2) Remezcla: The first weekend of Coachella was filled with historic firsts for Latinx artists


The historic presence of Latinx performers at Coachella this year (taking place from April 12-14 and then again from April 19-21) has been the source of much media attention, particularly because mainstream music festivals often perpetuate the longstanding industry segmentation of Latinx artists. This year, large-scale festivals like Coachella proved they’re finally paying attention to Latinx talent and working on integrating them into the major festival landscape. J Balvin and Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s sets were particularly historic, as they became the first reggaeton and norteño acts to play at the famed festival. The article features some of the highlights from these performances including a set by Los Tucanes de Tijuana (a Mexican norteño band), a surprise appearance by Dominican-Puerto Rican urbano artist Ozuna, and a performance by J Balvin, who became the first reggaeton artist to play the main stage at Coachella. Plus, here's an in-depth Rolling Stone piece by music writer Suzy Exposito on what made J Balvin's Coachella set so historic.


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