Latin Grammys Honor ‘Patria Y Vida’ And Celebrate Rubén Blades

The Argentine vocalist María Becerra makes the kind of shimmering pop-reggaeton and relaxed R&B that commands the charts. Though she released her first EP in 2019, her 2021 debut album, “Animal,” put her on the map; she currently has nine features or solo songs on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100.

The Argentine producer Bizarrap is a fixture in his country’s trap scene: His freestyle and music sessions, which have become YouTube favorites, showcase upcoming rappers’ lyrical skills over beats he produces himself. In 2021, he expanded his collaborators to include artists outside the borders of his home country and across Spanish-language hip-hop. Snow Tha Product’s session, a bilingual flood of barbs and punch lines from the Mexican American rapper, is also nominated for best rap/hip-hop song.

Panama is central to the history of reggaeton, but it’s only recently that artists from the isthmus are getting back into the spotlight. Boza is one of the musicians leading the pack. His fluid reggaeton and glossy dancehall has made him a TikTok sensation; last year’s viral “Hecha Pa’ Mi,” which also appeared on his debut album “Más Negro Que Rojo,” has over 100 million YouTube views.

Zoe Gotusso, a songwriter from Argentina, has a breathy, confiding voice; on her hit single “Ganas” and on her solo debut album from 2020, “Mi Primer Día Triste” (“My First Sad Day”), she floats it over largely acoustic folk-pop arrangements that often hint at South American rhythms.

Humbe — the Mexican songwriter Humberto Rodríguez Terrazas — made his 2017 debut album, “Sonámbulo” (“Sleepwalker”) when he was 16. He wrote, produced and performed his second album, “Entropia” (“Entropy”), almost entirely on his own, backing his fervent high tenor with largely electronic arrangements and singing, in his hit “El Poeta” (“The Poet”), about a compulsion to make music. After garnering millions of plays on TikTok, Humbe has just released his second album of 2021, “Aurora,” a pandemic collaboration with Emiliano Rodríguez, his brother.

Rita Indiana is a certified multihyphenate: one of the foremost figures of contemporary Caribbean literature, and also a force in Dominican music. Her debut album with the band Los Misterios dropped in 2010, establishing her as a cult figure in the Dominican underground. In 2020, she released “Mandinga Times,” her return to music after a decade focusing on her literary career; the album, co-produced by Calle 13’s Eduardo Cabra, is an irreverent, apocalyptic reinvention of gagá, reggaeton and other Afro-Caribbean sounds, sliced up with metal textures and piercing one-liners, like on “Como un Dragón”: “While you were writing a chorus, I wrote five novels.”

Andrés Vicente Lazo Uslar, the Venezuelan songwriter who records as Lasso, has been making albums of earnest, upbeat pop-rock since 2010. On his latest, “Las Cuatro Estaciones” (“The Four Seasons”), he upholds the classic-rock ideal of a concept album, following the cycle of a yearlong romance.

Born in New York to Chilean parents, the pop star Paloma Mami was 18 when she wrote her first song, “Not Steady” — a bilingual pop-dancehall hit that led her to become the first Chilean artist to sign to Sony Music Latin. Her debut album, “Sueños de Dalí,” elaborates on the sounds she’s been exploring since she was a teenager, blending bleeding-heart R&B with celestial reggaeton lust.

The Mexican songwriter Marco Mares, born Marco Antonio Mares Díaz, breezes through styles from Mexico and beyond — ranchera, cumbia, bachata, reggae, even rapping — in genial songs about the ups and downs of love.

Juliana Velásquez was a child actor on Colombian TV before emerging as a songwriter. She released her debut album, “Juliana,” in April, and it sets her whispery voice and haunted, vulnerable lyrics amid delicate acoustic arrangements one moment, startling electronic phantasmagoria the next.

Source : https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/18/arts/latin-grammys

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