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“Mutuo Acuerdo” is the most powerful release so far by Costarricense Artist Fátima Pinto after her recent signing with Virgin Music Mexico. It is a Reggaeton, Latin, and urban pop track. It talks about a night out and what happens when there is a mutual agreement between two people and they decide to have a good time without further commitment. It is a track with a lot of energy that leads us to dance nonstop. It is a summer anthem for nightclubs, produced by Saibu (Colombia), who has done songs for artists such as NatyashMC Davo, and Alex Hoyer among others.

This launch comes amid the announcement of Fátima’s participation in the Picnic Festival, the most relevant music festival in Costa Rica, where she will share the stage on April 23 with artists such as Rauw AlejandroGuaynaaFarruko, and Juanes, among many more.

With “Mutuo Acuerdo,” Fátima reveals her most striking and elevated facet as today’s most relevant urban artist in her country and profiles her as a pop icon in Latin America. The video full of science fiction and where we see her transform into a vampire was directed by Antonio Roma, who has directed videos for Jesse and Joy, Piso 21, and Danna Paola among others.

The song will be accompanied by a social media strategy focused on content with influencers such as Kunno, with whom Fátima has developed great friendships and a series of challenges.

“Creating “Mutuo Acuerdo” led me to find a different part of me; very sensual and daring but always powerful and in control of situations. This is for all self-confident and free girls, who live by their own rules and enjoy life to the fullest.” – Fátima Pinto


Sebastián Yatra confirms he’s back in his new track “Regresé” with Puerto Rican reggaeton urban superstar Justin Quiles and Argentine cumbia singer L-Gante which sees the three champions of their respective genres explore desire under a mysterious distortion of shared reality over connecting with an ex. The official video, directed by frequent visual collaborator Daniel Duran, takes listeners through a mysterious and lustful rekindling of lost love.

Sebastián Yatra co-wrote “Regresé” with Justin Quiles with the intention to bring on an artist from Argentina’s exploding music movement. “Regresé is a very fun song, the whole recording process was exciting,” Sebastián Yatra shares ”Justin and I were very intrigued by L-Gante, a very talented artist. I’m a fan of his work so it was very exciting when he decided to join us on this track.” Justin Quiles adds, “I loved collaborating with Sebastián and creating this song from scratch in the studio. It was a special moment, we laughed too much and we had a great time. The participation of L-Gante could not be absent, he gave it the final touch. Argentina, Colombia, and Puerto Rico for the world!” L-Gante is grateful to be on the song, “The truth is that I had a very good time recording the song. It is a very big step for me and I appreciate the invitation to be on the track a lot. The song is also the first time for me to record in this romantic style. It’s something different from my usual, but I’m into it.”

Aitana x Nicki Nicole Release “Formentera”

Aitana and Nicki Nicole come together for the first time in a musical project for the release of this single which sounds from start to finish like a new global hit for both of them. A very suggestive track that surprises listeners from the very first note, delivering a fresh electronic pop sound.   

Produced by Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, mixed and mastered by Tom Norris, and composed by Aitana Ocaña, Nicki Nicole, Mauricio Rengifo, and Andres Torres, it comes with a video that will touch everyone, directed and produced by Ambiwo (Alba Ricart & Iris Valles). It’s a single that will become a musical reference and was born with the clear ambition of becoming a global hit in the coming months.

Chiquis New Single/Video “Cualquiera”

Latin GRAMMY Award-winning singer, TV personality, and entrepreneur Chiquis recently released her new single and video “Cualquiera,” a fun, danceable Cumbia with an LA urban flow and bilingual twists that will have everyone dancing. Through the empowering lyrics that make it clear that she must be treated with respect, the song is poised to become a modern-day anthem for women. To listen and/or download “Cualquiera,” click HERE.

“Cualquiera” was written by Janney Marin (Chiquis), Natalia Garcia, Ulises Lozano, Alex Casado, Luis Angel Gonzalez and Antonio Hernandez; and produced by Ulises Lozano “El Licenciado,” Richard Bull, Toy Selectah and Maxx Gallo.

Its official video was produced by Xavier Sotomayor and directed by Emilio Sanchez in a small town near Joshua Tree, CA called Pioneertown. Chiquis sports a sexy LA Latina look and we see her driving an ATV, radiating confidence, just as the artist had creatively envisioned the video since she first recorded this song. Watch the official music video for “Cualquiera.”

Ozomatli to Headline This Weekend’s Making Memories Festival in Los Angeles

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, the oldest community-based organization serving families living with Alzheimer’s in Los Angeles is honoring and celebrating their 40 years of service to the community with a vibrant celebration of food and music at L.A. State Historic Park. The event, featuring Grammy Award-winners Ozomatli, will be held on November 14, 2021, gates opening at 12 pm.

In addition to the kings of Latin fusion, Ozomatli, the multicultural festival will include live performances by Grammy Award-winning and a nominated member of Ellas, as well as Egyptian Lover, No Small Children, Quinto Sol, and DJ Mona Lisa. Iconic local food vendors and informational booths focusing on brain health and other healthy lifestyle opportunities will also be part of the festivities. Top sponsors of the event include Zenith Media, Biogen, Lilly, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alfred E. Mann Foundation, Cedars-Sinai, Genentech, and Amoeba Music.

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With this fundraising event, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is both celebrating the past and turning its vision to the future to ensure that anyone in need of help is able to access it. They continue to work to educate greater Los Angeles about what dementia is and isn’t and fight to eliminate the stigma that perpetuates misunderstanding and creates unnecessary barriers to accessing available support and services.

“This event will help raise awareness about available support and resources within the communities most affected by Alzheimer’s disease,” comments Heather Cooper Ortner, President & CEO. “But it also gives us all a safe place to come together in person and celebrate the community. We all need a reason to celebrate these days and a safe way to do it.”

 The festival will be held outdoors, rain or shine! See event map below:
map of Los Angeles State Historic park


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Colombian-Spanish artist OLIVA’s latest single, “Bailamos” is here. The fresh, energy-loaded party anthem reaffirms the singer’s close ties with disco, pop, and dance music. It’s just the perfect track for a non-stop night out.    

“Bailamos” is the first single off her upcoming studio album set for release in mid-2022. Packed with motion and fast beats, the song describes that exciting feeling we get as we get ready to party, inviting us to live the present to the fullest and let music takes us away. The concept behind the track’s official music video was developed by Oliva herself. Influenced by futuristic aesthetics, the video sees the artist enter an imaginary universe where dance and good vibes reign supreme while enticing us to eagerly await her next single’s video.

Locos Por Juana Single “Children of the Light” #BeachVibesPlaylist

Locos Por Juana, the Miami-based, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated reggae fusion band, is proud to release their newest single “Children of the Light” off the new album Crazy for Jane recently dropped. This is the third release from the forthcoming album and combines dubby textures with alt-rock vibes. Based on Simply Reds’ “Holding Back the Years,” the new single is truly spectacular. The inspirational track is full of emotion and takes on a new meaning for Locos Por Juana with a focus on a new generation.

Mark Kondrat reflects, “I think what makes this single different is that we are more mature as artists and writers and we each have children of our own, so this song really hits home for us. Children are coming to this world smarter than ever and we need to do better as parents, brothers/sisters, aunts, and uncles to leave them a world where they can reach their goals and fulfill their destinies. Also, not to mention, that the new generations will have more important work and greater obstacles than we ever had so we are blessed to be the ones to bring them up and teach them right.”

The new single was a collaboration with Locos Por Juana and Tony Gonzalez, founder of the tastemaker imprint Rock the Moon, and the demo was recorded at Mark Kondrat’s home studio, Blue Room Studios. Tony recalls, “One-day Itawe and I were sitting at his house and I played Simply Red’s “Holding Back the Years” and shared the new lyrics with Itawe – and it just worked – then Mark reggae’d the track up with his musical talents. We presented the track to Simply Red and he immediately jumped on board and gave us his blessing to release the song,” Jesse Chirino, daughter of the famous Cuban singer Willy Chirino, lent her vocals for the song.

“Children of the Light” was finished at Studio 26 in Miami, where most of the upcoming album was recorded. Gennaro Schiano (Stephen Marley, Damian Marley) mixed the song and Chris Gehringer from Sterling Sound in NY was the master engineer. Tony concludes, “The new song captures the spirit of what it is to struggle and persevere in life. We all have a positive light inside of us – we just need to fight in order to let it shine and never give up hope – no matter the circumstance.”

Brazil’s Marisa Monte Announces Her ‘Portas’ Tour

Marisa Monte stormed onto the music scene in her native Brazil in the late 1980s and has remained center stage ever since. Releasing one wildly successful project after another, this 4X Latin GRAMMY Award winner is recognized as the greatest Brazilian singer of her generation. In addition to her groundbreaking solo albums and her longtime work with the influential supergroup Tribalistas with Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown, Monte has collaborated with a who’s-who of international artists including Jorge Drexler, Julieta Venegas, David Byrne, Philip Glass, Arto Lindsay, Gilberto Gil, Seu Jorge, Caetano Veloso, to name a few. 

Monte’s 2022 U.S. tour celebrates the release of the singer’s newest project Portas (Phonomotor/Sony Music). Recorded across multiple continents during the pandemic, the album is Monte’s first solo release in a decade. For complete tour dates in March 2022 and locations, visit BrazilianNites.com

“I started my life in music at the age of 19 and I’ve never been so long without singing live and without meeting my audience. I’m really missing it!” – Monte


Mexican superstar and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Danna Paola released her new single “A Un Beso,” a romantic ballad that will make her fans’ hearts swoon. The song highlights Danna Paola’s passion and extraordinary vocal power for which she is recognized as the Latin Pop Princess.

“This is the first love song I have ever written. I feel excited about this release because it represents something magical and special for me. It’s a song where my heart and my feelings express themselves. I hope you can identify with its lyrics and enjoy it as much as I do,” the singer-songwriter expressed.

“A Un Beso” was written and produced by Danna Paola, Dahiana Rosenblatt and Pablo Martin. It is being released with a lyric video which is now available on her official YouTube channel. The official music video for this new single will be released on November 18th.

In the new single we can hear a Danna Paola deeply in love and full of the empowerment that has defined her since the release of her last two singles “MÍA” and “Kaprichosa.” “A Un Beso” will not be her last release of the year, as the artist promises to debut another single next month which will be a collab.

DANNA PAOLA recently garnered her first-ever Latin GRAMMY nomination in the Vocal Pop Album category for her latest album ‘K.O. (Knockout).’

‘K.O.’ takes the listener on a journey through the artist’s love life in recent years, starting from the first song which opens the door to the possibility for love, to romance, fights, breakups and then letting go. . . the knockout that marks an end to the heartbreaks she has experienced; highlighting the importance of self-love, one of the most important messages of the album. The album includes 11 tracks in Spanish as well as English including collabs with international artists.

NO TE VA GUSTAR Releases an Essential New Video For the Single “MI AUSENCIA”

No Te Va Gustar releases their new music video for the song “Mi Ausencia” with the surprising participation of two famous dancers, Julio Bocca and Rosina Gil, and directed by two movie directors: Ale Damiani and Oliver Lee Garland (Damnland). “Mi Ausencia”’s composer Emiliano Brancciari, singer for No Te Va Gustar, describes the song’s lyrics: “Disagreement as to the only focal point in a relationship that falls apart, and afterward when there’s nothing left, you long for what was lost, because that, although sparse and far-off, kept you together, if nothing else.”  

The directors and dancers were informed by this to create a unique audiovisual piece, an elegant allegory about love in its final stage. With a screenplay full of visual appeal and Rosina and Julio’s sublime performance, “Mi Ausencia” is the sixth video released from the album “LUZ,” which was released in May 2021 and recently nominated for a Latin Grammy. The album has already surpassed 30 million streams on digital platforms and includes the singles “No Te Imaginás” and “Venganza ft. Nicki Nicole,” the latter of which was also nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Rock Song category, among others.