Federico Bongiorno

  • April 20, 2020By Federico Bongiorno

    If you’re a hardcore pop stan, you’ve most likely heard of Rina Sawayama by now. The Japanese-born singer first made waves with her debut EP Rina, in which she showcased herself as a fearless artist with the intelligence and creativity to successfully blend the best of the ’90s and noughties while creating a fresh sound, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rina-sawayama-flawlessly-defies-genre-boundaries-with-her-debut-album-a-track-by-track-analysis/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 17, 2020By Federico Bongiorno

    Best known for her signature green hair, her songwriting skills and her Top 20 hit “All We Know” in collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Phoebe Ryan has been making waves in the pop scene for some years now. After releasing the addictive EP James almost three years ago and a few stand-alone singles subsequently, the star … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-one-on-one-with-phoebe-ryan-all-about-her-powerful-new-single-ring-and-whats-to-come/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 30, 2020By Federico Bongiorno

    Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin have been making music together since their high school days – however, it wasn’t until 2016 that they let the world know what we were missing. Their first post on their YouTube channel is a 3-minute music video for their cover of Tears for Fears’ massive hit ‘Head Over Heels’ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-one-on-one-with-magdalena-bay-a-little-rhythm-and-a-wicked-feeling-and-the-uplifting-music-we-need-now/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 22, 2020By Federico Bongiorno

    Though you may not be aware of it, the hyperpop movement is one that has been making waves for almost a decade now. Since the creation of the record label known as PC Music, this genre that includes but is most certainly not limited to bubblegum-y, overly-produced, euphoric, industrial beats has been cultivating a huge … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-one-on-one-with-rakky-ripper-spains-rising-hyperpop-princess/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 16, 2018By Federico Bongiorno

    An Interview With Riobamba and Uproot Andy — the DJs and Cultural Activists Behind ‘Bien Buena’ Federico Bongiorno Although often unnoticeable to major mainstream media, behind the beat of every great song there is a great music producer dedicated to making the best track they can. Riobamba and Uproot Andy are two people that perfectly … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-riobamba-and-uproot-andy-the-djs-and-cultural-activists-behind-bien-buena/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 22, 2018By Federico Bongiorno

    Although many people are unaware of it, Catherine Zeta-Jones was born in Wales and is not Hispanic nor Latina. However, she will be taking the role of Griselda Blanco in Lifetime’s movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, which centers around the Colombian drug lord of the Medellín cartel during the 1970s, who is thought to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/catherine-zeta-jones-responds-after-being-called-out-for-whitewashing-the-role-of-griselda-blanco/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 9, 2018By Federico Bongiorno

    With pieces like The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, One Day at a Time, GLOW, Dear White People and many others premiering in the range of 365 days, shows in 2017 were as good as they were diverse, unique and empowering. Now, as the industry is going as strong as ever, studios are preparing to release more … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/4-important-tv-shows-to-premier-in-2018/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 28, 2017By Federico Bongiorno

    If you are a pop music fanatic, you have most likely heard Charli XCX’s name a few times this year. After being the voice behind hits such as Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy‘, Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It‘ and her own ‘Boom Clap‘, she decided to please her audience in a different way in 2017. Her EP … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-charli-xcx-and-a-g-cook-created-two-of-the-most-innovative-projects-of-2017/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 16, 2017By Federico Bongiorno

    Music in Spanish has always had a very distinctive sound, at first being more oriented to tropical beats and romantic lyrics and later on turning into something sexier with the rise of Reggaetón and Latin Urban. This way, Latin and Central America and the Caribbean have enjoyed the music that was and still is an … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-latin-trap-is-quickly-making-its-way-into-the-music-industry-as-one-of-the-hottest-genres/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 4, 2017By Federico Bongiorno

    Since the early years of her career, American artist Alecia Beth Moore (also known as Pink) has shown a rebellious and outspoken image to the public that later took a huge role in cementing her place in the music business. This attitude also came along with a constant activism, reflected in her support for LGBTQ+ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-pink-should-be-an-example-to-parents-everywhere/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 14, 2017By Federico Bongiorno

    Back in 2013, Disney surprisingly decided to trademark the phrase “Día de Los Muertos,” as the company was making a new movie centered around the Mexican holiday. They did this in order to have control over its name in games, clothing, toys, etc. When the public found out, the backlash quickly began; Latinos all over … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-pixars-coco-went-from-disrespectful-to-an-incredibly-beautiful-representation-of-mexican-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 22, 2017By Federico Bongiorno

    As you may or may not be aware, it has been reported that Gina Rodriguez is bringing two shows focused on immigration to television! The first The CW’s Illegal, which will feature the first undocumented family on TV. The other is CBS’ Have Mercy, which will follow a Latina doctor unable to practice after she immigrates to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/just-another-reminder-than-gina-rodriguez-is-absolutely-slaying-her-three-amazing-new-projects/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read