“Hollywood can be very stereotypical,” she tells People CHICA. “They want you to come in with a heavy-ass Spanish accent.”
“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."
How Dora and the Lost City of Gold Composer Germaine Franco Is Bringing Her Latinidad to Hollywood
"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."