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Nicaragua

Musica de America Latina

 The following post was written by Zayra Pola, International Admissions Online Ambassador of Berklee College of Music.

El término empleado popularmente “música latina” se empezó a utilizar a partir de los años 50 en los Estados Unidos para referirse a los ritmos musicales típicos de América Latina, buscando una diferenciación entre los estilos de origen afroamericano de los afrolatinoamericanos. En este sentido, se considera que hacen parte de la música latina, un gran número de géneros: el merengue, la bachata, la salsa, el reggaeton, la rumba, la ranchera, el bolero, la bossa nova, la cumbia, el tango, el tamborito, el fado, la milonga, el rock latino; desde la música norteña de México a la sofisticada habanera de Cuba, desde las sinfonías de Heitor Villa-Lobos a los sencillos sonidos de la quena. El único elemento en común que tienen estas músicas es el uso de los idiomas latinos, predominantemente el español y el portugués de Brasil, aunque en este último país se prefiere el termino música de América Latina.

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Luis Enrique Visita Berklee

 

 

 

Rodeado de música desde su niñez, Luis Enrique Mejía López, conocido en el mundo salsero tan sólo como Luis Enrique, deja su natal Nicaragua para ir a Estados Unidos con el propósito de comenzar su preparación artística. Instalado en Los Ángeles, California, este cantante comienza a realizar sus propias composiciones, algunas de ellas influidas por el jazz y el “rhythm and blues” americano, plasmando en cada letra escrita su estilo sensual y romántico.

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Nicaragua: Day 2

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People at this conference get straight to the action.  Beginning at 9:00, back-to-back conferences were programmed to keep people informed and interested in the event.  The topics covered included: methods to adapt to a transitioning music industry, considerations for writing and promoting commercial music, legal aspects of songwriting and copyright protection, and one-on-one chats with famous and successful music producers.  KC Porter was among the people in the chat, along with Victor Manuel (writer of Celia Cruz’s hit single, “La vida es un carnaval”), and Marco Flores (producer for Thalia, Gloria Estefan, and Carlos Ponce).

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Nicaragua: Day 1

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As much as I hate airports, I was psyched about the treatment we received the moment we stepped off the plane in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital.  People working with the conference picked us up and did everything possible to receive the best treatment.  They sped our passing through airport security and customs.  After the uncomfortable lines and waiting at Miami and Boston airports, this felt like a wonderful welcome.  Upon arriving at the hotel where the conference would take place, Gabriel Traversari, the founder and president of the conference, gave us a very personal and warm welcome.  He mentioned he was really excited and honored that Berklee and LAMBA had a presence in this nascent project.

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Berklee goes to Nicaragua

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Hello, everyone!  My name is Nicolás Mariñelarena, and I’m the president of the Latin American Music & Business Association at Berklee.  We strive to connect Berklee students with the Latin music industry, and usually organize school trips, panels, and even televised contests and concerts.

We usually call relevant industry figures – such as artists, producers, managers, engineers, and business people – to visit Berklee and give clinics, but this time it was the other way around…

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