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“Hollywood can be very stereotypical,” she tells People CHICA. “They want you to come in with a heavy-ass Spanish accent.”
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“One of the key themes in 2019 — and not just 2019, the past generations, too — is heartache," Nio Garcia tells People CHICA. Here, the artist talks about his hit "Te Boté" and his upbringing in Puerto Rico. 
"I asked myself, 'What do I do with the contemporary sounds that are mine, and this music that is my language and is deep inside of me?'"
“We need to go back and give flowers to those early pioneers like Nando Boom, El General, and Renato," Augustine tells People CHICA. "There are many artists from Panama that were staples in this movement." 
“All my music comes from me being myself, a first-generation Latina," Kaina says. "When I play for an audience like that, I know that I don't need to explain myself to them. We already have a mutual understanding."
"Sometimes we give up right before making it," says Panamanian star Sech. "We have to keep fighting till the end. Sometimes we also feel like because we are a certain age we can't achieve something — that's a lie. It's never too late."
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"I make a point of hiring as many women and people of color in the musicians group so that I am expanding the group of people who are performing on films," says Franco. "You have to take chances and search."
“It’s so important to go out and protest," iLe tells People CHICA. "People believe that there is no reason to organize and hit the streets, but without protest there will be no true change.”
"I was making sense of the world for myself, and learning what that felt like in my body." 
Gathering in schools and living rooms, the Sunrise Movement has a plan to make climate change a political priority.
“I'm a full believer in the new generation and what we are bringing to the table," the 23-year-old tells People CHICA.
"I was just a regular girl from Miami trying to make it, and it’s happening," Mariah says. "It’s unreal."
“I think videos give you an opportunity to demonstrate many things aside from the music and lyrics,” Gloria "Goyo" Martínez tells People CHICA. “We wanted to present a little of what the African diaspora is, say that it’s our origins, and that Afro-Latinas can be queens.”
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"When Latinos see themselves on the screen, it gives them permission to dream.."
“People assume that women writers and producers are not as talented," says Cris Chil. "It’s definitely a bigger challenge than for a guy to step in. I’ve had to definitely push my skills to the next level in order to be accepted."
Brytiago is linked to legends that transformed reggaeton culture. Now he's transforming the new generation of urbano.
José Xtravaganza, one of the original pioneers of voguing, is proud of the Latinx contributions to ball culture.
Jhay Cortez has been a songwriter for five years, but his debut album, Famouz, shows off his multifaceted talents.
Gina Torres is creating change with her new show Pearson, a spin-off of USA's Suits.
Reykon's 15-year career has paved the way for Colombian artists like J. Balvin and Karol G. Now, he's heating up the summer with "Latina."
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“You can’t take over the space when we haven’t even had the chance to put our foot in the door. Help us get to the table so we can all eat," said Arlene Pitterson. 
Ozuna, Becky G, Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee are just a few of the artists that have graced the Watsco Center stage. Take a look back at some of the show's most memorable performances.
“I couldn’t separate myself from the way my culture influences me even if I tried,” the rapper tells People CHICA.