SCRIPPS PRESENTS: Decoding Despacito: The History (and Future) of Latin Music with LEILA COBO

This virtual event starts at 5:00 PM PT on March 25 and will be available on a private YouTube link.

Register here.

What made the 2019 Grammys different? It was the first time a trio—singing in both English and Spanish—graced the stage. The performances from Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, and J Balvin were a watershed moment. Latin music was mainstream. For Leila Cobo, vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard, it was long overdue. Decoding Despacito is a singular oral history from the players who have created this vibrant musical lineage. Join Cobo for a listening session and conversation about this dynamic history and insight into the genre’s future.

This program is funded by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund

Scripps Presents is an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between. Founded in 2016, audiences can partake in evening conversations and performances at Scripps’ Claremont campus and venues around Southern California; @Noon, featuring new writing and scholarship; and concerts under the Levitt on the Lawn banner. Many programs are now available virtually through the College’s Vimeo and YouTube channels.

Join Scripps College as we present eye-opening, mind-bending, genre-defying tête-à-têtes with the thinkers and doers, writers and performers, whose passions and perspectives are changing the way we see the world.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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