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2017/08/18 at 3:09pm

PODCAST: Is MTV Culturally Bias Against Spanish-language Music? Bomba Estéreo Talks AYO and Spanglish

08.18.2017 | By |


We’re sending our love and prayers to the people of Barcelona who suffered a senseless terrorist attack. But on a lighter note, this is probably one the best podcast shows we’ve done. We chat with Mesfin Fekadu, music editor of the Associated Press, who broke the story about Despacito not being nominated at this year’s VMA’s. Did this happen because of cultural bias? We dissect all the variables, along with some of our thoughts on whether MTV should start playing Spanish-language music videos. Then I talk to Colombia’s hottest band of the moment, Bomba Estéreo, about their new album AYO, music and race, coca leaves, payola in the music business, and their love for the street language of Spanglish. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/07/29 at 6:47pm

PODCAST: We Review Romeo Santos New Album ‘GOLDEN’

07.29.2017 | By |

*This is a US Latino podcast for anyone who enjoys American and Latino pop culture.

On episode 42 of the Highly Relevant Podcast with Jack Rico, we talk J Balvin’s ‘Mi Gente’. Many people are already calling it the next ‘Despacito’ phenomenon for its potential to become #1 on the HOT 100. So… can it make it to #1?

We also review Romeo Santos‘ new album ‘Golden’ with Isabela Raygoza, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Latina music critic, who also discusses with us her Q&A with Romeo and whether he can make Bachata mainstream in America.

And, how is the Prince Royce tour going? I speak with singer and good friend, Cáthia, who is currently touring with him as his back-up singer, on an impromptu phone call where she tells me the inside details of her sexy solos she performs with Royce every night, how she got the gig and how she felt to sing in her front of her hometown NY at MSG. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/07/01 at 2:18pm

Miguel Arteta Explains Ambiguous Ending Of ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Starring Salma Hayek

07.1.2017 | By |

If you have seen the indie film Beatriz at Dinner, I’m sure you have a few questions to ask Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta about the movie, particularly its ending. But before we address that big elephant in the room, I had the chance to interview Mr. Arteta, for our Highly Relevant podcast, and I asked him several questions, close to 20 minutes in total, which spawned some memorable answers about his Puerto Rican heritage, the Latino experience in America, Salma Hayek’s business prowess, that controversial movie ending, and how he believes without a doubt, The Matrix is the first multicultural blockbuster film created in Hollywood. This Q&A has been edited for clarity.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/30 at 8:58am

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Premios Juventud’ Preview, Interview With Director Miguel Arteta, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ And Diversity

06.30.2017 | By |


Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/23 at 2:27pm

The Highly Relevant Podcast: Can ‘Combate Americas’ Latin MMA Beat UFC?

06.23.2017 | By |


Thanks for listening to episode 37 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re talking Latin MMA with former WWE Champion Alberto del Rio, who is now the President of Combate Americas, one of the biggest rivals of the UFC. They’re doing a huge fight event in Miami on July 27th around the Real Madrid/Barcelona soccer classico and its a game-changer for the company. Alberto will tell us all about it. And we also tackle the new Transformers: The Last Knight movie. Is it so bad that its good or is it so bad that it’s… well, bad!  That and a recap of the top headlines in US Latino pop culture happening this week! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/20 at 3:35pm

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Juanes Talks New Visual Album, Shakira, Reggaeton and Crossing-Over / The “Latinization” of ESPN

05.20.2017 | By |

Welcome to episode 32 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This is the show for those of you who love to live on the intersection of American and Latino pop culture. We talk to Colombian superstar JUANES about some important questions such as why he hasn’t ever collaborated with his Colombian counterpart Shakira, why he will never ever sing reggaeton and why it’s not in him to do a English-language crossover. Also, I talk to Hugo Balta, the senior director of Hispanic Initiatives for ESPN, who is one of the executives responsible for Hispanicizing ESPN. We discuss everything from Latino accents to bilingual sports shows and everything in between. Plus, we listen to the top new songs from Latino artists and a recap of the most highly relevant US Latino stories of the week! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/13 at 7:06pm

Lowriders (Movie Review)

05.13.2017 | By |

The 1-4-0: Ricardo de Montreuil’s #Lowriders leaves the clichéd gang and drug storylines to the side and focuses on creating characters true to life through the lens of the rich culture of East LA.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/02 at 10:56am

Only One Latino Makes The 2017 Tony Nominations

05.2.2017 | By |

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning with only ONE Latino making the list -Puerto Rican Ruben Santiago-Hudson who directed the six-time nominated August Wilson play, Jitney. The celebration of the Tony’s diversity progression died in the musical category this year in comparison to last year’s Hamilton phenomenon. That’s not to say Broadway as a whole hasn’t made an effort to include more African-American, Asians and Latinos in their shows (Chicago, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, et.al). They have and sometimes at the cost of including them in nonsensical roles (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but at least they’re there. In the play categories, we did witness inclusion in most of the nominations, in particular, Jitney, Oslo and Sweat. For me personally, Latinos are a forgotten ethnicity in the eyes of arts today. Lin-Manuel Miranda cannot be the sole torch bearer of the largest majority minority in our nation. It has to change, we have to change it. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/03/18 at 9:36am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: “Betting On Zero” and Herbalife’s Latino Exploitation

03.18.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 24 of the ‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ which you can now subscribe to on the player above ⬆️  or via the Revolver Podcast network. This week, an important new documentary called “Betting On Zero” hits theaters and it centers on the alleged pyramid scheming of the nutrition company Herbalife. It also chronicles in detail how Latinos have been exploited by Herbalife as well. Ted Braun, the director of the film and Latina activist Julie Contreras also a part of the film, join me to discuss the film’s central premise and the financial ramifications Herbalife’s sketchy business dealings have had on the Hispanic community. Please share, subscribe and leave a review. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/03/13 at 8:18pm

This Week In Movies: ‘The Belko Experiment,’ ‘Beauty & The Beast,’ ‘Betting On Zero’

03.13.2017 | By |

It’s the middle of March and so far, 2017 has offered some terrific fare such as Get Out and Logan. But this week, the quality isn’t as robust as previous weeks. The stellar films to see this week are The Belko Experiment, BlueBeard and Betting Zero. One has a very thrilling ride of a concept that includes Bogotá, Colombia, the other, a Korean thriller that looks fascinating, and the last, a superlative work on investigative journalism that is sure to gouge the eyes of Herbalife. Enjoy the trailers and Listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more.  Read More

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