The coronavirus has greatly impacted the music industry, causing cancellations of concerts and events worldwide.
In order to keep la música en Español alive, Latin artists are getting creative on social media, performing live for their fans to bring them joy amid the stressful news cycle.
See who’s lining up live streams below.
Diamante Eléctrico (April 14)
Colombian rock band Diamante Eléctrico is set to perform an intimate show that will “honor their beginnings in the intimate setting where it all began: a bar,” according to an official description of the concert. The April 14 show will take place in Mexico City and be streamed at 9 p.m. ET. Diamante will perform live for the first time songs from their most recent album Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer as well as some all-time classics from their career.
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14. Tickets available via Moment House.
Oscarcito (April 11)
Venezuelan singer-songwriter and producer Oscarcito (real name: Oscar Hernández) is celebrating more than 20 years of music with his upcoming virtual show “Ultimo Concierto.” With this livestream, where he will perform some of his biggest hits such as “Acurrúcame la Vida” (A.Cinco), “El Hacha” (L´Squadron) and “Tumbayé” (solo artist), to name a few, is also officially announcing the new stage of his career under the artistic name Yakozuki. “I have the theory that to receive new blessings you need to have your hands empty,” he said in a statement. “This is one of the reasons I decided to change my name.” With each purchase, fans will be participating in a raffle for a Corolla Hatchback 2021.
Where to Watch: 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 11. Tickets available via Ticket Plate.
La Santa Cecilia (March 27)
The Los Angeles-based group La Santa Cecilia is teaming up with local East L.A. bar East Side Luv for a noche de bohemia or bohemian night. “We’ll be playing live from our beloved East Side Luv celebrating their 15th anniversary! Get your tickets and join us from home,” the band posted on social media.
Where to Watch: Saturday, March 27, at 9:30pm ET. Ticketing and more information available here.
Ricardo Arjona (TBD)
Ricardo Arjona will soon croon fans with his upcoming virtual concert from his native country Guatemala. The prolific singer-songwriter revealed the news on social media with a 55-second clip. “Steps always steps. I walked searching for unknown skies. Always unknown. It all started here. Including that: my first steps. Today, I return to show the world our greens, our two oceans watering our garden, our fiery volcanoes, its lakes of paradise, and the city. The most magical city in the world: Antigua, Guatemala,” he says in the clip. “Uniting more than 30 musicians from the world and from this country, the concert that I always dreamed of where I never sang. From the land where I was born. ‘Hecho a la Antigua, desde la Antigua, Guatemala.’”
Where to Watch: Date and ticket information are still TBD.
Marc Anthony (April 17)
One Night Only will feature Marc Anthony performing a full-length show accompanied by his full band of 20-plus musicians and featuring “surprises.” The show will be produced by Magnus Studios, a division of Magnus, Marc Anthony’s sports and entertainment company.
Where to Watch: Saturday, April 17, via LivePass. Ticketing and more information available here.
Armenia (March 21)
Colombian rock back Armenia celebrates their successful debut album with a live and in-person concert taking place at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. The theater will be filled at 30 perfect of its capacity to guarantee social distance.
Where to Watch: 5 p.m. Colombian local time on Sunday, March 21. Tickets available here.
Darkness (March 20)
Colombian rock back Darkness will perform their hits and songs from their upcoming EP Dias de Oscuridad Dos during their virtual concert dubbed “Cadenas, Cuero y Metal.”
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 21. Tickets available here.
Debi Nova (March 7)
The Costa Rican crooner joined forces with Whole Planet International for a benefit Women’s Day concert. All proceeds from the Livestream will “go to Whole Plant Foundation’s micro-lending programs to alleviate poverty for women entrepreneurs in the United States and 76 other countries,” according to an official statement.
Where to Watch: 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7. Tickets and more information available here.
Gloria Trevi (February 27)
Following an epic performance on Premio Lo Nuestro Feb. 18, where she received the Musical Trajectory Award, Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi has announced “Trevi In Da House,” her first-ever virtual concert and first live set after almost a year due to the pandemic. “It makes me very happy to be able to get to you wherever you are,” Trevi posted on social media. “I’ll be waiting for you to enjoy music once again on February 27.”
Where to Watch: 9:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 27. Fans can purchase a ticket here to get a link to watch the live stream. Ticket prices start at $18.
Carla Morrison (February 14)
Live from The Paramount in Los Angeles, Carla Morrison will serenade her fans on Feb. 14 via a virtual concert. “Morrison’s long-awaited live set will take you on an unforgettable front-row experience, as we celebrate love with significant others, friends and family on Valentine’s day,” according to the event’s official website. “The set will feature classic songs from beloved albums spanning Morrison’s extraordinary career.”
Where to Watch: 9:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 14. Fans can purchase a ticket here to get a link to watch the live stream. Ticket prices start at $18.
Bunbury (January 23)
Calling it the “only show he will perform online,” Spanish rockstar Bunbury is set to take the virtual stage on January 23. The Spanish rock star has partnered with OCESA for this livestream, and will sing tracks off his latest albums Posible and Curso de Levitación Intensivo.
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 23. Fans will need to purchase a ticket here in order to get a link to watch the live stream.
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