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A Servando & Florentino Documentary Is Coming, Plus More Uplifting Moments in Latin Music

From career milestones to new music releases to major announcements and those little important moments, Billboard editors highlight uplifting moments in Latin music. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

A Servando y Florentino Documentary

A Servando y Florentino documentary is on its way, capturing the Venezuelan duo’s triumph comeback after a 10-year hiatus from touring. Dubbed “El Documental,” the flick follows the Primera brothers during their “En Tu Ciudad World Tour” that traveled across 55 cities in three different continents, and included 45 sold-out shows. “We wanted our fans to be part of every moment, to feel what we feel when we return to the stage,” Servando y Florentino, known for hits such as “Una Fan Enamorada” and “Una Canción Que Te Enamore,” said in a press statement. “This documentary is a love letter to all those who have supported us unconditionally over the years.” “El Documental” will premiere its first of six episodes on April 21 via www.losprimera.com.  

Gilberto Santa Rosa Honored by Berklee College

This week, Berklee College of Music unveiled that artists Ledisi, Q-Tip, and Gilberto Santa Rosa will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees during a commencement ceremony in May. Recognized for their contribution to the worlds of music and philanthropy, the artists will be celebrated with a reception and concert in the Agganis Arena, where over 200 student vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, arrangers, and track producers will perform a musical tribute to the work of each of the honorees. “Very honored and excited,” expressed the Puerto Rican artist known as El Caballero de la Salsa on Instagram. “Thank you for this distinction! Thank you all for the demonstrations of support and affection!!!” Past Latin recipients from the college include Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, and Juan Luis Guerra. 

Gloria Estefan Collaborates with her Son

This week, Gloria Trevi surprised fans with her first collaborative effort with her own son, Ángel Gabriel. The Mexican diva and her son deliver a modern, upbeat version of Daniela Romo’s 1983 “Celos,”—a song that was penned by José Luis Perales about jealousy. “When Ángel and I sang ‘Celos’ for the first time, he was a young child. I liked to joke and tell him that I would sing this song to him at his wedding,” Trevi said in a press statement. “After we recorded the song, I made the same comment, and there wasn’t much reaction from him. Let’s see who wants me as their mother-in-law. The mother-and-son pair first premiered their collab on national television on Univision’s “Juego de Voces,” where Trevi served as the show’s premiere guest artist and godmother. Watch the heartfelt clip below: 

Manuel Medrano Unveils First U.S. Tour

After building a 10-year career and winning best new artist at the 2016 Latin Grammys, Manuel Medrano is officially touring the U.S. for the first time. The Colombian crooner—known for ballads such as “Bajo el Agua,” “Afuera del Planeta,” and “La Distancia”—unveiled four North American cities added to his “Manuel Medrano en Concierto” Tour that already made rounds in Mexico and Latin America. This week, at an intimate press event where he also performed an upcoming single with famed pianist Arthur Hanlon, Medrano announced he will be visiting Orlando, New York, Miami, and Puerto Rico next.

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