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New year, New Line up

New year, New Line up

The desert of Indio California is filled with color, art and firsts in a new edition of Coachella, where K-Pop and some Spanish-speaking artists will take the stages of the highly anticipated festival.

New year and along with it, new music festivals. Among them, one of the most famous around the world, Coachella, a festival that brings together music from different parts of the world that will be held in the desert of Indio, California, on the weekend of April 14, 15 and 16, as well as April 21, 22 and 23. In addition, there will be different and gigantic art installations and visual works by important artists such as Maggie West (American) Vincent Leroy (French) Kumkum Fernando (Vietnamese) among others.

In the blink of an eye we are close to a new season full of music and artists. Last Wednesday, January 11, the long awaited line up of the festival was announced, where the Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny became the first Latino to be Headliner at the festival, but this will not be the only Spanish-speaking singer to be part of the prestigious festival, other artists that were announced are La Rosalia, Becky G, Kali Uchis, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and others.

The revelation of Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny, surprised not only because last December he had announced to rest and have this new year to think about him, but for topping the list. After his successful tour last year, we know that this show within the festival, will bring a lot of color, flavor and Latin rhythms to make all of Indio, California sing. Other artists that managed to surprise in the lineup were BlackPink as the first K-Pop group to perform at the festival. 

Bad Bunny Performs "Titi Me Pregunto" | 2022 VMAs

BLACKPINK Performs "Pink Venom" | 2022 VMAs

What do you think about these revelations? In my opinion, it’s exciting to see how year after year the Spanish-speaking music industry has opened the way more and more, making known different rhythms and artists who are exploring and making known different sounds and genres, being an incredible opportunity for artists, as it was last year with the Colombian singer Karol G who managed to bring Latin music to the far desert, singing songs by Selena Quintanilla, Celia Cruz, Shakira, causing excitement and paying a true tribute not only to the roots she had as an artist, but also to Latin music.

A festival full of surprises, open to other sounds and together with them, give the opportunity to all festival attendees to explore new music. It is exciting because festivals like this, allow artists to meet others and thus, make collaborations to explore new sounds, after all, that’s what art is all about, to evolve, to collect roots and explore.

Definitely, the importance of these festivals is that they serve as a window to the interaction of art on the diverse sounds that echo internationally.


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