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Actum LLC announces Ruben Diaz Jr. as Co-Chair via 360 MAGAZINE

ACTUM PUBLIC STRATEGY

Actum LLC, the fastest growing public strategy firm in the United States, today announces Ruben Diaz Jr. has joined the company as Co-Chair.

The former Bronx Borough President and New York State Assemblymember brings unprecedented experience and a deep network to Actum’s leadership team and valuable guidance on the inner workings of government for clients.

As Co-Chair, Diaz Jr. adds to Actum’s formidable capabilities in government, communications and activation of communities of color and will offer key insight into the political landscape of New York and across the country.

“Actum is building an extraordinary platform that drives outcomes for clients while elevating the voices of communities of color. In less than a year, it has established itself as a global powerhouse, a direct result of its strong core values and quality people leading each client engagement. I am honored to join this team and help the company grow,” said Ruben Diaz Jr.

“Ruben was a transformational Borough President who united diverse communities to usher in a new era for the Bronx. Thanks to that work, the borough is today a booming global destination. His leadership, vision, and bridge-building skills will be an asset to Actum, which has quickly established itself as one of the leading coalition builders in Black and Brown communities. We are happy to welcome Ruben to our team,” said Rachel Noerdlinger, Partner at Actum.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ruben to our team and know he will make an immediate impact on our company and clients. Actum’s strategists have served in the highest levels of government, media and business and translate that high level experience to outcomes for clients. Ruben’s addition to our team is further evidence that we are building something different at Actum,” said Michael McKeon, Partner at Actum.

“I am happy to congratulate Ruben on this incredible opportunity. He is already a force in the Black and Brown community and my brother will continue to build opportunities for us in his role as Chairman at Actum,” said Fat Joe, hip hop legend, Bronx community advocate and longtime friend of the Borough President.

“Ruben is a tremendous addition to the Actum team. He is an icon in the Bronx and a respected statesman in national politics. The same innovation and creativity he brought to the Borough President’s office will bring real value to Actum and its clients,” said Antonio Villaraigosa, Co-Chair at Actum and former Mayor of Los Angeles.

“Actum’s national Black and Brown public affairs team, led by Rachel Noerdlinger and supported by Fabian Nunez, Antonio Villaraigosa and a cadre of young, talented professionals, just got even stronger with Ruben’s addition,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who earlier this year tapped Diaz as a board member for the National Action Network. “Whether it is standing up for the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico who endured generational damage from Navy bombing exercises, fighting for justice for the family of Amadou Diallo, or moving the Bronx forward as a City and State elected official, Ruben makes a difference in whatever endeavor he undertakes. His hiring solidifies Actum’s position as the go-to team for public affairs.”

About Actum

Actum is not a public affairs company, or a PR firm, or a lobbying shop. Actum is a global consulting firm, built to deliver highly meaningful and measurable outcomes for our clients around the world. Our capabilities in strategy, management, execution, communications, government relations, storytelling and narrative development, digital and social media, advocacy mobilization, special groups, political consulting, public opinion research and data, are all best in class, because our people are best in class. For our clients, we provide seasoned and experienced advisors and partners, from the highest levels of government, media, business, advocacy, politics, technology and special groups, who will lead teams of subject matter experts to deliver exceptional, measurable value and outcomes.

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance photo of teacher teaching child students ballet via Michelle Tabnik PR for use by 360 Magazine

Ballet Hispánico Summer Program

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces that registration is now open for a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, July 11-15, 2022. The program is $525 for in-person attendees and $435 for virtual attendees, with discounts available for School of Dance partner organizations, including NDEO and NASD members. The registration deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022. For more information and to register, visit HERE.

The Ballet Hispánico professional development program is an opportunity for dance teachers to immerse themselves amongst fellow educators, share teaching practices, and further their teaching artistry. With daily class and student observation, theory is seen in practice and discussed. All educators are welcome, from seasoned faculty to new teachers, community dance practitioners, dance education undergraduates/graduates, dance studio owners, and K-12 teachers.

Course Highlights:

  • Observe in-person and/or virtual class offerings at Ballet Hispánico headquarters, led by seasoned School of Dance faculty addressing varied age groups and dance genres.
  • Discuss and reflect on class observations and presentations with an emphasis on application for each teacher’s individual practice.
  • Examine Early Childhood curricular bridging points and other developmental benchmarks for instruction.
  • Engage with Ballet Hispánico pedagogy and curricular design through the lens of culture and repertory.
  • Interact with tools for social-emotional learning and addressing the diverse student-learner.
  • Challenge narratives of collective dance histories and dance archives
  • Identify cultura and other teaching identities, and their implications for pedagogical practices.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion.

2022 Guest Faculty and Sessions:

Yebel Gallegos – Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Bard College, multi-faceted dance artist from El Paso, Texas, played an important role in the founding of Cressida Danza Contemporanea also helped in the creation and implementation of the Festival Yucatan Escenica, an international contemporary dance festival, former dancer, company teacher, rehearsal director, and academic coordinator for the Conservatorio de Danza de Yucate, recently concluded a six-year tenure working full time with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, BFA in dance, both from the University of Texas at Austin and from the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlen, directed by Delfos Dance Company, MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Elisa de la Rosa – daughter of migrant farmworkers, and granddaughter to Mexican immigrant grandparents; a first generation college graduate is originally from a small border town in Texas, Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), choreographer, performer, dance educator, and the founding artistic director of De La Rosa Dance Company, Artistic Director of the TWU Dance International Dance Company, was a dance educator for 14 years in middle and high school Texas dance programs, has designed professional development for dance educators in various school districts and presented to Aldine, Denton, Edinburg, and La Joya Independent School Districts, integrated the Dance and Digital Media Communications Curriculum into her instruction and was awarded a $3,500 grant for technology by The Texas Cultural Trust, BA in Dance with Secondary Teacher Certification from Texas Woman’s University, and an MFA in Dance from Montclair State University.

Gregory Youdan – has performed with the NY Baroque Dance Company, Sokolow Theatre/Dance and Heidi Latsky Dance, where he now serves as a board member, Currently, visiting research scholar at Brown University and adjunct lecturer at Lehman College, Westheimer Fellow through Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program and is a teaching artist in their Dance for PD en Espanola, a 2021 National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Fellow and 2021 Latin Impact Honoree, serves on the development committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), the research committee for the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH), and the advisory council for Dance Data Project, a member of the Latinx Dance Educators Alliance.

Dr. Afdaniels Mabingo – a Ugandan dance researcher, scholar, performer, educator, Afro-optimist and co-founder of AFRIKA SPEAKS, holds Ph.D. in Dance Studies from the University of Auckland, recipient of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Mabingo also holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University, and an MA in Performing Arts and a BA in Dance degree, both from Makerere University in Uganda, has taught at Makerere University in Uganda, New York University, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, has also guest lectured at Columbia University and Princeton University, his research sits at the intersection of decolonization, interculturalism, postcolonialism, dance pedagogy and African philosophy, latest book titled Ubuntu as Dance Pedagogy: Individuality, Community, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning of Indigenous Dances in Uganda, received scholarships and awards that included: Fulbright Junior Staff Development Scholarship, Fulbright Scholar in Residence (deferred), the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, Makerere University Staff Development Scholarship, George Payne award for outstanding academic leadership and excellence at NYU, and the best overall Humanities student award at the 48thst-49th graduation at Makerere University, has taught dance schools and community settings in the U.S., Australia, South Sudan, Germany, Uganda, and New Zealand, has presented keynotes, delivered paper presentation, and facilitated dance workshops for conference gatherings such as daCi-WDA, NDEO, CORD, WAAE, and WDA,&#a0;has also staged choreographies and performed in New York City, Adelaide in Australia, Rwanda, Auckland in New Zealand, and Uganda;

Testimonials

  • “This is my first Professional Development experience, and I have been blown away!” – Margaret
  • “This week has been a work for the mind.” – Lynette
  • “I can now provide my students with tools that I didn’t have in my own dancing.” – Dandara

About Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispánico in 1970, at the height of the post-war civil rights movements. From its inception Ballet Hispánico focused on providing a haven for Black and Brown Latinx youth and families seeking artistic place and cultural sanctuary. By providing the space for Latinx dance and dancers to flourish, Ballet Hispánico uplifted marginalized emerging and working artists, which combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. In 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director, ushering in a new era by inserting fresh energy to the company’s founding values and leading Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future. Today, Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, for fifty years Ballet Hispánico has stood as a catalyst for social change.

Ballet Hispánico provides the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. Ballet Hispánico has developed a robust public presence across its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships.

Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement efforts Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies underrepresented voices in the field. For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and oppressed. As it looks to the next fifty years and beyond, Ballet Hispánico seeks to empower, and give agency to, the Latinx experience and those individuals within it.

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Los Bukis – Una Historia Cantada

Los Bukis have announced a unique and limited number of special stadium and amphitheater shows being added to their record-shattering Una Historia Cantada run. Planned as the final opportunity U.S. audiences will have to see Los Bukis perform live, this new run of shows will close the band’s reunion chapter with dates beginning on Saturday, July 30 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and making stops in Las Vegas and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Seattle at The Gorge Amphitheater on Friday, August 26. This is in addition to a historic run of upcoming stadium shows already announced in México, with performances in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana and Morelia

General public tickets will go on sale May 6 at 10 AM local time through Live Nation. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the Una Historia Cantada tour. Therefore, Citi cardholders will be able to purchase their pre-sale tickets at 12 PM PST on May 3 through Citi Entertainment. For more information on pre-sale, click HERE

The 2021 run of the tour broke multiple records including the first ever sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ new SoFi Stadium. It was not just the biggest Latin tour of 2021 but the second biggest tour worldwide for the year, selling out 9 stadiums with almost half a million fans.

The Una Historia Cantada Tour also created one of the Latinx community’s biggest viral trends of 2021, as thousands of fans took to social media—posting the moment they presented tickets to their parents as a gift around Father’s Day. With the 2022 dates set to go on-sale this week, look for a possible repeat social presence in tandem with Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day.

With an announcement taking place at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in LA, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price recognized Marco Antonio Solís, Joel Solís, Roberto Guadarrama, Eusebio “El Chivo” Cortés, Jose Javier Solís, Pepe Guadarrama and Pedro Sanchéz by officially declaring May 3, 2022 as Los Bukis day in Los Angeles. In addition, event MC Carlos Alvarez and famed comedian Gabriel (‘Fluffy’) Iglesias helped present the band and special plaques from Live Nation commemorating the record-setting success of the 2021 tour run. 

The press conference ended with Los Bukis presenting a Mother’s Day gift to a special group of mothers who won the chance to be flown into Los Angeles for the announcement. The mothers in attendance came in from different cities on the upcoming U.S. and Mexico tour to help celebrate the final shows. Each of them were gifted two tickets to the tour stop in their cities together with a beautiful Mother’s Day flower bouquet and Los Bukis memorabilia. 

About Los Bukis

Founded in 1976 by cousins Marco Antonio Solís and Joel Solís and dissolved in 1996, Los Bukis recorded 16 studio albums that quickly won the public’s heart and produced numerous chart-topping and Multi-Platinum to Diamond certified songs that are among the most revered by fans across the Latin Music spectrum. The Houston Chronicle details that, “Los Bukis emerged in the 1970s as a new force in the grupo genre with a cornucopia of hits. By the ’80s, they completely dominated Mexico’s pop-music scene.”

Founders of La Impresora shot by Gustavo Castrodad for 360 MAGAZINE

Maniobra: A Cultural Employment Initiative

The Mellon Foundation and the Centro de Economía Creativa (CEC) announced Maniobra – a newly launched $8 million cultural employment initiative created to facilitate stable employment opportunities for artists while strengthening the administrative bandwidth of community-based cultural organizations across Puerto Rico. In its inaugural stage, Maniobra – named in reference to “the work of one’s hands” – is providing support including salary, training, health and other benefits, and more to 37 artists and 25 artist-centric organizations across 12 municipalities.

Puerto Rican artists play critical leadership roles within their communities, yet often live in a state of financial precarity, earning a median annual income of approximately $16,000 for their work, with 46% generating less than $12,000 annually. Through Maniobra, CEC and the Mellon Foundation underscore the labor of artists as valued work, while modeling remuneration that reflects artists’ formal education, experience, and contributions to society.

“This initiative shines an important light on the economic state and personal well-being of the artistic community and centers both as priorities for philanthropy and cultural policy,” said Javier Hernández Acosta, Founder of the Center and Dean of the School of Arts, Design and Creative Industries at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. “Equity and salary justice within the arts had previously been relegated to a secondary agenda item, but we are now thrilled to work with the Mellon Foundation to advance this important work through real action.”

Maniobra provides participating organizations with the financial support needed to hire at least one full-time artist and $20,000 yearly budget to support the organization’s programming and creative projects over the entirety of the three-year initiative. The funding will not only strengthen organizations’ artistic programming and financial stability, but will also serve as a pilot that could be expanded in the future and has the potential of driving philanthropic support to a more holistic approach.

“Lifting up and celebrating the creativity of Puerto Rican artists, writers, and performers means granting them the resources they need to pursue their callings, supporting the archipelago’s artistic and cultural organizations, and broadly fostering the work and preservation of Puerto Rican culture at a time when stable employment and funding for these efforts has been imperiled,” said Elizabeth Alexander, President of the Mellon Foundation.“We are honored to support Maniobra, and excited to see the work that comes from this remarkable initiative.”

Prior to the launch of Maniobra, CEC and the Mellon Foundation collaborated on artists-centered initiatives including the development of Nido Cultural – a platform created to support management services for artistic and cultural production in Puerto Rico, as well as on an initiative aimed at Mapping of Cultural Work in Puerto Rico. Maniobra was inspired by Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) – the $125 million Mellon Foundation-backed initiative created to help reactivate the creative economy of New York State and secure the future of its artists.

The artists selected for Maniobra, which commenced in early April, were selected by an advisory team of key stakeholders from the local artistic community. Considering the diversity of practices and approaches across the islands, collectives and organizations were selected based on their rich experience in artistic and cultural work.

“In addition to supporting these artists, we also expect to strengthen the work of the collectives and organizations by providing technical and managerial support as well as operational budgets for the execution of the initiatives,” said Sonia Méndez, Program Manager of the Centro de Economía Creativa, Inc. “It also represents a unique project that not only offers the artist a salary, but also fringe benefits and health care coverage.”

To learn more about the projects and initiatives of the Centro de Economía Creativa, you can visit its social media accounts or Centro de Economía Creativa Website

*Photo: Gustavo Castrodad

Blessd artist photo in Skittles jacket via Tiffany Nicole Ramirez (Warner Music Latina) for use by 360 Magazine

BLESSD Makes History

BLESSD, the artist who is breaking all paradigms in Colombia and who is taking over the planet with his music, continues to share all his hits on his first world tour Tendencia Global Tour.

One more dream that comes true for the young artist will remain archived in his memory and in that of the more than twelve thousand attendees who sang together with him at the first edition of the Motherland Festival in Puerto Rico, where Blessd was the only international artist invited.

Blessd is the artist who never stops surprising the world, yesterday his music made history, all his hits sounded in an indelible presentation for the young superstar of the urban genre. Yesterday his musical project in reggaeton was validated again, 40 minutes of stage show became minutes of gratitude and respect from a young man who always dreamed of being there, with the greatest, 10 songs including “Global Trend” sounded like never before in the territory that originated the birth of a genre that evolved to stay.

From the beginning of him as a singer Blessd. He always highlighted the importance of Puerto Rico for the genre and now feeling that support and backing from the people and its artists represents something very important for his musical project. Without a doubt, receiving that affection becomes an important reference to continue with your project.

The tour will continue, Tendencia Global Tour unlocks new territories: Ecuador on April 29 in Quito, the United States with 21 dates and Europe.

Along with the announcement of the tour, the release of his new single entitled “TENDENCIA GLOBAL” was announced, a song that gives his name to his tour and that currently has more than 26 million views on the YouTube platform.

This new album features world-class artists such as Puerto Rican Myke Towers and Colombian producer Ovy On The Drums. In this way it is clear that Blessd does not stop and wants to conquer the whole world.

Finally, it should be added that this tour will continue to strengthen and evolve the project of the young artist Blessd , a new step that will continue to consolidate him as an artist and his team, hand in hand with his label JM World Music / Warner Music / Cigol and his management team, Just One CLiiCK headed by its CEO Dr. Velásquez.

About BLESSD

Talent and charisma make Antioquia reggaeton singer Stiven Mesa Londoño one of the future promises of this genre. With only 22 years and a career that began recently, this singer, better known in the field as BLESSD, not only improvises and sings, but also composes his songs.

His talent, simplicity, charisma, capacity for improvisation and love for music, have him as one of the paisa promises in the world of reggaeton, a genre that has given him the opportunity to perform in different cities and events in the country, where his followers they sing the songs and motivate him to continue fighting for his dreams and one day fill stadiums in different parts of the world.

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Latin American Music Awards

Warner Music artists took the stage at the prestigious Latin American Music Awards 2022. The ceremony was broadcast live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Telemundo Network.

The energy of the numerous dazzling performances by Warner Music artists, including Jesse & JoyLit KillahMaria BecerraSofia Reyes, and Tiago PZK, was felt by attendees and their colleagues in the audience. As the opening act of the ceremony, several artists joined forces in solidarity with Ukraine along with artist NK and Black Eyed Peas performing their song “Where Is The Love,” in which Warner Music artists Lit KillahSofia Reyes and Tiago PZK were part of.

Among the stellar musical performances by Warner Music artists was Jesse & Joy’s captivating performance of their hit song “Respirar,” which will be part of their upcoming album “Clichés,” which will be available on May 6th. The duo delighted the Latin American Music Awards audience on a stage surrounded by flowers.

Mexican artist, Sofia Reyes, followed with an electrifying performance alongside Los Angeles Azules and Esteman of their song “Esa Parte De Mi,” making it the first live performance of the track. During the night, Sofia Reyes also presented the “Best Regional Mexican Song” category along with Panamanian artist, Akim. This comes after the huge success of  her song “Marte” with Maria Becerra, which reached the #1 spot on Spotify in Argentina.

Later in the gala’s big night, emerging artists leading the new wave of urban artists coming out of Argentina, Tiago PZKLit Killah, and Maria Becerra, took the stage with a magical and mesmerizing performance of Tiago PZK’s hit single, “Entre Nosotros Remix,” causing an immense amount of excitement among the audience. All this success follows Tiago PZK’s recent single release “Hablando de Love” and Lit Killah’s hit collaboration “KU” alongside De La Ghetto and L-Gante.

Maria Becerra, the Argentinean artist who continues her global domination, also took home the “New Artist of the Year” award, in addition to her three performances during the night.

Also, among Warner Music’s winners of the night were superstars Anitta and Myke Towers. Anitta took home an award in the “Favorite Video” category for her global hit “Girl From Rio” and Myke Towers won in the “Favorite Pop Song” category for “Para del Año” with Sebastian Yatra.

Once again Warner Music has positioned itself as one of the most renowned record labels at a global level.

360 Magazine's cover artist Nicky Jam releases new music

Nicky Jam – Ojos Rojos

Singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and one of the great urban-music pioneers Nicky Jam takes over the Billboard charts with his song “Ojos Rojos“, positioning himself as the #1 song in Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm.

During a successful world tour, Nicky Jam, who has just done two sold-out concerts in Canada, celebrates that his most recent promotional single “Ojos Rojos” is acclaimed by his fans. The song tops both Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm charts from Billboard magazine.

“I feel very happy for this professional moment that I am experiencing. Taking my music to so many cities and receiving so much love from the audience is indescribable and adding to that the great support that a song that we did with so much love like ‘Ojos Rojos’ is having, is a great blessing. Thanks to all my fans, everything we do is because of and for you”, said Nicky Jam.

Under La Industria INC record label, the song “Ojos Rojos” collects more than 16 million views on YouTube less than two months after its premiere.

Additionally, the artist is ready to begin the next stage of his INFINITY TOUR 2022, landing on the old continent by May 13th with a new live experience in the city of Paris, France.

About Nicky Jam

Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album, …Distinto A Los Demás (Different from the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists in Puerto Rico.

As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including “Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I’m Not Your Husband),” “Me Voy Pa’l Party (I’m Leaving for the Party),” “Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful to Your Skin)” and “La Combi Completa (The Complete Package),” among others. He toured the world and became one of Latin urban music’s first international stars. In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, his most internationally acclaimed single to date. In 2018 he earned three Latin GRAMMY nominations and appeared on the all-star remix of “Te Bote (I Dumped You),” whose video became the most watched on YouTube in any genre during 2018.

Miguel in Las Vegas at Light Nightclub via 360 MAGAZINE

Miguel × Light Nightclub

Miguel Brings the Party to LIGHT Nightclub this Weekend

LIGHT Nightclub, located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, came alive again this weekend with an exhilarating performance by superstar singer and songwriter Miguel Saturday night.

Miguel arrived at LIGHT around 1:15 a.m., joined by his wife Nazanin, along with a group of friends and business partners. The group began the night socializing in their booth, sipping on glasses of Clase Azul reposado and Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. Before taking the stage, Miguel and Nazanin was seen dancing by the DJ booth, enjoying their time together.

Miguel took the stage around 2 a.m. where he performed over half a dozen of his hit songs including “Sure Thing,” “Don’t Forget My Love,” “Adorn,” “Skywalker” and “How Many Drinks” among others for a booming audience. During his performance, Miguel danced, sang and made a few fans night extra special by grabbing their phones for some exclusive photos and video.

After putting on an electrifying performance, Miguel rejoined his group and continued partying into the late hours of the night.

Reopening after nearly a two-year closure, LIGHT Nightclub has been a Las Vegas hot spot since 2013, offering a world-class sound system and the most prominent LED screens in town. LIGHT has reopened its doors, hosting DJs and live performances from some of the music industry’s top entertainers providing the ultimate party.

About LIGHT Nightclub

LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay merges cutting-edge creativity with popular music to produce unrivaled nightlife entertainment. LIGHT’s DJs play a wide range of popular hits with performers and dancers immersing the crowd in a pulsating party vibe set to state-of-the-art sound and lighting. LIGHT’s massive LED screens captivate the senses and a world-class sound system keeps energy high. LIGHT is open Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. More information is available on the website here and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

El Alfa releases new album via 360 MAGAZINE

El Alfa – Sabiduría

El Alfa, the most representative Urban artist from the Dominican Republic releases his 4th studio album titled “Sabiduría” (Wisdom).  A comprehensive production of 14 songs with “explosive” collaborations that transports the artist closer to the Anglo market, proving a musical maturity that the interpreter defines as “the best I have done in my artistic career to date.”

The album’s title “Sabiduría” hails from the mere meaning of the word; ‘wisdom’ being the definitive feature of El Alfa’s artistic career; foresight, prudence, insight and experience are contributing factors that have allowed him to make the best decisions over time to climb the steps of musical success.

“Each of my albums has been the clear representation of my artistic career. From the man who understood that discipline would be his livelihood, to the man today who has the wisdom to make his dreams come true. I hope you enjoy it,” El Alfa said.

The album encompasses contributions from musicians and artists from different walks of the world including Chael Produciendo, the genius behind the worldwide success of “La mamá, la mamá,” Dominican artist/producer La Nota, as well as Cubans Mauro and Lenier who poured their indisputable “flow” into the production of “Sabiduría.”

“Sabiduría” releases simultaneously along with the music video “Máquina de dinero” a collaboration with American rapper French Montana and introducing young Dominicans Braulio Fogón and Kaly, Ocho, the new generation of urban artists from this musical hit producing Caribbean country.

Additionally, “Sabiduría” contains musical collaborations with Lil Pump, Lenier, T.Y.S, Valentino, Farina and El Mayor Clásico, with the latter, El Alfa premiered the first single off the album titled “Galapin.”

“Wisdom” is available for streaming on all digital music platforms.

Watch Bendecido HERE.

Multiplica Mixtape cover art via Tiffany Ramirez / Warner Music Latina for use by 360 Magazine

Multiplica Mixtape

Warner Music Latina presents the future of urbano music with the unequaled release of “Multiplica Mixtape”. This trendsetting work is a concept of family, sisterhood/brotherhood, unity, and prosperity with a common goal of supporting one another as a community of trap artists from all over the world. “Multiplica Mixtape” is a body of work created by 12 artists and 7 producers who share a common goal of redefining and reinventing Latin trap. “Multiplica Mixtape” is now available on all streaming platforms.

“Multiplica Mixtape” Tracklist

  1. On The Road Ft. Kidd Keo, Yung Sarria, Elpatron970, and Felp 22 (Produced by Emy Luziano)
  2. La Familia Ft. Felp 22, Puri, Mathew, Fufu, Jay Oc, Jey Blessing, and Lennis Rodríguez (Produced by Puri)
  3. No Los Veo Ft. Mathew, Jay Oc, and Jey Blessing (Produced by Jay Music)
  4. Butti Ft. Gatillero 23 and Elpatron970 (Produced by Rb One)
  5. Vicio Ft. Yung Sarria and Jey Blessing (Produced by Emy Luziano)
  6. Asesino Ft. Elpatron970, Felp 22, and Puri (Produced by Puri)
  7. Mujeres Y Petas Ft. Kidd Keo and Elpatron970 (Produced by KZO)
  8. Bexxakeo Ft. Jey Blessing and Maki Vaez (Produced by Maki Vaez)
  9. Weed Ft. Felp 22, Lennis Rodriguez, Jay Oc, and Mathew (Produced by Jay Music)
  10. Racha Ft. Espano and Rokero (Produced by Straynane)


With 10 tracks, “Multiplica Mixtape” is a multifaceted and multidimensional music project that brings together 19 artists from 8 different countries including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela. Primarily focusing on Trap and Drill, this mixtape incorporates several genres and has a distinct musical and visual tone. The album showcases the talent and great hits that came out of the Multiplica collective.

Numbers like “La Familia,” featuring Lennis Rodríguez, Jey Blessing, Jay Oc, Fufu, Mathew, Puri, Felp 22 give the mixtape a sense of cohesion, and as the song title states, it’s a family affair. On “Mujeres y Petas,” Kidd Keo and Elpatron970 effortlessly spit urgent bars over a blown out drill beats. On Jey Blessing y Maki Vaez’s “BEXXAKEO,” the oft-imitated sounds of reggaeton take a singular approach – separating them from the countless and seemingly endless stream of watered-down reggaeton offerings occupying the modern pop landscape.

“Mujeres y Petas” by Kidd Keo and Elpatron970 is song #7 on the Mixtape, and it is one of the most outstanding collaborations of the album. This song features Keo doing what Keo does best. Sometimes it seems that with every word he is cutting off your arms or legs, making every note feel almost effortless, as if one were floating. And Elpatron970 works as a kind of backbone necessary for the song to have a healthy life. It is the foundation of the house. The sofa that makes your living room look like a home and not an office.

The concept behind this unique mixtape explores many themes central to the human experience. “Multiplica Mixtape” encompasses family, brotherhood, unity, and prosperity. The project was born out of a Warner Music Latina musical retreat conducted in the Dominican Republic in June 2021. As Latin music is now popular in the U.S. and enjoys domestic and international mainstream attention, “Multiplica Mixtape” is embracing this momentum and paving the way for other collaborative projects of its kind.