Kany Garcia to Kick-Off This Week’s ‘Billboard Live At-Home’ Series

Kany Garciais letting you into her home….

The next round of artists set for Billboard’s Billboard Live At-Home series, with the 37-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter making the list, will provide a wide variety of sounds for the homebound nation as the world waits for the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to end.

Kany Garcia

The performances for the week of May 4 will feature at-home sets from García, Milky Chance, Princess Nokiaand Cheat Codes via Billboard‘s Facebook page. 

García will kick things off on Monday with a set at 1:00 pm ET.

For their mini-concerts, each artist will team up with Billboard to raise money for a nonprofit partner of their choice, as well as answer questions submitted by fans watching from home.

Here’s the full list of performers:

Monday (May 4)
1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT — Kany García

Wednesday (May 6)
1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT — Milky Chance

Thursday (May 7)
1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. PT — Princess Nokia

Friday (May 8)
1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT — Cheat Codes

Tanya Saracho Partnering with Big Beach for New Latinx Series, “Brujas”

It’s the witching hour for Tanya Saracho

The Mexican playwright and television writer will serve as the showrunner for a new series titled Brujas, a show in development via Big Beach.

Tanya Saracho

The series will follow four Afro-Caribbean/Latinx women in Chicago and series explore the relationships and community born out of the growing identification with the Bruja movement.

Brujas marks the continuing collaboration between Saracho and Big Beach. The new show will use the brujería counter-culture as a foundation. The brujería culture is a means for Latinx feminists to reconnect with their heritage through music, style, nightlife, and art. It’s a powerful return to indigenous practices and a reclamation of feminine strength. It’s also a headline-grabbing movement reflected from coast to coast by artists from Princess Nokia with her single “Brujas” to Beyonce’s opus of female empowerment, “Lemonade.”

Saracho is writing the series and will serve as executive producer alongside Big Beach’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf, and Marc Turtletaub.

Saracho has written for Lifetime’s Devious Maids, HBO’s Girls and Looking, and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.

She was previously named Best New Playwright by Chicago Magazine, one of the 9 national “Luminarios” by Café Magazine and given the first “Revolucionario” award in theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Mon Laferte to Perform at LAMC’s Central Park SummerStage

Mon Laferte is headed to the Big Apple…

Organizers of the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference have unveiled its Central Park SummerStage lineup, with the 33-year-old Chilean singer-songwriter and actress among the performers.

Mon Laferte

In addition to Mon Laferte, the list of performers includes psychedelic Los Angeles-based band Chicano Batman, Puerto Rican artist IFÉ, Venezuelan group La Vida Boheme, multifaceted NYC musician Princess Nokia and Argentine reggae group Los Pericos.

Mon Laferte, IFÉ and Princess Nokia will perform at SummerStage on July 12, while the other three artists will take the stage on closing night July 15.

The fest will take place on July 12-15 in New York.

Now in its 18th edition, LAMC, known as the “Sundance of Latin Music,” will take place at the Stewart Hotel, featuring keynote speakers, industry panels, showcases and other events that will be announced leading up to the conference.

Last year’s fest included performances by Grammy-winning artist iLe, Las Robertas and Sexy Zebras.

 

For registration info, click here.

Nina Sky to Perform at This Year’s Afro-Latino Festival

Nina Sky is hitting the stage ahead for a special festival…

The American R&B duo, composed of identical twins Nicole and Natalie Albino, will perform at the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival.

Nina Sky

Nina Sky’s debut single “Move Ya Body“, released from their self-titled debut album in 2004, was a success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second album Nicole & Natalie was released on July 31, 2012. Their third studio album Brightest Gold was announced for release later this year through Tommy Boy Entertainment.

Set for July 8-10 in New York City, the festival will also include appearances by Princess NokiaSangoMaluca, Los Rakas and Tito Puente Jr.

Organizers describe the festival, now in its fourth year, as “a networking space to pay tribute to the African roots of people from Latin America and the Caribbean,” with documentaries and a series of talks on the program as well as music.

The festival takes place at Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and S.O.B.’s in Manhattan, and Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza and C’Mon Everybody in Brooklyn.