Archive for October, 2009

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Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2009 by smlpress



Rocío Dúrcal’s hits now available in unforgettable duets!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2009 by smlpress


Fifteen of her greatest hits

In the voices of some of the most popular artists
of all time Featuring eclectic duets with Franco De Vita,
Kany García, Reily, Shaila Dúrcal & Roberto Carlos,
among other greats

At stores on Tuesday, August 25th

All the hits that made Rocío Dúrcal an enduring figure in Latin music are now available in this new release comprised of eclectic and original duets by celebrated artists that join Rocio, lending their voices in an exquisite tribute to her, “the most Mexican of Spaniards.”

In this well-deserved tribute to her prolific career, her inspiration and melodic voice are present once again with new musical arrangements that intertwine with the diverse musical styles of some of the most renowned artists of today in this carefully crafted production.

“Rocío Dúrcal: Duetos” includes 15 hits like “Infiel” with Kany García, “Como han pasado los años” with Reily, “De qué manera te olvido” a duet with Franco De Vita and thanks to the advances of modern technology, also featured is a new version of “Sombras nada más” accompanied by the late Javier Solís. Also highlighting the CD is her classic hit “Amor Eterno” performed with her daughter Shaila, and “Jamás te dejaré” with her husband Junior.

The album is complemented with chart-topping hits of original duets recorded by Rocio with luminaries like Roberto Carlos performing “Si piensas, si quieres”, “Déjame vivir” together with Juan Gabriel, “Y Nos Dieron Las Diez” with Joaquín Sabina and “La hora del adiós” along with Dyango.

The wait is over for her millions of fans around the globe. The new Sony Music Latin release hits stores on August 25th.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2009 by smlpress


Cantora features duets with Shakira, Rene (Calle 13), Julieta Venegas, Gustavo Cerati, Daniela Mercury and more

Cantora is the new release from Latin America’s pre-eminent vocalist Mercedes Sosa. Sosa is synonymous with the “nuevo cancioneiro” tradition, a folk music-rooted ‘new songbook’ movement that heralded the emergence of protest music across Argentina and Chile in the 1960s. The doyenne of North American folk music Joan Baez once said of the Argentine singer, “I have never seen anything like her. Mercedes is monumental in stature, a brilliant singer with tremendous charisma who is both a voice and a persona.”

The aptly titled Cantora showcases many of the finest singers from the Latin world along with some of its most revered songwriters. Joining Sosa on 18 newly recorded duets are such luminary voices as Shakira, Julieta Venegas, Rene from Calle 13, Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, Daniela Mercury, Charly Garcia, Fito Paez, Gustavo Cerati and Joaquin Sabin, among others. Sosa and her admirable array of singing partners tackle material by Violetta Parra, Silvio Rodriguez, Leon Gieco, Victor Heredia, Ruben Blades and Chico Buarque, as well as their own compositions. The track listing of this release is exclusive to the US market.

Born in Tucumán, Argentina in 1935, Sosa began her performing career at age 15 after taking top honors in an amateur singing competition. A rich, expressive vocalist and gifted interpreter, Sosa was dubbed “the voice of the silent majority” for her choice of overtly political material. In 1973, as Argentina’s military dictatorship ascended to power, Sosa’s extensive repertoire of songs that championed human rights and democracy was viewed as a serious political threat. In 1975 she was arrested during a concert performance that also resulted in the incarceration of many audience members. Death threats forced Sosa to leave Argentina in 1979 but she was able to return with a triumphant comeback concert in 1982.

In the years that followed, Mercedes Sosa produced a prodigious output of recordings and collaborated with celebrated international musicians such as Sting, Caetano Veloso, Joan Baez, Gal Costa, Nana Mouskouri, Luciano Pavarotti and Shakira. She has received three Latin Grammy Awards for Best Folk Album in 2000 for Misa Criolla, in 2003 for Acústico, and in 2006 for Corazón Libre.

Sosa has also contributed her music and made on-camera appearances in numerous films. Recently she was featured in the trailer for the 2008 movie “Che”, starring Benicio del Toro. She has earned countless accolades and honors internationally for both her music and her humanitarian work. She currently serves as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Kany Garcia performing with Gloria Estefan in Puerto Rico!

Posted in Pop, Tropical on October 12, 2009 by smlpress

Thalia’s new single released today!

Posted in Pop on October 7, 2009 by smlpress


On October 7th, internationally recognized Mexican artist Thalia returns with a much-anticipated new single from her upcoming project, Thalia en Primera Fila.

Equivocada is one of 13 tracks (including a four-song medley) that make up Thalia’s new musical production, titled Thalia en Primera Fila. Recorded live at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, this past July, the album is scheduled to hit stores on December 1st.

In her new single, Thalia tells a story of heartbreak and of how a woman can choose to change and triumph over a love gone wrong.

“Equivocada is an indispensable song in this album,” says Thalia, “It is a song about change. About how women can change their lives”

The concept of Primera Fila is to showcase live performances of some of the biggest names in the Latin music industry, and to do so in front of a select, intimate audience. In Thalia’s performance, some 350 guests were able to enjoy the recording of her first live album (and her first one for Sony Music as well!). There is also a DVD of the concert.

The album features a mix of new songs (including duets with award-winning Mexican singer and composer Joan Sebastian and with Sony’s promising new star Pedro Capó), covers of some of Latin music’s best-loved songs (written by such artists as Juan Luis Guerra, Arjona, and Leonel (former member of Sin Bandera) among others and new versions of some of Thalia’s classic hits.

Thalia en Primera Fila is unlike any other album Thalia has recorded over her more than two decades in the industry. And the song Equivocada is just one example of the Thalia that, for the first time, audiences will be able to discover: raw, sensitive, vulnerable, just the singer, her voice and 12 musicians.

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