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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 104.207.219.150 (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)104.207.219.150 (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 104.207.219.150 (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.104.207.219.150 (talk) 15:49, 19 March 2018 (UTC)PS

@104.207.219.150: 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 Archive.org 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 72.69.152.90 (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.

BackgroundEdit

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

Hello,
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)

WP 1.0 Bot BetaEdit

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:49, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Enrique Iglesias for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Enrique Iglesias is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Enrique Iglesias until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 02:17, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Santana for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Santana is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Santana until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page.

Nomination of Portal:Selena for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Selena is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Selena until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 06:27, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Shakira for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Shakira is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Shakira until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 08:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used by....you! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

¡Felicidades!Edit

Jaespinoza, AJona1992, Basilisk4u, Victor Lopes, Mauri96, DivaKnockouts, Brankestein, Fundude99, Bryan McLaude, Batamamma, Neodop, Anonymous from the 21st century, Lukelukas123, Felipe.rr2000, Pdebee, Erlandinho, Torowhynot, Jaliscan, DovahDuck, VictorVoorhees, Wdg363, CHUI372, Brenzio, Torowhynot, Sasha Leiva666, Marvictrejo, Plramirez3000, GolazoGolazo1234, Caballero1967, Swe97, Milca jnr, Lmcasablanca, MasqueIV, Sebitagermanotta, NightwingGuy, AlejandroJLaraD, Ollionthedrroms, The Eloquent Peasant, آرمین هویدایی, FanDePopLatino, Veneton1989, Phospor, Saviourofthe AntonioMartin Hello hermano/a/xs! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I want to thank each and every of you editors who are still active on Wikipedia and are part of this WikiProject! I started this WikiProject earlier this decade for anyone who enjoys music in Spanish or Portuguese. We have become a focal point for all of Ibero-America and the Iberian Peninsula and this project could not have been possible without the involvement with each and everyone of you! Even if this talk page isn't active, I still want this to be a hub for all discussions of Latin music on Wikipedia. I also adjusted our project scope to make it easier for anyone to understand what this project stands for. I wish you all a Happy New Year as we enter a new decade! ¡Felicidades a todos ustedes! Erick (talk) 21:22, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

@Magiciandude: Merry Christmas to you. That was nice. Hearing music here all alone for another two hours. Then turkey dinner! Kids are grown. Husband's working. Merry Christmas to you! Estamos Bien!--The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 21:25, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Dear Erick,   ... Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thank you for your leadership in this project! I shall return in the new year/decade with renewed motivation and vigour. Until then, please keep well and happy. Your friend;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 21:44, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Erick, Merry Christmas to you too! Felíz Navidad hermano! Cuidate y que la pases bien! FanDePopLatino (talk) 21:55, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
@Magiciandude: Always enjoy adding my weekly updates to this project I had the privilege to be invited to. Thanks to you Erick! Hope you and everyone else keep up the good work and have a great day as well a great end of the year and beyond! 2020 here we come! Bryan McLaude (talk) 22:38, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Brankestein (talk) 23:41, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Merry Christmas hermanos! ✘ PHOSPHOR | 💬📜 03:38, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! آرمین هویدایی (talk) 05:28, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Belated Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, let's hope more nice articles on Latin music will come in 2020! Victão Lopes Fala! 14:17, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
@Magiciandude: Thank you so much, always. And to my fellow editors ¡Feliz Navidad! y ¡Feliz año nuevo! Best wishes. Javier Espinoza (talk) 19:00, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Happy Holidays and Feliz Año Nuevo! --Mαuri ’96 (talk · cont) 20:33, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Felíz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo a todos! Ollionthedrroms (talk) 14:55, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

ReggaetonEdit

I added a video to the top of the Reggaeton article but I'm curious to know what you all think about it. Is it appropriate? Is it better suited elsewhere? I thought it suited the article because it's rapping in Spanish and Snoop Dogg is in it at the end. This was right before his murder trial. Do you like it? Should I edit the video some, remove parts? Any ideas are appreciated and welcome.--The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 18:04, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

@The Eloquent Peasant: I remember someone doing something like that on the kuduro article on the origins part. I think it should be fine there. Erick (talk) 03:58, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
I think so too. Thanks!The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 11:37, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Perreo vs SandungeoEdit

I've heard "Perreo" used a lot more to refere to the doggy-style reggaeton dance, more than "Sandungeo", the current article name. In fact, I'd never heard Sandungueo. If you see the article's talk page, someone thinks the article should be named "Perreo". Any ideas on this? Note: The page was originally named Perreo but it was moved in 2014. Lately, I've heard the dance referred to as "Perreo" a lot, even during the Telegramgate etc.--The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 03:30, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Locating stubs for Cuban musicEdit

Dear Erick,  
Happy New Year/Decade! Hope you are keeping well and looking forward to another year of wiki accomplishments. Personally, there are a few articles I want to create in the near future (such as those you requested quite some time ago now, for Ibrahim Ferrer albums), plus other Cuban music articles to improve where I can; so, watch this space!  
This morning, I was editing the very short article on Oscar Hernández Falcón and noticed it didn't have a stub template. So, I immediately looked in Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types/Culture#Music and its sub-sections, and was surprised not to find a bulleted entry for Cuban music stubs, or the more general Latin music stubs.
I then looked around a bit but, since I didn't find what I was looking for, I finally googled "Wikipedia Cuban music stubs", and found some Category templates that way, but there does not seem to be a Wikipedia page for Category:Cuban music stubs (or even a more general Category:Latin music stubs), like there is a page for Category:Canadian music stubs.
Please forgive me for being so dense in my old age, as I am sure I am not the only editor who'd like to find such stubs but, when you have the time, please could you tell me if there might be another way of finding these stubs, other than by looking into Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types/Culture#Music?
Otherwise, would it be possible for you to launch a sub-project to add an entry there, like there is for the other countries, such as the example I gave above for Canadian music stubs? It seems to me that this might make it easier to find them.
Thank you for any help you could offer, and for your patience with my lack of experience in locating stubs in any other way than by consulting Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types. Of course, this is not urgent at all and can certainly wait.
With kind regards for now;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 17:24, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Maybe here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Cuba_articles_by_quality The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 01:09, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks, TEP; that link shows all the articles that relate to Cuba, listed by article class and including stub-class articles. I was looking for where all the ‘Cuban music’ stub templates are located, like this one: {{cuba-musician-stub}}. All the Canadian ones are located at the Category:Canadian music stubs page. Maybe there is a similar page for the Cuban music stubs, but I couldn’t find it. It’s kind of you to have intervened, though; thanks again.  
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 09:45, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Dear fellow editors,  
I have now found Category:Cuban musician stubs (note musician, not music), which lists three templates at the top left hand side of the page:

Are these really the only ones we have for Cuban music? Many thanks to anyone who knows if there are any more, and where they might be located.
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 10:20, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@Pdebee: There's a tool that allows to you see the comparisons articles covered by the same WikiProjects. It seems to be down at the moment though... Erick (talk) 16:32, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Dear Erick,  
Thank you for your comment, but I don’t understand the connection between this tool and the apparent requirement for a Category:Cuban music stubs page. I don’t need to see the comparisons articles covered by the same WikiProjects, but simply to be able to find stub templates where similar ones are already located for other countries. Thank you, anyway.
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(become old-fashioned!) 22:06, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
PS: From now on, I’ll just use the three stub templates which I’ve already found, above, although there doesn’t seem to be one for Cuban bands.

A proposed edit-a-thon for Latin music this SeptemberEdit

@Basilisk4u:, @Jaespinoza:, @Victor Lopes:, @AJona1992:, @Mauri96:,@DivaKnockouts:, @Brankestein:, @Bryan McLaude:, @Fundude99:, @Neodop:, @Pdebee:, @The Eloquent Peasant:, @FanDePopLatino:, @Phosphor:, @Saviourofthe:: Hello everyone! I hope the new year/decade is treating you all well! I just want to let you know that I have proposed an edit-a-thon dedicated to Latin music on Wikimedia which will hopefully take place in September! Last December, I spoke with the secretary of the Latin Recording Academy and was given two e-mails to send the proposal to. Here's my ideal outline for the proposal:

I would like to hear your thoughts and ideas on the proposed Latin music edit-a-thon. The last time an edit-a-thon dedicated to Latin music was done was in 2013, so I thought over the years so how it could be improved. I had kosboot to help me with who to reach for the proposed edit-a-thon. Thank you for taking your time to read this proposal! Erick (talk) 17:32, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

@Gamaliel:
  • Just some additional thoughts. If you can come up with topics that have a sense of urgency or which people a large number of people will see as being urgent, that might increase interest. With March (Womens' History Month) coming up, I am reminded that editathons involving "correcting the historical record" by including more women nearly always create a lot of interest and net a lot of participants. Also, such an editathon expands possibilities by presumably functioning in both English and Spanish. Attendees might want to do English<=>Spanish translations. You might want to start creating lists of people, organizations, and topics to be created/enhanced. In planning for September, you are lucky in that you have lots of time to think up and implement ways to publicize the event, perhaps in local newsletters/social media. It would be really amazing if the Latin Grammy org could help with publicity. - kosboot (talk) 18:25, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
    • @Kosboot:, Yes! And hopefully we can do the same for Portuguese as well. I just did a quick search on Google for Brazilian culture in Miami and came across the this. I might ask them within a month or two from event. I'm trying to brainstorm some activities the attendees can do for fun when they want to take a break from editing Wikipedia. I'm going to look at past edit-a-thons to try to convince the LGCF why they would be useful in participating in the event. Erick (talk) 19:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
One of the best editathons I've ever attended was Basquiat: Still Fly at 55 devoted to the artist. You can see from the images on Commons that it was a special event, enhanced by some brief talks, food, some background music, and an easy-going approach from all the participants, held at NYC's Museum of Modern Art's library (which has a homey feel). In other words, it had the right setting, but it was the interest and enthusiasm of the participants that made the event special. If through the Latin Grammys you can get a semi-important person to encourage the participants (who might come initially for the purpose of seeing the speaker), that might be an idea worth pursuing. And if you promote as a social event, that might also get the kind of crowd to make it a success. :) - kosboot (talk) 20:02, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Also take a look at: Wikipedia:Encourage_the_newcomers - kosboot (talk) 13:54, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I am so up for this. I've been dying for a edit-a-thon or some form of collaboration with everyone from WP:Latin music to work on a single top-important article or topic for some time now. I actually was inspired by the idea when I created women in Latin music. I don't think I'll be able to attend the event in Miami though, but I definitely would participate. I also agree with Kosboots on creating a list of articles that are in desperate need of revamping and a list of articles we currently do not have but in a form of importance to the scope of the project. I believe the biggest obstacle we have is participation and having members active and interested in collaborative events like this. Best – jona 16:11, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
And just a thought: Discusión:Música latina - kosboot (talk) 18:27, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I did create the Spanish-language version of this project some years back. I'll try to communicate any active members in that project. If I knew Portuguese, I would try to do the same with the Portuguese Wikipedia. I forgot to mention this, but the reason I suggested the Frost School of Music is because the LG Cultural Foundation and FSOM had a benefit concert earlier this month with CNCO, a popular Latin American boy band. If they worked together previously, it might be easier for the university to grant us the venue. EDIT 2: AJona1992, I think that's a great idea! I might format it to how you did it with women in Latin music! Erick (talk) 20:49, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

I 'm in. I participated in the Africa de-stubathon and that was interesting. Someone had created lists of articles and the goal was to destub articles, meaning to source everything and enlarge the article to at least 1500 bytes. So ... --The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 13:14, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

@Kosboot:, @AJona1992:, @Jaespinoza:, @The Eloquent Peasant:, @Victor Lopes:, @Brankestein:, Would you all take a look at this? I took the list from the last Latin music edit-a-thon and expanded it as well as dividing it into subcategories. Latin music is a huge field because of many subgenres it encompasses. I took the demographics of Miami into factor as well (side note: I live near Orlando, so this is all just assumptions). The majority of Hispanic/Latinxs living in Miami are those of Caribbean-origin, so that's Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Colombians, and Venezuelans. And then there's the generation gap as well. So the most likely fields of Latin music articles that will be under tropical/salsa, Latin pop, and reggaeton/urbano. Especially the latter since it is currently popular with Latinx millenials and zoomers. Of course, I also included the traditional fields for those who are looking into something that's not necessarily contemporary.

Assuming any Portuguese-language speakers were to attend, they will all likely be Brazilian, but I listed some music articles from Portugal for anyone who wants to edit them as well. While the Mexican population in Miami isn't as prevalent as the western side of the US, there exists a Instituto Cultural de México en Miami, so I could ask if they were willing to attend, which could be useful for the Regional Mexican field just like I could with Centro Cultural Brasil USA. kosboot, as the list shows, Latin music is a very diverse field, so I think we could ask each attendee when they enter which part of Latin music they are are interested in. Doesn't even have to be genre-specific either. It could like working on articles for women in Latin music or Afro-Latinx artists. By the way, any of you are allowed to edit the draft on my userspace for any suggestions or improvements. Mi casa es tu casa. Erick (talk) 19:58, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

It's a bit overwhelming but it gives a nice selection of articles on a wide variety. I formatted one of the sections with columns to see if you like it and to cut down on excessive scrolling. - kosboot (talk) 21:45, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes! I think that's a good idea too! I thought the list of articles would be to give suggestions on whatever Latin music field they feel comfortable with. Erick (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

@Kosboot: I added more columns and heading sections to make it easier to navigate. How does it look now? Erick (talk) 16:44, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the reformating! I'm sorry if I'm the only one commenting - I don't want to monopolize the conversation. It still looks a bit overwhelming to my eyes. I think maybe 2 screens worth is probably more than enough. Think about what a person new to Wikipedia would think (someone who might be shy and timid and scared about editing), and with what they would want to start. Also think about what kinds of articles are easy to edit and can be done in the space of an editathon, and what kinds of articles would take a lot of time due to assimilation of numerous resources. - kosboot (talk) 17:53, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello, and sorry for the wait. That's an absolutely great idea. I wonder if there's anything the User Group I'm part of in Brazil can do to help. Victão Lopes Fala! 19:20, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello everyone, I'm sorry for the extended absence, I have had a very busy job and took a very long wikibreak. But this sounds like a great idea! Hope everyone is well. Basilisk4u (talk) 18:15, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay everyone. It's been a crazy month given what's going on in the world and I sort of took from Wikipedia. I'm going to start writing a draft on Microsoft Word. Erick (talk) 17:57, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

@Kosboot: I finished my draft and sent you an e-mail with proposal attached. Erick (talk) 15:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
@Magiciandude: Responded! Good luck! And don't be shy following up!
Awesome! I took your suggestions and amended the draft a bit. I have now sent the proposal to the proper channels of the Latin Grammys. Fingers crossed! Erick (talk) 17:12, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

New article Osvaldo PeredoEdit

There is now an article on Argentine tango singer Osvaldo Peredo (musician). It could use some development. --Bejnar (talk) 18:14, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Cool! I'll check it out. Basilisk4u (talk) 21:36, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Ozuna and Nicky Jam article improvementEdit

Hello everyone!! I was reading the articles for Ozuna and Nicky Jam and noticed they could use significant improvement. They are both international stars with billions of views on Youtube, but their articles are extremely short. If anyone is interested in expanding the articles with me, that would be wonderful! Basilisk4u (talk) 18:20, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@Brankestein: As he's works on Latin urbano artists and records. Erick (talk) 02:23, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Working on most important salsa artistsEdit

Holi! I've been working on the most popular current artists in Latin music, but I also recently noticed that some of the most important salsa artists have pages that are incomplete and/or missing sources. I was wondering if anyone knows where to find reliable sources on these topics.

Some articles I would love to improve:

If anyone is interested in helping me find sources or adding to these pages, let me know! Un abrazo fuerte para todos. Basilisk4u (talk) 21:36, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

@Basilisk4u: I think I can help out. I'm good with adding legacy awards, but most of their famous albums were released before Billboard launched the Latin charts in the mid-1980s electronically. Before then, Latin LPs were divided by regions in the US. Most of the tropical/salsa artist I work on tend to be contemporary tropical artists (from '80s to onward). Erick (talk) 21:56, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
That's great to know! Thanks so much. I'm going to look at Good/featured articles from that time period for some ideas. Basilisk4u (talk) 22:57, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
@Basilisk4u: I recommend using the Billboard magazines here. Google Books does not have the complete issues like the website I linked to. Also check out Fôrça Bruta, a Brazilian album released in the '70s that is FA. Funny enough, I plan to create to a "1970s in Latin music" sometime in the future as I had done with 1980s in Latin music. Erick (talk) 23:25, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Rocío JuradoEdit

Hi, everyone. There is a current discussion about her sales in her talk page. I tried to give my 2 cents about her sales, explaining him a claim sales for 30 million in her case are unrealistic for an artist who doesn't even appears in system of music certifications, e.g: AMPROFON (MEX), RIAA (USA) etc. And 17 million (or 16 million) are more realistic and aren't "old news" as he pointed out in his edit summary, just because a news reports came from 2013/2016 against the current source from 2018, IMHO. After all, these claim sales came from reliable sources as well. Anyway, you can see the talk page and I would appreciate any kind of participation. Thanks, --Apoxyomenus (talk) 17:44, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

New guidelines for Billboard Latin music chartsEdit

The guidelines for using Billboard's Latin music charts has been updated at WP:CHARTS. You may use the Latin Airplay on any article from October 2012 onward regardless of language or genre of the song. In addition, the Latin pop, regional Mexican, tropical, and Latin rhythm may also be added to the song's charts provided that it hasn't ranked on any other Billboard genre charts like the Rhythmic, Dance Club/Electronic Songs, Pop Songs (Mainstream 40). If you have any questions, let me know. @Swe97:, @DovahDuck:, @AJona1992:, @DivaKnockouts: Erick (talk) 00:51, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Return to the project page "WikiProject Latin music".