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UPLIFTT | February 21, 2017

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Music

An art form whose medium is sound and silence.

Por mi Reggae Muero: Why Reggaetón Still matters

August 23, 2015 | 3

By William Garcia

“Con mi Reggae muero, no quiero parar de bailar con el yo muero, quiero que el corillo me grite bellaqueo, no quiero parar de bailar vamos al perreo”

Wisin y Yandel, “Por … Read More

Warning Shots to @NPR- Apologize to Latinos or We Will Boycott You

April 12, 2015 |

After getting wind of the way NPR mishandled Latino USA for its alleged biased coverage of Chicago’s mayoral race between Jesús “Chuy” García and Rahm Emanuel, I had to wait a couple of days to write this. I could not … Read More

Cubaton: Politics and Resistance

March 26, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Amidst the obsession with Cuban hip-hop by leftist scholars, journalists and documentarians, the famed genre has been contended with a new form of musical expression, which fuses melodic Cuban timba beats with reggaeton, known as cubaton. Cubaton … Read More

Best Latina Rapper Alive: Exclusive Interview with @AyeYoSmiley

March 25, 2015 |

I make it my business to uplift and profile the best up-and-coming Latino talent in the arts. I am always on the lookout for those who have yet to be discovered. I figured, what’s the point of covering Latino celebrities … Read More

Catie Waters: Exclusive Interview

August 12, 2013 |

I sat down with Latin American Jazz, Soul, and R&B sensation, Catie Waters. At only 16 years old, she’s already getting a great deal of attention as she is taking the world by storm with her debut album, ‘Stone Child‘. The … Read More

Latinos in Heavy Metal II

May 17, 2013 |

In my previous article, we took a look at artists of Latino descent in heavy metal music. Music is fantastic, and heavy metal is one of the best genres around. Equally as important as the genre are the fans who … Read More

Latinos in Hip Hop & Reggaeton

April 19, 2013 |

Y Tu No Pares!

In the early 1980’s, a global music phenomenon was born in the Bronx New York. This new musical style contained DJ samples, break beats and spoken word style lyrics. This music was referred to as hip … Read More

Estrella Para Siempre

February 9, 2013 |

Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra was born July 2, 1969. She would eventually grow up to become Jenni Rivera, Latin American Superstar. Jenni was born in Long Beach, California to a very musical family, including four brothers. Music was very important … Read More

Latinos in Heavy Metal

February 9, 2013 | 1

Music is said to be universal.

Across all colors, cultures, and even species, music is an art and language. Birds look for mates, whales sing across the oceans, and people share music and dance over dinner, fire, for celebration, competition, … Read More