Because not everything is pop and electronic music, this year’s Coachella lineup has a serious amount of Latino vibes to make the world dance.
In case you haven’t noticed, Latinos are taking over basically all areas of the entertainment industry, and music isn’t the exception. Over the past couple of years, a Latino became the most streamed artist in Spotify worldwide, a Latino song broke the record of the most viewed YouTube video in history, and some of the most popular songs of the past year were in Spanish. Latin rhythms, with reggaeton in the lead, are conquering the music scene to the point that loads of artists and musicians from all over the world have been collaborating with Latino artists, creating a global wave of Latino-influenced sounds and beats.
Last year was just the beginning of a massive wave that doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, starting with the Grammy Awards, which included some of the top Latino music figures of the moment (not to mention that the movie industry also has tons of influential Latinos killing it right now), and it looks like 2019 will be the year where Latin America will cement its presence in the global entertainment market. We just have to take a look at some of the top events of the year.
Only yesterday, Coachella released this year’s lineup, including an important number of Latinos who will be sharing the stage and the spotlight with the most popular musicians of our generation, with people like Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Wiz Khalifa, and Diplo.
Among the selected Latin artists on the program, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2019 will have huge Latin artists such as J Balvin, last year's most streamed artist and the first reggaeton performer to rock Coachella; Bad Bunny, the reggaeton icon who's on his way to becoming one of the most important global personalities in the music industry thanks to his collaborations with Diplo and Drake; Mon Laferte, one of the most popular Latina songwriters and singers at the moment; and the iconic Los Tucanes de Tijuana, the famous Mexican Norteño band that’s had the hearts of Latinos for generations.
If you can’t wait to see this amazing lineup, but you won’t be able to afford actually making it to the festival, the entire Coachella festival will be streamed live on YouTube from April 12 to 21. So, prepare your best dance moves and all the attitude to let all these different musical genres take over your body.
Here's the complete lineup:
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