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WikiProject Latin music (Rated Project-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Latin music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles related to Latin music (music in Spanish and Portuguese, see project scope for more details) on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 11Edit

Newsletter • February 2018

Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, with plans to renew work with a followup grant proposal to support finalising the deployment of CollaborationKit!

-— Isarra 21:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

ATTN. Editors - Re:Draft:Nestor Mesta Chayres - noted Mexican TenorEdit

Hola Fellow Wikipedians - If an Editor or Administrator is free, the draft Draft:Nestor Mesta Chayres appears to be ready for a move from draftspace to mainpage space. Perhaps an Editor or Administrator is available to assist in the move. Many thanks once again for your kind and thoughtful assistance and best wishes for your continued success in the future. With best regards (talk) 21:06, 2 March 2018 (UTC)PS

PS - When the move is executed the article should probably be linked on Wikidata to es:Nestor Mesta Chayres on the Spanish Wikipedia (Q50293161) and it:Néstor Mesta Chaires ((Q20006068) on the Italian Wikipedia. Thanks once again for your kind consideration) (talk) 21:11, 2 March 2018 (UTC)PS

Attn EDITORS Re: Draft:Juan Arvizu - noted Mexican Tenor and accomplished recording artist from the early 20th centuryEdit

Hola Fellow Wikipedians - If an Editor or Administrator is free, the draft Draft:Juan Arvizu appears to be ready for a move from draftspace to mainpage space. Perhaps an Editor or Administrator is available to assist in the move in the days ahead. The page should probably be linked in Wikidata to the article it:Juan Arvizu in the Italian Wikipedia (Wikidata # Q5947576) Many thanks once again for your kind and thoughtful assistance and best wishes for your continued success in the future. With best regards (talk) 16:04, 9 March 2018 (UTC)PS

Attn. EDITORS - Re. Draft:Elsa Miranda - noted Puerto Rican & Argentinian singer, actress and recording artists from the early 20th century.Edit

ATTN: EDITORS - RE: Draft:Elsa Miranda

Hola Fellow Wikipedians - If an Editor or Administrator is free, the draft Draft:Elsa Miranda appears to be ready for a move from draft-space to mainpage-space. Perhaps an Editor or Administrator is available to assist or expedite the move in the days ahead? Similar articles already exist in Italian it:Elsa Miranda and Spanish es:Elsa Miranda. Many thanks once again for your kind and thoughtful assistance and best wishes for your continued success in the future. With best regards. (talk) 15:49, 19 March 2018 (UTC)PS

@ The article lacks proper inline citations, there are also some puffery texts in the article that needs to be fix (e.g., noted, talented, passed away, legacy, etc). Remove the comments after her discography, all we need to know is the list of albums she recorded, same for filmography. Best – jona 20:25, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

ATTN: EDITORS - RE: Assessment requests for : Nestor Mesta Chayres and Juan Arvizu --noted Mexican Lyric Tenors and RCA recording artists from the 1930s-1950sEdit

ATTN: EDITORS - RE: Nestor Mesta Chayres and Juan Arvizu

Hello fellow Wikipedian Editors: In the event that you have some free time kindly examine the new biographical articles Nestor Mesta Chayres and Juan Arvizu for a quality/importance assessment for the Wikiproject Latin Music. Each of these lyric tenors from Mexico achieved international acclaim interpreting the boleros of Agustín Lara and María Grever as well as the standard operatic repertoire and were held in high esteem both in North and South America as well as in Europe and new York during the 1930s and the 1940s. They also recorded extensively for RCA, RCA Victor, and Columbia Records in both North and South America with leading concert orchestras and radio orchestras including CBS. Juan Arvizu is credited with "discovering" the Mexican composer Agustín Lara in a café in Mexico and employing him as an accompanist on the piano. He is also recognized as one of the most successful recording artists on the RCA label of his time (credited with perfroming nearly 2,000 songs). The musical legacy of these two classically trained tenors has been archived for posterity on as documented in the external links section (See: [1] and [2]

Enjoy and kindly accept my sincerest thanks in advance for your kind and thoughtful consideration. With best regards for the future success of Wikiproject Latin Music (talk) 20:41, 7 April 2018 (UTC)JJ

Amor Prohibido is at FACEdit

Hey y'all, I have nominated Amor Prohibido for FA. I appreciate any comments, – jona 22:43, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

@Brankestein:, @Jaespinoza:, @Basilisk4u:, @Gab10:, @CHUI372:, @DovahDuck:, @Bleff:, @Richard3120:, @Fundude99:, @Victor Lopes:, @Bryan McLaude:, @Mauri96: Hey guys, if you're too busy then disregard this ping. Hey fellow Latin music project members, I have nominated an article at FAC and it needs reviews before it gets archived soon. We all know how pop culture articles are underappreciated when it comes to reviews, even FAC delegators openly speak about it. So I am coming to you guys if you can lend a review, even if you oppose, at least I'll know what needs to be done and quickly fix it. It would be appreciated if you do, but no worries if you can't. Thanks in advance – jona 12:51, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

2018 in Latin musicEdit

@AJona1992:, @Brankestein:, @Jaespinoza:, @Basilisk4u:, @Gab10:, @CHUI372:, @DovahDuck:, @Bleff:, @Richard3120:, @Fundude99:, @Victor Lopes:, @Bryan McLaude:, @Mauri96:: Hey everyone! I'm proud to announce that the article 2018 in Latin music has finally been created! What that means is that you can add any Latin albums and important events in the Latin music community including notable deaths. Feel free to add or change anything you see fit in the article. Cheers! Erick (talk) 15:54, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Hey ya'll, not to take anything from Erick, but I have created the Timeline of Latin music subgenres article. Go ahead, be bold and edit the article to its full potential. Best – jona 20:01, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
While that article is interesting, I'm not so sure about calling all of them "Latin subgenres", given that most of them are very different from each other and have a distinct history (like making a list of "Asian subgenres"). --CHUI372 (talk) 23:21, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

June Women in Red focus on singersEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's June 2018 worldwide online editathons.

New: WiR Loves Pride

New: Singers and Songwriters

New: Women in GLAM

New: Geofocus: Russia/USSR

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language mailing list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list)

--Ipigott (talk) 10:39, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:45, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 12Edit

Newsletter • August 2018

This month: WikiProject X: The resumption

Work has resumed on WikiProject X and CollaborationKit, backed by a successfully funded Project Grant. For more information on the current status and planned work, please see this month's issue of the newsletter!

-— Isarra 22:24, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Please note that Latin music (genre), which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 22 October 2018 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 13Edit

Newsletter • December 2018

This month: A general update.

The current status of the project is as follows:

  • Progress of the project has been generally delayed since September due to development issues (more bitrot than expected, some of the code just being genuinely confusing, etc) and personal injury (I suffered a concussion in October and was out of commission for almost two months as a result).
  • I currently expect to be putting out a proper call for CollaborationKit pilots in January/February, with estimated deployment in February/March if things don't go horribly wrong (they will, though, don't worry). As a part of that, I will properly update the page and send out announcement and reach out to all projects already signed up as pilots for WikiProject X in general, at which point those (still) interested can volunteer specifically to test the CollaborationKit extension.
    • Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Pilots was originally created for the first WikiProject X prototype, and given this is where the project has since gone, it's only logical to continue to use it. While I haven't yet updated the page to properly reflect this:
    • If you want to add your project to this page now, feel free. Just bear in mind that more information what to actually expect will be added later/included in the announcement, because by then I will have a much better idea myself.
  • Until then, you can find me in my corner working on making the CollaborationKit code do what we want and not just what we told it, per the workboard.

Until next time,

-— Isarra 22:44, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

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