BELatina’s Weekend Recap: 9/11, US Open, Gentefied, And More

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Last weekend was not an easy one for the United States. The whole country was remembering with a heavy heart the events of 9/11 twenty years ago, while the last soldiers returned from Afghanistan, in what seems a bit of a paradoxical end of an era.

However, we also took a close look at the US Open women’s final and even Bomba Stéreo’s new album.

From the return of Gentefied to 9/11, here’s the news you need to know this Monday.

Netflix announces the return of Gentefied

The America Ferrera-produced drama series will return Nov. 10 to Netflix, the streaming giant announced in a press release. The half-hour drama series returns for its second season in a rawer and more poetic form while still making jokes about culinary experiences. In this season, the Morales cousins fight alongside Pop in their uphill battle to stay in the country, all while dealing with new love, new babies, estranged parents, and, of course, the search for Bad Bunny at a Halloween party.

The world remembers 9/11

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was observed amidst commemorations of the scariest moment in the country’s history and reflections on the journey since then. At Ground Zero in New York, at the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, the names of the dead were read in a clipped but mournful cadence, as described by the Washington Post. Family members held aloft photos of their loved ones. Bells rang, and then silence marked the sharpest moments of horror, as planes crashed and buildings fell.

The US Open women’s final had us all on the edge of our seats

Emma Raducanu’s 6-4, 6-3 victory over 19-year-old Canadian Latina Leylah Fernandez had us all on the edge of our seats last Saturday.

Becoming the first teenager to meet in a U.S. Open final since Serena Williams, 17, defeated Martina Hingis, 18, in 1999, Raducanu and Fernandez brought youth, vitality, and star power to the court that needs to be nurtured and protected, the Los Angeles Times reflects.

Bomba Estéreo releases the first album in four years

Mixed by Damian Taylor, and with a video directed by Leo Linkowski, Colombian stars Bomba Estéreo released their first album in four years last Friday. The album Deja was released with the single “Como Lo Pedi” in collaboration with iconic Mexican singer-songwriter Leonel Garcia. The song was produced by Trooko, who has worked with artists ranging from M.I.A. to Residente Calle 13.