It's intended to be a catch-all thread for the genres in the subject line. I assume people will use other threads for Latin trap, and rock en espanol, & Latinx folk but who knows.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:07 (three weeks ago) link
Here is last year's 2019 thread:
Rolling Afro-Latin Music 2019: Reggaeton, Salsa, Bomba, Latin Jazz, Bachata, Merengue, and more
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:08 (three weeks ago) link
Latin Jazz lives ( for some). At bottom here is a 2019 top 30 album list.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:22 (three weeks ago) link
As unperson pointed out elsewhere, the writer’s intro that names countless Latin Jazz pioneers, inexplicably leaves out Eddie Palmieri
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 January 2020 21:44 (three weeks ago) link
― The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 January 2020 21:54 (three weeks ago) link
Still may try to check out Carlos Henriquez and others on list, despite writer’s weird bias
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 13:30 (three weeks ago) link
Heard a reggaeton song on radio that I liked even if it’s a bit formulaic
Emilia y Darell- No Soy Yo
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 January 2020 15:26 (two weeks ago) link
x-post - Carlos Henriquez is a Puerto Rican bass player from the Bronx who's in the Lincoln Center Jazz band and leads his own groups
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 January 2020 05:27 (two weeks ago) link
But does Henriquez listen to reggaeton or other current Latinx pop? Are there Latinx Jazz players who do?
Cuban timba has a bit of Hiphop in it; Cimafunk blends classic funk and Cuban son .
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 January 2020 21:44 (two weeks ago) link
As I noted in jazz thread-
I did find a Miguel Zenon Instagram post from Christmas morning where he posted a photo of albums - Bad Bunny x100pre and FranK Sinatra- Only the Lonely and said eclectic Christmas list this year and then described them as #1 albums 61 years apart both killers
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 January 2020 15:43 (two weeks ago) link
I have found Zenon’s music in the past to be too avante- and improv for me , with the Puerto Rican rhythmic roots he often mentions, hidden, so maybe I will give him another shot . Have not heard his latest : Sonero: the Music of Ismael Rivera
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 January 2020 15:48 (two weeks ago) link
I liked the Rivera album - actually wrote it up for my Stereogum column.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 11 January 2020 16:16 (two weeks ago) link
"Ritmo (Bad Boys for life)" by The Black Eyed Peas with J Balvin is #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin chart. Eh, not that impressive.
Billboard keeps most of its genre charts behind a paywall now, so not sure what else is there
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 January 2020 04:26 (two weeks ago) link
it's a pretty bad track imo
you can still read billboard's paywalled charts in full by viewing the html source lmao. for example by doing that and ctrl+f'ing "item-details__title" i find...
1) the black eyed peas & j balvin "ritmo (bad boys for life)"2) karol g & nicki minaj "tusa"3) bad bunny "vete"4) dj snake, j balvin & tyga "loco contigo"5) anuel aa, daddy yankee, karol g, ozuna & j balvin "china"6) j balvin & bad bunny "la canción"7) sech, darell, nicky jam, ozuna & anuel aa "otro trago"8) bad bunny & tainy "callaíta"9) jhay cortez, j balvin & bad bunny "no me conoce"10) daddy yankee "que tire pa lante"
and so on down to #50
latin airplay chart's top 10, if you are curious, includes #s 5, 6 + 10 from the above list, plus several 'regional mexican' hits (by alejandro fernández, banda carnaval, la adictiva, banda ms, and banda los sebastianes) and rosalía/ozuna's "yo x ti, tu x mi" and ozuna's "hasta que salga el sol". #s 1 and 2 on the overall hot latin songs chart are just outside the top 10 on the latin airplay chart
not exactly an ideal way to read the charts but oh well
― dyl, Monday, 13 January 2020 07:51 (two weeks ago) link
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 January 2020 15:09 (two weeks ago) link
Are too many reggaeton songs relying on old 90s reggae dancehall songs . Writer Gary Suarez thinks so
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 06:08 (two weeks ago) link
Mambo in a 1956 Sirk directed movie
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:34 (two weeks ago) link
Zenon is too improv jazz for me.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:46 (six days ago) link
Chick Corea won Latin Jazz Grammy. Rosalia from Spain won one too. Angelique Kidjo’s tribute to Celia Cruz won best world music Grammy
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:42 (two days ago) link
Best Latin pop album“#Eldisco,” Alejandro SanzBest Latin rock, urban or alternative album“El Mal Querer,” Rosalía
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:47 (two days ago) link
Best tropical Latin album(tie) “Opus,” Marc Anthony and “A Journey Through Cuban Music,” Aymée Nuviola
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:48 (two days ago) link
Bad Bunny new Kobe Bryant tribute 6 Rings
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 17:48 (yesterday) link