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10 Music-Inspired Latin Series & Documentaries to Stream Before the Year Ends – Billboard

With the holiday season in full swing, typically we can squeeze in some time to unwind and binge some of our favorite series. If you’re looking to catch up on Latin music-inspired series and/or documentaries that premiered this year, Billboard has compiled a list of 10 titles that you can stream before 2021 ends.

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The list includes Juanes‘ Origen documentary released to coincide with his Latin Grammy-winning album under the same name, which follows the Colombian star’s journey to record an album that explores his roots as a musician. And Netflix’s Rompan Todo, a six-part series that chronicles 50 years of rock and roll in Latin America.

Check out the list below, and happy binge-watching!

Boy From Medellín (Amazon Prime)

The Boy From Medellín captures the Colombian artist at his most vulnerable as he navigates life dealing with anxiety and depression. But it also finds the Colombian superstar at his peak as he prepares for the most important show of his career in his hometown Medellín. The nearly two-hour long documentary – which premiered on Amazon Prime in May – starts off with an honest J Balvin who, while at a concert in Mexico, offers words of encouragement and solidarity to those also struggling with mental health issues. “This is a reality I’ve personally been through which is anxiety and depression,” he says. “If any of you are also going through a bad moment and don’t see the light, let me tell you that it happens to me too.”

Rompan Todo (Netflix)

For all rock en español fans, this is the series for you. Rompan Todo (Break It All) is a six-part docuseries that features renowned Latin American bands such as Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba, Aterciopelados, among other rock bands, who chronicle 50 years of rock and roll in Latin America, through dictatorships, disasters and dissent.

Piano Y Mujer (HBO)

Accompanying Arthur Hanlon’s new album Piano Y Mujer, which dropped in April, is an HBO Max special that reunites some of the most iconic female voices including Kany García, Natalia Jiménez, ChocQuibTown‘s Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, Evaluna Montaner and Nella. The artists team up with Hanlon for intimate performances of classic songs powered by his piano. Along with special guests such as the album’s producer Motiff — who plays the guitar and co-arranged the tracks with Hanlon — a live mariachi ensemble for Jiménez’s powerful “Cielo Rojo,” a gospel choir for Montaner’s glorious “Hallelujah” and an all-female band to back them up.

Everybody Loves Natti (Amazon Prime)

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Source: https://www.billboard.com/music/latin/10-music-series-to-stream-boy-from-medellin-origen-1235010695/

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