Both were born in the U.S., but they proudly show off their status as extraordinary ambassadors of the best Latin American popular music. They are the Mexican Julieta Venegas and the Argentine Kevin Johansen, two musicians who have made art out of the transversality of two tremendously versatile musical proposals. Not to be missed.
Mexican-American singer, songwriter, producer and actress Julieta Venegas is one of the biggest names in Latin music in the last two decades. She has sold more than twelve million albums worldwide, has won countless Latin Grammys, a few general Grammys and several MTV awards, among many other recognitions, and has collaborated with Tainy, Bad Bunny, Sen Senra, Dom La Nena or No Te Va a Gustar, among many others. But beyond the cold numbers, what is substantial is the way in which songs like "Lo siento", "Limón y sal", "Me voy" or "Andar conmigo" have nested in the collective memory of millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic. Her latest album, "Tu historia" (2022), the eighth of her career, is another splendid example of her ability to make pop, folk and synth pop be diluted into a single style, because she is a genre in itself.
Wit and a sense of humor have always been two of Kevin Johansen's trademarks. He has already teamed up with the humorous group Les Luthiers and for more than fifteen years he has been putting on a show with the emblematic illustrator Liniers, during which the latter draws live, in an improvised way, while the Argentine-American musician plays the best of his discography together with his usual band, The Nada. What began in 2008 as a divertimento, then passed through a multitude of stages in Europe and America, although it had been seven years since they took up the show. It is, after all, a unique combination of music, art, humor and dance, in a different show, full of great songs that are part of the best imaginary of pop rock in Spanish.