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Jeannie Sol performing at #Latinotrendsetter

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Jeannie Sol born and raised in sunsetpark brooklyn singer actress comedian from the age of 14 . She started her career as a Cabaret singer at the age of 18 at the Spectrum nightclub where she got her first big break As she continued her career she came across the late Jerry Massuci owner of the Fania Label .

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She has traveled and sang with the greats such as Johnny Pacheco Celia Cruz etc. Her latest achievement is being one of the main stars of Teatro Sea which led her to recieve Actriz mas Destacada in an ensemble for Romance , and ACE award 2015 for Cantante mas Destacada She continues to bring Joy and Love of her art you can find her on Facebook as Jeannie Sol and on Youtube.

Cali Salsa Pal Mundo

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COMPAÑÍA ARTISTICA CALI SALSA PAL MUNDO La compañía artística CALI SALSA PAL MUNDO en dirección de JHONATHAN RAMOS y VIVIAN REYES bailarines profesionales de salsa caleña y los empresarios OTTO NUNEZ y SANDRA NUNES sociedad la cual ha logrado que nuestra compañía crezca positivamente.

JHONATHAN Y VIVIAN cuentan con una trayectoria artística de más de 10 años en el campo del arte, ex integrantes del BALLET NACIONAL DE LA SALSA DE COLOMBIA, fundación con la cual obtuvieron varias condecoraciones como embajadores culturales por parte de la OEA, ganadores de los premios ACE 2008 entre otros.

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Representantes de Colombia a nivel internacional, dejando el nombre del país muy en alto por medio da la danza y la cultura que nos identifica como es la salsa caleña. Con esta amplia experiencia y recorrido llegamos a la cuidad de New york a crear nuestra compañía CALI SALSA PAL MUNDO con la cual queremos compartir nuestro conocimiento con todas las personas que quieran aprender de nuestra cultura creando así un conjunto de ritmo, alegría, música y danza para la comunidad en general.

La compañía artística CALI SALSA PAL MUNDO inicio en el año 2011 en el mes de febrero en Queens, NY, localidad de Jackson Heights, contribuyendo con el crecimiento cultural y personal de la ciudad new york.

Siendo la primera compañía de salsa caleña en el estado de new york, hemos logrado llamar la atención de todo el público en general que aprecian y quieren aprender nuestra cultura del baile, el cual nos ha ayudado a crecer en poco tiempo. Lo que queremos es satisfacer las expectativas de la comunidad para impactar positivamente su nivel de vida, vinculándose de esta manera al desarrollo de la diversidad de cultural.

Edwin Vasquez

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Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Guitarist. Vocal Trumpeter. Percussionist. Artist. Gypsy Soul Pioneer. Edwin Vazquez was born to create music that loves. Blessed with raw talent and a spirited, gypsy soul, he fuses Rumba, Flamenco, Jazz, Bolero, R’n’B, Bossa Nova, and a whole lot of Rhythm to intricately craft astoundingly rich and poignant songs that sing to your heart, body & mind.

In 2003 Edwin’s released his debut album ‘Faith’, which he dedicated to his father, the gifted Bolero artist Roberto Vazquez. Faith received critical press acclaim from the likes of El Mundo, Canales, El Impacto, El Especial, Hoy El Diario, amongst many other newspapers and magazines, along with earning him exclusive features on Telemundo and Univision.
Throughout his vibrant musical journey he’s played/recorded with legends such as Paul Simon, Tony Vega, Marc Anthony and Tito Puente Jr., and graced the stages of Lincoln Center, Cami Concert Hall, Webster Hall, The Gershwin Theatre and numerous other venues throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Yet his voyage is just beginning. His experiences but a whisper of the places he’s destined to reach, the songs just waiting to be expressed, all the hearts he will touch and the people he will love through his music.

COLABS & RECORDINGS:

Edwin Vazquez has recorded, performed and worked with artists like Julio Voltio,Mary J Blidge’s “No More Drama”Grammy Award winning producer Edwin Ramos and legends like PAUL SIMON on the Songs of the Capeman C.D. recording on tracks Adios Hermano and Satin Summer Nights that feature MARC ANTHONY and include artists like DANNY RIVERA, RUBEN BLADES, EDNITA NAZARIO and more,.Edwin has also shared the stage with TITO PUENTE JR., WILLIE COLON, MARC ANTHONY, TONY VEGA, GEORGE LAMOND, JUDY TORRES, FRANKIE NEGRON and BERNIE WILLIAMS and was chosen Artist of The week by the Best Buy Store and has performed in the BEST BUYS in Chelsea,Union Square,and Harlem! Edwin recently had the honor of opening up for the Legendary Merenguero JOHNNY VENTURA!

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Venues:

Edwin has also performed in Venues in and out of New York including: The Copa Cabana, Lincoln Center, Nuyrorican Poets Cafe in Puerto Rico, Cami Concert Hall, The Cutting Room, SOB’S (Sounds Of Brazil)-where TELEMUNDO came out with their camera’s to record him, Hip Hop Conference in Montreal Canada, SABADO GIGANTE TV Show in Miami Florida, Club Morroco, Latin Quarters, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Julio De Burgos Theatre to name a few.

Festivals & Parades:

Parades: TELEMUNDO Float for the NJ Parade, EL ESPECIAL Float for the NJ PR Day parade, Dominican Parade Float, Cuban Parade on the EL ESPECIAL Float, Puerto Rican Day Pageant (where Edwin Vazquez opened up for TONY VEGA).
Festivals: LOISAIDA, Davidson Festival, Make Music NY, 116th street Festival in harlem, El Carnaval Del Barrio (At the 2014 Carnaval Del Barrio , El ESPECIAL newspaper will honor Edwin Vazquez for his many years of musical service to the community), Riverside Park Festival, Back to School Festival, Pope Park Festival, 150th street Bronx Festival, NJ PR Parade Festival and more!

Richard Bastar Jr.


Richard Bastar Jr., known as B. A-STAR is coming from two generations of musicians in his family. Francisco “Kako” Bastar, grandfather whom recorded and performed with Latin music greatest artist like; Cortijo, Tito Puente among others and Richard Bastar SR, who’s currently a member of the world’s greatest salsa group El Gran combo de Puerto Rico, were the ones that inspired him to purse the art.

While growing up his number one passion was baseball. He dreamed of one day making it to the big leagues but caught himself in a crossroads when his older and younger brother proposed to assemble a musical group to continue the Bastar legacy. Since he was composing music since the age of 10, he jumped on the chance to do something that he and his brothers shared a love for.


In 2004, they formed the group “Tercera Generation” aka “3G” which name comes from the fact that they are the third generation of Bastar in the music industry. The group had an urban sound with influence of reggaeton and mambo de calle. B. A-Star was lead vocalist and wrote majority of the songs in the group. In 2007 the group released their first album titled “Los que la montan donde sea” which moved several thousand units and had the group touring up and down the east coast opening up for established Latin acts like; Arcangel, Tony Dize, Grupo 24 Horas, Marcy Place just to name a few. Without a doubt B. A-Star presence was felt on the stage, insuring that the fans and crowd got what they payed for, a phenomenal performance.
In late 2010 B. A-Star decided to work on a solo project to showcase his versatility. His first single “GO DJ’ was released May 2011 and is available on itunes. Since then he has released 25 music singles, that you can find on his website (www.bastarmusic.com). He has also filmed 13 music videos that are available on you tube.

Dominican Born Aimee Carrero Will Be The Voice of Disney’s First Latina Princess

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Shout out to Disney, who just announced that Aimee Carrero is going to be the voice of Elena, their first Latina fairytale princess.

The new Disney television series Elena of Avalor, premiering in 2016, cast Dominican Republic born Hollywood actress Aimee Carrero to be the voice of a 16-year old fairytale princess.

Carrero co-stars on the television series Young and Hungry on ABC, which is owned by Disney. She plays Sofia Rodriguez, the protagonist’s best friend.

Princess Elena will first appear on an episode of the popular children show Sofia The First. Elena was magically trapped in a medallion that Sofia – who is also a princess – wears to communicate with animals. Once Sofia (who may or may not have Hispanic roots) releases Elena from her entrapment, Elena will return home to reclaim her kingdom, Avalor.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, said that the network is producing a Latino and Hispanic inspired animation series geared for children 2-7-years old.

“What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale.”

According to Disney’s press release the episodes on Elena of Avalor will be “guided by an established curriculum that nurtures multiple areas of child development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive; thinking and creative skills, as well as moral and ethical development”. The network continued to say, “the stories are designed to communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to young children about leadership, resilience, diversity, compassion and the importance of family and family traditions”.

LATINOS IN THE SUPER BOWL

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The History of the ultimate game in the National Football League has had many outstanding moments. Latinos in particular have stood out in the “BIG” game known as the “Super Bowl” long before they were recognized for their specific heritages. As we enter the XLIX edition, The New England Patriots will have Puerto Rican linebacker Jonathan Casillas on the field.

Lets look at some highlights and trivia concerning Latinos in the Super Bowl:

The Oakland Raiders who won Super Bowls 15 and 18 were led by Tom Flores who coached those championship teams as well as being the first Latino quarterback in the NFL.

His quarterback, also of Mexican heritage, Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy and led the Oakland Raiders to those same two Super Bowl Championships.

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Ted Hendricks, linebacker for four Super Bowl champions, one with Baltimore, three with Oakland/LA Raiders, is of Guatemalan heritage.

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Manny Fernandez was a linebacker on the No Name defenses that won Super Bowls 6 and 7 for the Miami Dolphins.

Joe Kapp, of Chicano roots, lost Super Bowl Four quarterbacking Minnesota. Defensive tackle Tony Casillas, of Dallas Cowboys was on back to back winning Super Bowl teams.

Latino kickers have done well with Argentine Martin Gramatica winning two, one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one with the New Orleans Saints. Mexican Raul Allegre won his with the New York Giants and Efren Herrera of the Dallas Cowboys won his in Super Bowl 12.

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Super Bowl XLV saw two players of Puerto Rican heritage share the spotlight as Victor Cruz of the New York Giants defeated Aaron Hernandez’ New England Patriots.

So as the country views the biggest football event in the United States, its good to remember that not only do Latinos watch, they often have a participant in the game of games.

NUEVA REVELACIÓN DE LA REPUBLICA MAMBO AMERICANO

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El grupo nos lleva a una nueva dimensión, donde 7 jóvenes músicos, fusionando la fuerza del Electro-Pop, con el sabor y sensualidad de los ritmos tropicales, nos presentan la propuesta musical más fresca de los últimos años.

Después de su éxito como productor del Soundtrack (banda sonora) de la exitosa película Dominicana de acción Código Paz en el 2014, y más de 15 años de trayectoria, Nefi Adonis nos presenta la 1ra agrupación dominicana de Electro-Latin, Mambo Americano.

Esta agrupación surge de la necesidad de presentar el público una propuesta que tenga la fuerza de lo nuevo y la elegancia y calidad de los éxitos clásicos de los últimos años.

Mambo Americano sigue el camino que iniciaron agrupaciones como los Proyecto Uno, Ilegales entre otros, de la mano de las nuevas tendencias musicales. Es una propuesta sólida, donde la calidad no se ha dejado al tiempo ni a la improvisación.

La agrupación tiene ya 12 sencillos en carpeta. Esta producción, de la cual ya se pueden escuchar algunos temas en las Redes, toma algunos de los sencillos más exitosos de la actualidad, así como clásicos que todos conocemos creando una fusión de Pop-Electro y ritmos latinos, desde Bachata hasta Merengue, manteniendo la esencia original y dándoles el toque tropical-bailable que los hace aún más atractivos a una mayor cantidad de público.

En cada interpretación podemos sentir un estilo definido, la fuerza interpretativa y el carisma de cada uno de sus talentosos miembros.

Tenemos a Anuar Martinez, “El Rockero”, Bisay G. el “MC-Rapper” y a Sony el “Showman”, todos jóvenes experimentados que se combinan con entusiasmo y armonía para darnos un espectáculo de estándares internacionales. Un Show que nos llevara a dar un paseo imaginario, que nos hará sentir que vamos desde Las Vegas hasta Ibiza.

En las redes contamos con el canal MamboAmericanoTv, en Youtube. Donde pueden disfrutar del EPK una presentación mas detallada de esta nueva agrupacion.

Que Es Eso… Snapchat?

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Que es Snacha?’ was what my friend’s mother asked me – referring to Snapchat, a social media application that one of her grandsons wanted her to join.

The popular app that was launched in 2011 just introduced a new feature where you can see videos and articles produced by CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies on the apps’ mobile messaging service. After 24-hours of post the app deletes the news content for a new story (here today, gone tomorrow).

But that’s not why her grandson wanted her to join Snapchat. To him it’s an awesome tool that all of his young friends are using. Even though Snapchat tries to target everyone interested in mobile messaging – the app has been extremely popular with teens and college students.

That is because Snapchat will quickly delete your text, photo or video in seconds. You can set your message to delete from 3 to 10 seconds, which is why most youths feel comfortable with this app. However, screenshots and other apps have been able to capture naughty and silly images of teens (yeah, and you thought it was safe).

Another cool aspect of the app is the video calling you can have with your friends like Skype, Tango or Facetime. So texting, sending images or photos are not your only option.

In November, Snapchat partnered with Square, an online payment company that allows users to send money to each other like PayPal and Chase mobile apps.

But with hundreds and hundreds of social media networks and messaging services for mobiles in the world is this app really necessary for abuelita? Sure, why not? Especially that she will be able to text, send images or photos and live video chat with her grandson so that he can ask her for some money – I’m all for it.

SANTURCE WINS PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

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The 75th season of winter baseball in Puerto Rico closed with the Santurce Crabbers capturing their 13th league title and first since 2000. A curious note indeed in that was the last year Puerto Rico won the Serie de Caribe, which will be played in February in Puerto Rico.

The Crabbers defeated Mayaguez 5 to 3 and clinched the final series in six games coming from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to tie it twice before winning two in a row to crown its championship and will represent Puerto Rico in the upcoming Caribbean Series. The MVP of the series is Jorge Padilla, whose double with the bases loaded clinched matters.

But Santurce did not feel safe until its bullpen closed matters.

“The game is not over until the number 27 is out”

as veteran reliever and former New York Yankee Jonathan Albaladejo and Fernando Cabrera confirmed by finishing off Mayaguez, who finished second at 22-16 and 8-5 in the round robin qualifying for the final series. Santurce, who was third in the season, finished first in the round robin at 8-4 to gain entry to the finals and its eventual six game victory.

SOTU 2015: The Latino Outcome from the 2015 State of the Union

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Last week, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in the 2015 State of the Union in-which he covered several important topics that has had the country talking about the last few months. While he didn’t into great detail about them, the president did talk about his executive action regarding immigration, the recent proposal of free community college, and the current state of the economy & job creation.

While the above three points of topics are important aspects to the entire country, we’ll look how they will benefit Latinos living in the United States of America.

On the matter of the economy within the country, the president addressed how despite the collapse of the economy has created strain for many Americans the economy is once again growing. According to the president, the unemployment rate within the country has been at its lowest since the 2008 financial crisis that gripped the country and job creation has been at its highest since 1999.

In a poll by Latino Decisionsa—a Latino political opinion research organization—found that when it comes to the security of the economy more than 53% of Latinos said they were worried when it comes to someone within their household of losing their job and thus their home because of it. Meanwhile, 50% of Latinos have found the cost-of-living to be burdensome with their earnings not being enough to cover basic expenses.

However, things could—hopefully and steadily—be changing for the country’s economy.

At this moment—with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, booming energy production—we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth,” said Obama, “It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years and for decades to come.

The president also added that the current increase in U.S. businesses have created more than 11 million new jobs within the country and it presents a hopeful outlook for the future of the country’s economy. With the change in the state of the economy and the rise in job creation, Latinos could feel the prosperous boon.

Late last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that the rate of unemployment among Latinos has dropped to 6.6% from 6.8% back in October. Meanwhile, in November the BLS announced that the rate fell again to 5.6% showing that the change in the unemployment status of this country contains Latinos entering the labor force which in October stood at 66.5%.

The U.S. economy closed out the year on a continued hot streak—252,000 new jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.6 percent. December was the 58th consecutive month of private sector job growth, to the tune of11.2 million jobs. Average unemployment for 2014 was down 1.2 percentage points from 2013, the largest decrease since 1984,” said U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

When it came to education and offering free, two-years of community college to Americans, Obama addressed the nation saying, “Keep in mind 40% of our college students choose community college. Some are young and starting out. Some are older and looking for a better job. Some are veterans and single parents trying to transition back into the job market. Whoever you are, this plan is your chance to graduate ready for the new economy without a load of debt. Understand, you’ve got to earn it. You’ve got to keep your grades up and graduate on time.

If the president’s plan of offering two years of free community college goes through, there is an estimated 9 million students who could save an average of $3,800 in tuition. The proposal could prevent students from falling into great debt or keeping potential students interested in pursuing an education as opposed to turning away because of the heavy cost.

According to the White House, the president’s America’s College Promise would be covered by the federal government who will fund three-quarters of the average cost of community college while the remaining funds would be covered by the states that choose to participate in the free community college program.

In another Latino Decisions poll, it was discovered that Latinos and Latin families have hopes when it comes to Latino children being able to pursue a college education and become eventual college graduates now with the potential fear of affordability be slightly limited.

Only 18% of Latino parents were very confident they could pay for their child’s college education. A significant share, 40 [percent] were not confident (with 20 percent not at all confident) they could afford these costs. Thus, it is likely that the President’s proposal to make community college as widely accessible as possible will be met with substantial support from this constituency,” said Latino Decisions on their site after the State of the Union address.

And on immigration, president Obama didn’t discuss his current plans for immigration reform seemingly taking a stance on no longer furthering talk about something he intends to do. President Obama did acknowledge how the issue is a “hot button” one in the country but promised to veto any legislation that would be drafted against his executive actions finding the ongoing debate on the matter to be tiresome.

Addressing Congress, The president made it clear the issue on immigration was over and done with promising Congress that “if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things, it will earn my veto.

Since his election and re-election, President Obama has been critiqued as being a president who hasn’t “done anything” which isn’t entire truly because he has succeeded despite some hurdles. While the matter of immigration was disheartening, the outlook is hopefully considering he appears to be putting his foot down now. But his lack of doing anything on immigration isn’t just his fault.

With his opposition being considerably loud and preventive in many of his plans for change, and a mess that needed to be tended to thanks to eight years prior to his taking office, it is surprising the President got anything done. Let’s see if America is finally on the right path come 2015.