Latin Music Acts Facing Artistic, Financial Dilemma

Deborah Panini-Hernandez, an associate anthropology professor teaching Latino studies at Tufts University, tells USA Today Latin crossover idols such as and can be unfairly judged. “There tends to be a blurring of distinctions between Latinos who have been here for a long time, who are bicultural and bilingual, and more recent immigrants,” she says. “Bicultural Latinos may choose to embrace Latin music, but they’ve also grown up listening to hip-hop and R&B. Jennifer Lopez is someone like that, so to accuse her of being a cultural turncoat is unfair.” Leila Cobo, Latin music editor at Billboard remarked, “The mainstream talks about Latin music as if it began and ended with Ricky Martin.”

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3 thoughts on “Latin Music Acts Facing Artistic, Financial Dilemma

  1. MistySl says:

    Jennifer/Enrique are Models, They Can’t sing a Lick. Models.

    Dancing like jungle monkeys, hiding that they can’t sing/not artistic. BLAH

  2. SJ says:

    J.Lo SUCKS! The bitch can not sing AT ALL!. She’s a talentless whore!

  3. babet says:

    God…the Latin community complains too much how they’re treated unfairly or differently in the music business….. they’ve got no right to complain when the Asian community barely gets recognized at ALL. the US is so stuck up on white and black people.

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