Paramount+ to Premiere Nick Barili’s New Docuseries “De La Calle” in November

Nick Barili is hittin’ the calle next month…

Paramount+ will premiere the 44-year-old Argentinian-American award-winning journalist, executive producer, director and writer’s new docuseries De La Calle in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, November 7.

Nick BariliAcross 8 episodes, Barili explores Latino urban music from the U.S. to Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain and beyond.

The series takes a journey into the Latine diaspora to map the evolution of Urbano music and cultures that ignited the musical revolution of Rap, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin trap, Cumbia and other sounds that influence music and culture worldwide.

Nick Barili, De La CalleInterviewees include Fat Joe, NORE, Residente, Mala Rodriguez, Nicky Jam, Nicki Nicole, Villano Antillano, Sech, Goyo, Nathy Peluso, Santa Fe Klan, Jessie Reyes, Feid, Aleman and Gente De Zona, among others.

“As a first-generation immigrant who learned how to speak English through Hip Hop at Malcolm X Elementary, I grew up straddling two worlds, speaking English at school and Spanish at home,” Barili, the project’s co-creator, executive producer and host, shared in a statement.

He continued, “I was influenced by El General and Calle 13 as much as E-40 and OutkastDe La Calle was created to explore how the seeds from the street that inspired Hip Hop are also present throughout Latin America and Spain. Going to the neighborhoods where El Movimiento was created, talking to the pioneers who were actually there and sharing the origin stories of superstars of today and tomorrow. I’m thrilled to have MTV Studios and Paramount+ as partners to bring De La Calle to the world.”

Mala Rodriguez to Perform During the Virtual Edition of the Latin Alternative Music Conference

Mala Rodriguez is offering a special alternative for people stuck at home during this coronavirus pandemic.

The 41-year-old Spanish Latin Grammy-winning rapper will take this in this year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, which will be held live online.

Mala Rodriguez

This year, the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will officially kick off on Tuesday, June 9 withg a variety of virtual industry panels, workshops and showcases that will live.

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and as the nation begins to reopen gradually, the LAMC‘s five-day virtual conference includes timely panels like “The Future of Touring” with panelists Jordi Puig (OCESA), Phil Rodriguez (Move Concerts) and Sebastian De la Barra (Lotus Producciones).

And, “Mental Health and the Creative Community” presented by MusiCares and the Latin Grammys featuring Carla MorrisonKany GarcíaAna Tijoux and Guaynaa.

LAMC’s Talks with Billboard Latin will feature Leila Cobo‘s fireside chats with Walter Kolm and ChocQuibTown‘s GloriaGoyo” Martínez.’

Rodriguez will perform on June 9 as part of peermusic‘s showcase. Other participating artists include Thee SinseersGaby Moreno and Lido Pimienta.

Francisca ValenzuelaTatiana HazelLos Caligaris, among others will perform during the LAMC. 

On closing night, LAMC will celebrate Pride Month with performances by Kany García, MabilandCirco and Javiera Mena.

“Providing a forum to discuss the issues we face and the potential solutions that lie ahead is key as we look towards the future,” LAMC founder Tomas Cookman said in a previous statement. “Although the days ahead may be slightly different for a time, we should always keep in mind there is very much a future as music is a human and global emotion. We are lending our hand by making the conference free for all and having a team of professionals join us in making sure the LAMC experience is as informative and technologically seamless as can be.”

Check out the full schedule on the LAMC website.

Mala Rodriguez, aka La Mala, Agrees to Global Co-Publishing Deal with Peermusic

Mala Rodriguez has new peers…

Peermusic has signed the 39-year-old Spanish hip hop rapper, known as La Mala, to an exclusive global co-publishing agreement, according to Billboard.

Mala Rodriguez, aka La Mala

Kathy Spanberger, president and COO, peermusic Anglo American Region, and Yvonne Drazan, vp, Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic, announced the news, revealing that the Spanish singer/songwriter is now part of their family.

“Mala is the impressive combination of a vanguard artist who has inspired a worldwide audience and achieved Platinum success,” said Spanberger in a press release. “She’s breaking records doing things her own way and people are paying attention. It’s exciting to be a part of her journey.”

Drazan agreed, adding: “Mala is a welcome voice and a catalyst for change in the Latin Pop & Urban markets.”

Mala kicked off her music career in the late 1990s, becoming one of the hottest female rappers in Spain’s hip-hop scene. She was the first female artist to win the Latin Grammy for Best Urban Song (“No Pidas Perdon,” 2010) and Best Urban Album (Bruja, 2013). In 2018, she made a highly-awaited comeback, dropping new music including collaborations with Juan Magan, Beatriz Luengo, and Stylo G.

Now, she’s thrilled about her new venture with peermusic.

“I am very excited to receive such a warm welcome from my new publishing home, peermusic. I am honored and proud to be a part of the family,” she said in an official statement. “I am profoundly grateful to three beautiful and powerful women, Kathy, Yvonne and Mary Megan for having confidence in me and I send them each love and respect. I am so happy to be here and excited about what’s ahead — we are just getting started!”

Morrison Performing at Mexico City’s Vive Latino Festival

It’ll be Vive Latino time with Carla Morrison in Mexico City this spring…

The 26-year-old Mexican pop-rock singer, one of the winners at this year’s Latin Grammys, has been added to the lineup for the massive Vive Latino festival, to be held at Mexico City’s Foro Sol stadium on March 14-17, 2013.

Carla Morrison

Mexican indie band Enjambre and Morrissey will open the festival on the night of March 14, according to Mexican publications. The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and Underworld are set to headline on March 15. Blur will headline the 16th while Argentine ska legends Los Fabulosos Cadillacs will close the festival on the 17th.

In all more than 100 bands have been confirmed for the festival, including Nortec Collective DJs Bostich and Fussible, Afro-Colombian cumbia hip hop group Bomba Estereo, Argentina’s Banda de Turistas, Uruguayan rockers Cuarteto de Nos, Gepe from Chile, the reunited Mexican band Porter and Spanish rapper Mala Rodriguez.

Billed as the Festival Iberoamericano de Cultura Musical, Vive Latino was held for the first time in 1998, and has continued yearly except for the years 1999 and 2002. The 2013 festival will be the first to take place over four days.

Tickets for Vive Latino 2013 will be available during a Ticketmaster pre-sale December 6 and 7, with general ticket sales starting December 8.

Click here for the entire Vive Latino line-up.