Residente piensa que el himno de Puerto Rico "apesta", así que escribió una canción en honor a su patria
El exlíder de Calle 13 escribió un tema dedicado a la isla: '"quería hacer algo que pudiera cantar con honor y orgullo".
Behind the scenes with Residente during U-LAB Podcast
In the first episode of U-LAB podcast, Residente talks to U-LAB’s Nuria Net about the creative process behind his new album and documentary, the moment in first grade where he realized he was a good writer and how he got Lin-Manuel Miranda to rap in his album. Photos by Elisa Quero.
Residente thinks the Puerto Rican anthem “sucks” so he wrote a song to honor his homeland
Listen to the first episode of the U-LAB Podcast featuring Residente:
Residente thinks Puerto Rico's anthem "sucks" so he wrote a song "that I can sing with honor and pride"
'I think our anthem sucks," says the Puerto Rican rapper and artist Residente on the first episode of the U-Lab Podcast. For that reason, he wrote the song 'Hijos del Cañaveral': "I wanted to sing something that I can sing with honor and pride, that's why I did this song," says Residente.
Before becoming an artist, the farthest Residente had ever traveled to was Disney
Before he traveled the world on tour with Calle 13 and for his latest album and documentary, rapper René Pérez Joglar aka Residente had barely left his native Puerto Rico, only traveling as far as Walt Disney World in Florida. For the first episode of U-LAB's podcast, Residente told U-LAB Music's Nuria Net of his creative process and his earliest memories as a writer: "I was creative since I was a kid, I remember writing when I was in first grade," he said. "The teacher asked us to write stories and I wrote a story and it was very funny. Since I was a kid I've been writing."
Watch this band get its music pressed on vinyl for the first time
Bilingual Latin jam band Locos Por Juana have been making music together for 15 years and released six albums. The group hadn't, however, released its music on vinyl until now. We followed the members of Locos Por Juana as they went (with their kids!) to Sunpress Vinyl in South Florida to print their latest album, 'Caribe' on vinyl just in time for Record Store Day.
This "digital caveman" wants to make us relax through sound healing
In our over-worked, over-stressed, over-plugged society, instruments like the didgeridoo can help us connect to the Earth.
This sound healer crafts didgeridoos out of palm trees
Jared Bistrong is a sound healer and educator based in Miami who makes his own didgeridoos out native palm trees. In sound healing, the body tunes into the instrument and not viceversa. The sounds they create and vibrate really relax the body," says Jared. "Today we’re a culture that is disconnected from the cosmic vibration. we’re out of tune, we’re stressed and these help us tune us."
In our over-worked, over-stressed, over-teched culture, sound healing helps us relax
Jared Bistrong is a sound healer and educator based in Miami. He builds didgeridoos from local palmtrees and integrates sound healing into his workshops with cancer patients, at-risk populations and meditation and yoga sessions with people looking to de-stress. "There’s been a change in our culture. we’ve hit a wall with technology, we’re on edge. suddenly there was a big shift.There’s an explosion in these kinds of ancient tools and practices that have been around for ages", he says.
Cultura Profética sobre la paternidad, tocar con los Marley y nueva música
El grupo de reggae de Puerto Rico representará a los latinos en el Kaya Fest organizado por la dinastía Marley.
5 datos curiosos sobre Mariachi Flor de Toloache
El grupo de mariachi femenino están trabajando en su segundo disco.
This is how vinyl records get made
Meet Hadley G. Haslam, who has been printing vinyl records for almost 40 years. Just in time for Record Store Day, Haslam gave us a tour of SunPress Vinyl, the legendary facility in South Florida where a lot of classic reggae records from Bob Marley and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry were made.
Así reaccionaron Lauryn Hill y la familia Marley a la música de Cultura Profética
Willy Rodríguez, Omar Silva y los integrantes del grupo de reggae Cultura Profética recuerdan la vez que conocieron a Lauryn Hill y los hijos de Bob Marley en el estudio. El grupo de reggae boricua será el único representante latino en el festival de música reggae Kaya Fest en Miami, organizado por la familia Marley.
Mariana Vega: 'La marea' (Live)
La cantautora venezolana Mariana Vega interpreta su nuevo sencillo durante una sesión acústica de U-LAB. Toda la sesión está disponible en Facebook.com/ULabMusic.