The controversy over the award to J Balvin as the best Afro-Latin Artist of the Year – BBC News Mundo

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J Balvin, Colombian urban music artist.

Best Afro-Latino artist … without being Afro-Latino.

A new controversy surrounds the urban artist J Balvin, who this Sunday received the award for best Afro-Latin Artist by the American organization African Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA, in English).

The very interpreter of “Si te Dareves” reacted surprised after the announcement, because it was granted to him despite not being an Afro-Latino person.

Users of social networks accuse him of cultural appropriation, while pointing out the organization for not granting recognition to other artists who do belong to this community.

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The controversy over the award to J Balvin as the best Afro-Latin Artist of the Year – BBC News Mundo