Latina to hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart with the album Dreaming of You.

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Hundreds danced throughout the live performances.

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This fan chose the 1992 hit “Como la Flor” to express her devotion to Selena.

READ: Selena Fans Who Nailed the Look At Fiesta de la Flor

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Dressed in Selena-inspired outfits, fans celebrated the singer’s life, music and fashion. According to Martin Gomez, who worked on Selena’s clothing line, the young singer would buy bras at Victoria’s Secret and glue Swarovski crystals to them.

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A large group of children and adults work together in the arts and crafts area.

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Five friends pay their respect and celebrate the Tejano singer who was killed by the president of her fan club.

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A group of friends walk toward the Selena tribute event.

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A performer poses in a Selena-inspired outfit.

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A group of friends chat after a series of live performances.

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A couple smiles as they watch a live performance of the Tejano music star’s music.

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Selena stickers and jewelry were among the souvenirs sold.

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One of many women dressed like the singer, who was known for her fashion flair and powerful ballads.

In 2014, Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, told NBC News: “It makes me feel good that after so many years people still remember my daughter. But at the same time I would rather that she be here.”

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture.

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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:

Watch the music video 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.

READ: Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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