A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is hosted and musicians perform in both Spanish and English (with subtitles).
Music -- making it, listening to it -- connects people to the musician, to other people and to the human experience. Music can heal emotional wounds, lift moods, energize a crowd, and support social change. Famous singers and musicians are also real people, with big dreams, relatable insecurities, and fascinating quirks.
Positive Role Models
Musicians and industry folks rotate host duties; they ask interesting questions and keep the interviews moving. Hosts reflect the inclusivity of the Miami Latin music scene: They are multiracial, gay, non-binary, and include women trailblazing in a male dominated music industry. The musicians featured on the show come from Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Chilé, Venezuela, and more, as well as from Spain and the U.S, and they represent the racial diversity of Latinx communities, including folks who present as White, Black, and Asian. Several artists are open about their political activism.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few suggestive references to stripping, lovers, and sex come up in the interview portions of the show, but nothing is described in detail or visually graphic.
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Very little language throughout, though the occasional "s--t" and a couple uses of "f--k" do occur. One performer references "cockfighting" as in rooster fighting, and the "cock ring" they fight in, both used as a double-entendre.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A few references to drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents Need to Know that HBO Latino's hit series A Tiny Audience features Música Latina greats in an interview and performance format in front of a small live audience. Stars include Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Carlos Vives, Mon Laferte, and Natalia Jimenez to name a few. Hosts Sarah Packiam, Daniel René, DJ Bonnie Beats, and Maria Elisa Ayerbe, all musicians or industry heavyweights, share interview duties. They guide guest musicians to reveal personal stories about their songs and lives. The show also touches on music as activism and artists discuss meaty contemporary issues, like women's rights and equality, immigration, racism, corrupt governments, and so forth. This show is sure to be a fan-pleaser, and is worth a watch for anyone interested in the stories behind popular Latinx musicians and their songs.
Is It Any Good?
This heartfelt, full-of-fun music show has all the elements that make live performance and interview music shows so enjoyable to watch. On "A Tiny Audience," there's a palpable intimacy that develops between viewers, the live audience, and the musical guests, who largely prove to be funny, sincere, passionate, and personable. Season 2, in particular, is a joy to watch, having been filmed in an NBA-like bubble during the COVID-19 lockdown with the same audience, hosts, and crew. The musicians and singers of Season 2 are grateful, sometimes even tearful, given the chance to perform live, something they had not been able to do for months due to the pandemic. Both seasons reveal the musical and cultural diversity within Música Latina. The hosts stumble a few times, which is to be expected in a live recorded series, but these mistakes are easily overlooked given the stellar performances and gracious personalities. This is a show fans of Latin music will love, and those who enjoy music shows in general will also find much to appreciate here as well.
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