Juanes Debuts at #1
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Published on LatinoLA: October 10, 2004
LATINO LOOP for the week of October 4 -10, 2004
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Colombian superstar Juanes' new album "Mi Sangre" debuted at #1 on the Latin Album Chart in Billboard this week - the single "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" is also the #1 Latin single chart this week.
Congrats to Walter Salles' Che Guevara road trip flick "Motorcycle Diaries", starring Gael Garcia. The film came in at #15 in last weekend box office numbers, grossing over 1.3 million in just 10 days. This is a major coup considering the film only opened in 3 theatres the first week, and in just 67 last week, making it the highest per theatre grossing film on the charts. Music from the film was scored by famed producer, Gustavo Santaolalla, (41 Grams).
Artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have partnered to create AA Music Management, an LA based firm for Latin acts.
Did you know that by 2050, the number of Latinas in the US is estimated to reach 48.92 million? That's a colossal increase of nearly 340% - amazing, considering the entire female population will only grow 62% to 206 million, meaning that Latinas will make up nearly 25% of the entire US female population. Source: US Census Bureau & HispanTelligence
IKEA is launching its first national Hispanic marketing initiative, which will include 4 Spanish-language tv spots, radio commercials, print ads, bus wraps, outdoor advertising and out-of-household ads reflecting the Hispanic lifestyle.
The AFI Fest, LA's longest running film festival, opens on November 4th. The festivals closing night gala on November 14th will be the US premiere of the The Sea Inside, a film directed by Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, Abre Los Ojos) and starring Oscar nominee Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls). The festival will also host a tribute and retrospective of Oscar-winning and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, and as part of the tribute, will present a special viewing of Almodovar's Mala Educacion starring Gael Garcia. For more info, check out http://www.AFI.com
Viacom and Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) announced a partnership to more effectively target Hispanic consumers through a multimedia platform that would include radio, tv and an outdoor campaign throughout the US.
Molotov will be releasing their new album "Con Todo Respeto" on October 26th. The album will feature 12 covers, including some classics and "one hit wonders" - all done with typical Molotov flare. The band is currently in Argentina, filming the video for the first single "Amateur" - a cover of 80's hit "Amadeus" by Falco, which they changed the lyrics to - with all due respect I'm sure.
In continuation of their partnership with Batanga.com's "Grita Tu Voto/Shout Your Vote" voter registration campaign, Ozomatli is debuting a Spanish-language version of their song "(Who Discovered) America?", which can be heard exclusively on Batanga.com starting this week. Remember gente, get out there and vote - your voice counts!
Former Miss Universe, Denise Quinones, has been cast in the Spanish-language version of the play "Anna in the Tropics", which debuts at Repertorio Espanol in New York from now throughout October & November. For more info, check out http://www.repertorio.org
Congrats to Ad Age's 2004 Hispanic Creative Advertising award winners, including The Vidal Partnership for Heineken "Blackout" who took home Best of Show and various other awards, as well Badillo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, C.O.D., Bromley Communications, Grupo Gallegos, Dieste, Harmel & Partners, Leo Burnett, Casanova Pendrill and numerous others. For a complete listing, visit http://www.hispanicad.com
Cuban-American hip-hop artist Pitbull, who is riding a wave of success with his debut album "M.I.A.M.I." (TVT Records) recently shot a tv commercial with John Leguizamo for Burger King's 99-cent value deals. The 23 year-old bilingual rapper has also just contributed a remix of "Dammit Man" for the upcoming Trinidad-Mayorga fight. Pitbull is currently in production for the new video "Toma", the follow-up to his breakthrough bilingual hit "Culo", which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.
The movie version of Peruvian writer Mario Vargas LLosa's "La Fiesta del Chivo", will star Isabella Rosselini and begins filming in Santo Domingo next week. Directed by Luis Llosa (The Specialist), the film recounts the plot to assasiinate dictator Rafeal Leonidas Trujillo, also known as "the goat" by his enemies, and ruler of the Dominican Republic for 3 decades from 1930 throughout 1961.
Telemundo will air "Tributo a Nuestros Heroes", a concert special dedicated to Hispanics who have left their families behind to support our nation. The special will feature performances by Alicia Villareal, Ana Gabriel, El General, Gloria Estefan, India, Luis Fonsi, Roselyn Sanchez and others, and will air on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm ET/PT.
CONCERT & EVENT CALENDAR:
10/12 LA OREJA DE VAN GOGH @ House of Blues, Hollywood
10/12 MORRISON, THE GITANOS, SANGRE GITANA @ Zen Sushi
10/13 PANTEON ROCOCO @ JC Fandango
10/13 & 14 CAETANO VELOSO @ Royce Hall, UCLA
10/14 PANTEON ROCOCO @ House of Blues, Hollywood
10/16 BANDA EL RECODO @ Universal Amphitheatre
10/16 B-SIDE PLAYERS @ Temple Bar
10/18 SIDESTEPPER @ The Echo
10/17 PAULINA RUBIO @ Universal Amphitheatre
10/17 ENJAMBRE Record Release Party @ The Roxy
10/21 ZOE @ JC Fandango
10/22 LOS LOBOS, NORTEC & VOLUMEN CERO @ Universal Amphitheatre
10/24 JOAN SEBASTIAN & MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS @ Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim
10/29 ALEJANDRA GUZMAN @ Universal Amphitheatre
11/4 & 5, 6 & 7 VICENTE FERNANDEZ @ Universal Amphitheatre
11/19 ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ @ Universal Amphitheatre
10/8 JUAN GABRIEL @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
10/8 JULIO IGLESIAS @ Radio City Music Hall
10/10 ZOE @ SOB's
10/19 & 20 CAETANO VELOSO @ Beacon Theatre
10/22 GIAN MARCO @ LQ
10/23 VICENTE FERNANDEZ @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
11/14 BACILOS @ BB King Blues Club
10/10 & 11 CAETANO VELOSO@ Gusman Center for Performing Arts
10/15 RABANES/LATIN FUSION EXPLOSION @ FIU
10/17 JUAN GABRIEL & WILLY CHIRINO@ American Airlines Arena
10/20 VICENTE FERNANDEZ @ American Airlines Arena
10/21 GIAN MARCIO @ Mansion
10/22 JULIO IGLESIAS @ American Airlines Arena
11/6 YERBA BUENA @ 23rd & Collins on the Beach
11/12 JOAN MANUEL SERRAT @ James L Knight Center
11/20 VICENTE FERNANDEZ @ American Airlines Arena
10/9 JUAN GABRIEL @ Allstate Arena
10/20 LA OREJA DE VAN GOGH @ House of Blues, Chicago
10/24 VICENTE FERNANDEZ & ROCIO DURCAL @ Allstate Arena
11/13 JAGUARES @ Rosemont Theatre
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