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Students Get Huge Success Thanks to will.i.am

Cynthia Erenas was a young girl making bread in Tijuana not too long ago. She emigrated to Boyle Heights to go to school, but wasn’t interested in going to college. Then she discovered STEM [Science Technology Engineering Math] classes.

Now Erenas is awaiting acceptance letters from MIT and Georgia Tech and giving TED talks. This is all thanks to her work with robotics: she helped organize the first robotics team ever in Boyle Heights and won the FIRST [For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology] Robotic Competition. P.S. — she was one of 10 winners from 32,000 participants AND the only one in California.

Erenas didn’t do it alone. Musician will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation helped fund after school programs like Erena’s robotic competition.

“Students are the future of this neighborhood,” will.i.am said in an interview with L.A. Weekly. “And their future opportunities to have careers, versus simply jobs, depend on them having 21st-century skills like math, science, engineering and writing code.”

Erenas agrees: “When it comes to engineering and science, out here [on the Eastside] we’re always told what we can’t do. But once you help build an environment where robotics and technology and all of it can be fostered, it just becomes natural for students.”

Read more about how will.i.am and his i.am.angel Foundation are changing education in Boyle Heights here

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Exclusive: Maluma Talks “Amor En Coma” with Manuel Turizo and Supporting Colombian Artists

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Exclusive: Maluma Talks “Amor En Coma” with Manuel Turizo and Supporting Colombian Artists

Rising Colombian heartthrob Manuel Turizo released his new album Dopamina. One of the most hotly-anticipated tracks on the LP, “Amor En Coma” featuring Maluma, is also out. In an upcoming interview with Latido Music, Maluma talked about supporting the new wave of Colombian acts like Turizo.

Turizo sounds better than ever on his second album.

Dopamina is the second album from Turizo. He’s back with a fresh collection of reggaeton bangers that reflect the 20-year-old’s growth from his last LP. His signature baritone voice is richer and there’s more emotional depth in the lyrics. The songs are more grown too. Let’s just say “Caliente” with will.i.am and Dominican star El Alfa lives up to its name.

Manuel and Maluma team up for the emotional “Amor En Coma” music video.

“Amor En Coma” is one of the more romantic moments on the album. Two of Colombia’s hottest stars come together for the soaring track. In his career, Turizo is at a place that Maluma once was with his breakthrough album, 2016’s Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy. In a preview of his interview with Latido Music, Maluma spoke about supporting artists like Turizo.

“These collaborations I’m doing with these artists that are kind of new, I’m doing it because no one did with me at the beginning,” Maluma tells mitú. “I want to tell the world that there is a lot of talent here in Colombia and Latin America. This new wave that is coming is pretty big. I’m happy to help them and be a part of their process. I feel like it’s a good moment to start helping new projects, start helping new artists, and to keep going.”

Maluma and his compatriots are proudly representing Colombia.

In the past few years, Maluma, J Balvin, and Karol G have helped Colombia become a force in the reggaeton music scene. Like Shakira before them, these superstars are also pushing back on negative stereotypes of the country that are often reinforced in movies and TV shows like Netflix’s Narcos.

“It’s nice to go out to the states or Europe and when people talk about Colombia, they’re not talking anymore about Pablo Escobar, or about war, or about drugs,” Maluma says. “They talk about good music, good actors, good culture, and good sports. That makes me pretty happy that we’re changing the face of our culture.”

Turizo’s album also features OG reggaetoneros like Wisin y Yandel. One of the best moments is his collaboration with fellow heartthrobs-on-the-rise Rauw Alejandro and Myke Towers in “La Nota.” Stay tuned for our full interview with Maluma very soon. For now, check out the dates for his Papi Juancho Tour this fall.

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Read: Maluma Announces US Dates for His 2021 Papi Juancho World Tour

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Sebastián Yatra Celebrates the will.i.am “Chica Ideal” Remix with Thirst Trap

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Sebastián Yatra Celebrates the will.i.am “Chica Ideal” Remix with Thirst Trap

Colombian heartthrob Sebastián Yatra released a new version of hit “Chica Ideal.” Along with Puerto Rican rapper Guaynaa, they added Black Eyed Peas’ member will.i.am to the remix.

Yatra and Guaynaa are basketball players in the original music video.

Yatra and Guaynaa first released “Chica Ideal” in October. In the music video, the guys are playing a game of basketball when they’re unexpectedly transported to a magical pool party. Yatra and Guaynaa are joined by plenty of women. It’s become a global hit with over 168 million views on YouTube as of press time.

will.i.am joins the guys for the “Chica Ideal” remix.

To refresh “Chica Ideal” for 2021, will.i.am crashes the party in the new remix. He’s on a hot streak in Latin music after teaming up with J Balvin for the hit “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” and Shakira for the viral “Girl Like Me.” will.i.am adds a new Spanglish verse to the track about his ideal girlfriend. Yatra and Guaynaa’s breezy reggaeton bop has some extra pep in its step with the BEP star.

Okay, Yatra, we see you.

Yatra recently celebrated the remix in an Instagram post. He quoted the “Chica Ideal” lyrics: “Girl you got me loco, loco, loco, loco, loco.” This post with a shirtless Yatra fresh out of the swimming pool will likely have his followers going loc@. To sum things up, one of the top IG comments in Spanish reads: “Ese paquetote.”

Yatra is no stranger to thirst traps. If you follow his Instagram account, the 26-year-old singer often posts shirtless photos for his fans to see.

Last month, Yatra released the music video for his ballad “Adiós.” He’s set to open for Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias’ joint tour this fall. Yatra is also nominated for Favorite Virtual Concert at the upcoming Latin American Music Awards.

Read: CNCO’s Joel Pimentel is Flexing His Muscle Gains in Thirst Trap Photos

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