Musica Mexicana Newcomers Shine at 2023 Latin Music Week Showcase


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The 2023 Billboard Latin Music Week welcomed star-studded Q&A sessions, educational panels, and a wave of showcases — all celebrating the biggest acts in the Latin music realm the week of Oct. 2-6. 

On Wednesday (Oct. 4), Billboard En Vivo hosted “A Night of Mexican Music” presented by Sonidos Mexicanos Promotores Unidos, Zamora Group and Rancho Humilde, featuring rising stars of the genre.

“Thank you for the opportunity on this occasion. We hope to continue growing in the future,” said the host of the night. 

The boutique event, which took place in Miami’s WhiskyLucan Restaurant, kicked off at around 11 p.m. with the acoustic presentation of emerging artist Erre. Wearing shorts, white sneakers and strutting his faithful guitar, the Phoenix-based artist performed his singles “Solo,” which is a collaboration with Eslabon Armado, “Me Olvidaste,” and “Te Extraño.” 

Carlos Sarabia, former vocalist of Banda El Recodo, then took center stage to explain that his band could not travel due to logistics but he crooned the intimate audience with an acapella version of his popular song, “Mi Gusto Es.” 

Wrapping up the night was Monterrey-based newcomer Sebastian Esquivel, and one of Billboard’s On The Radar Latin artists, who proudly represented the new corridos movement with his trap fusions and his Alex Favela-assisted track “RZR Rojo.” It was Esquivel’s first time performing in the U.S.

Celebrated for more than 30 years, the 2023 edition of Latin Music Week included a Superstar Q&A with Shakira; the Legends on Legends chat with Chencho Corleone and Vico C; Making the Hit Live! with Carin León and Pedro Capó; a panel with RBD’s Christian Chávez, Christopher von Uckermann, and Maite Perroni; Superstar Songwriter discussion with Edgar Barrera and Keityn, among many other panels, Q&As and workshops. 

This year’s Latin Music Week ran from Oct. 2-6, and also included showcases by Peso Pluma, Mike Bahía and Greeicy, DannyLux and Fonseca, to name a few. Official partners of the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Week include AT&T, Cheetos, CN Bank, Delta Air Lines, Lexus, Netflix, Michelob ULTRA and Smirnoff.

Billboard Latin Music Week coincided with the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony broadcast live from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on Thursday (Oct. 5)

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