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Yezmin Villarreal

Juan Gabriel; Credit: Julio Enriquez/Wikimedia Commons

For Young, Queer Mexicans Like Me, Juan Gabriel Changed Everything

Juan Gabriel is (and will be remembered as) Mexico’s greatest performer, singer and songwriter. But there’s one part of El Divo de Juarez's legacy that remains an asterisk in his history — Mexico’s greatest performer was also a gay man. I was introduced to Juan Gabriel’s music through my mother......
Mexrrissey; Credit: Photo by Laura Agustin

Mexrrissey Transforms Morrissey Songs Into Mexican Pop Anthems

Everyone has an opinion about why Mexicans love Morrissey. It's been written about by every major publication (including ours), this intimate connection between Mexican immigrants, who straddle American and Mexican identities, and the "Irish Blood, English Heart" singer, who reflects that experience in his music. "I have heard so many......
Calle 13; Credit: Photo by Brian Feinzimer

Best and Worst of Supersonico Festival 2014

Supersonico is the festival the alt-Latino scene in Los Angeles has been waiting for. Many are calling it the “Latino FYF," the “Latin Coachella,” and even the U.S. version of "Vive Latino." Los Angeles hasn't seen anything like it in at least a decade.  Saturday was a sunny, cool day with a......