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Victor Manuelle ‘Busco Un Pueblo’ Ya A La Venta / Victor Manuelle ‘Busco Un Pueblo’ On Sale Now!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 by smlpress

VÍCTOR MANUELLE
hace un sentido llamado a todos los latinos
con su nuevo disco
‘Busco un pueblo’
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EL ÁLBUM -DISPONIBLE EN 2 FORMATOS- COMBINA
SONIDOS TROPICALES TRADICIONALES Y CONTEMPORÁNEOS
YA A LA VENTA

EL 1ER SENCILLO
“SI TÚ ME BESAS”
COMIENZA EL 2012 COMO LA CANCIÓN TROPICAL #1
EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y PUERTO RICO
Miami, FL (24 de Enero, 2012) – Víctor Manuelle, arranca salseando con toda la fuerza y la alegría de su ritmo y su estilo personal este 2012.

Su nuevo disco ‘Busco un pueblo’ ya está a la venta y su primer sencillo “Si Tu Me Besas” es ya todo un éxito que arrancó el año ubicado en el #1 de la listas de temas tropicales de la revista Billboard.

Desde su título, ‘Busco un pueblo’, y en su contenido en general, este álbum es una exhortación a todos los latinos, a los que busca llevar un mensaje de unidad y superación.

“Si Tú Me Besas”, el primer sencillo del disco, es un tema de la autoría del venezolano Óscar “Oscarcito” Hernández. La canción fusiona el ritmo de la bomba -un género autóctono de Puerto Rico- con sonidos y elementos urbanos, lo que aporta a esta salsa un toque diferente y atractivo para todos los gustos.

Al respecto, Victor Manuelle comenta: “Luego de visitar tantos países alrededor del mundo, me doy cuenta que la salsa sigue siendo uno de los géneros más aclamados a nivel internacional. Sé que sólo es cuestión de hacer unos cambios que vayan acorde a estos tiempos y el gusto de la juventud y las nuevas generaciones, sin perder la esencia de nuestros ritmos tradicionales. Creo que con “Si Tú Me Besas” logramos esta combinación”.

En estos momentos el famoso salsero se embarcará en una gira promocional de este nuevo disco.

‘Busco un pueblo’ está disponible en dos formatos:

CD
1. ¿Qué Le Digo Al Alma?
2. Duele Sin Ti
3. Junto A Ti
4. Si Tú Me Besas
5. Busco Un Pueblo
6. Ella Cambió Mi Vida
7. Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa (con Voltio, Jowell & Randy)
8. Termina En Un Beso
9. Amar De Nuevo
10. Duele Sin Ti (balada)
CD DELUXE
1. ¿Qué Le Digo Al Alma?
2. Duele Sin Ti
3. Junto A Ti
4. Si Tú Me Besas
5. Busco Un Pueblo
6. Ella Cambió Mi Vida
7. Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa (con Voltio, Jowell & Randy)
8. Termina En Un Beso
9. Amar De Nuevo
10. Duele Sin Ti (balada)
11. Llegaste Tú (balada)
12. Amar De Nuevo (balada)
13. Si Tú Me Besas (balada)
14. Llegaste Tú
15. A Sufrir A Llorar

VÍCTOR MANUELLE
Makes a heartfelt call to every Latino
With his new album
Busco un Pueblo

RELEASED IN 2 FORMATS, THIS ALBUM MIXES
TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TROPICAL SOUNDS
ON SALE NOW!

THE 1ST SINGLE
“SI TÚ ME BESAS”
RINGS IN 2012 AS THE #1 TROPICAL SONG
IN THE UNITED STATES AND PUERTO RICO
Miami, FL (January 24, 2012) – Víctor Manuelle kicks off 2012 by bringing the joy and rhythm of his salsa music and his personal style to all of us.

His new album Busco un Pueblo (I’m Looking for a People) is now available at retail, and first single “Si Tu Me Besas” (If You Kiss Me) has set the table quite nicely, going all the way to #1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart.

From its title to its lyrical messages, Busco un Pueblo calls all Latinos to come together in unity and self-improvement.

Written by the Venezuelan composer Óscar “Oscarcito” Hernández, “Si Tú Me Besas” beguiles us with the Puerto Rican bomba rhythm that’s mixed with urban sounds. It’s a fusion whose unpredictable and deft touches have made it a delightful surprise for music lovers.

Offering his thoughts about the music scene, Victor Manuelle says: “Having visited so many countries, I realize that salsa is still one of the most acclaimed genres the world over. I believe it’s just a matter of updating it to these times and youth tastes, while maintaining the essence and roots of our rhythms. I think that we accomplished just that with ‘Si Tú Me Besas.'”

The legendary salsero is preparing to embark on a promotional tour in support of Busco un Pueblo.

This album is available in two formats:

CD
1. ¿Qué Le Digo Al Alma? (What Do I Tell My Soul)
2. Duele Sin Ti (It Hurts Without You)
3. Junto A Ti (Together With You)
4. Si Tú Me Besas
5. Busco Un Pueblo
6. Ella Cambió Mi Vida (She Changed My Life)
7. Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa (What She Wants Is Salsa, with Voltio, Jowell & Randy) 8. Termina En Un Beso (It Ends in a Kiss)
9. Amar De Nuevo (Loving Again)
10. Duele Sin Ti (ballad)
CD DELUXE
1. ¿Qué Le Digo Al Alma?
2. Duele Sin Ti
3. Junto A Ti
4. Si Tú Me Besas
5. Busco Un Pueblo
6. Ella Cambió Mi Vida
7. Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa (with Voltio, Jowell & Randy) 8. Termina En Un Beso
9. Amar De Nuevo
10. Duele Sin Ti (ballad)
11. Llegaste Tú (ballad)
12. Amar De Nuevo (ballad)
13. Si Tú Me Besas (ballad)
14. Llegaste Tú (You Came)
15. A Sufrir A Llorar (To Suffer, To Cry)
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CHICO & RITA, DIRECTED BY TRUEBA AND MARISCAL, RECEIVES 2012 OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 by smlpress

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CHICO & RITA, DIRECTED BY TRUEBA AND MARISCAL, RECEIVES 2012 OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The film Chico & Rita was nominated today for the 2012 Oscars in the Best Animated Feature Film category. Chico & Rita is an animated film directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando, with music by Bebo Valdés along with other great artists in an exceptional soundtrack that runs through the entire movie. In 2011, Chico & Rita won the Premio Goya Best Animated Movie award.

International critics have been full of praise for Chico & Rita, resulting in an exceptionally high number of positive reviews: “The best jazz soundtrack in decades” (Metropoli); “One of the best films ever made ​​about jazz, I can’t think of one that is more true to life or moving” (Film Comment); “The best musical of the year”(The Observer); “Impeccable work of art ” (Time Out); “A bright homage to movies, music and love stories” (El Mundo); “Absolutely unique” (Metropoli); “Pure pleasure” (ThomsonOnHollywood); “The best 90 minutes that I’ve spent at the movies this year” (Daily News Egypt) …

Chico & Rita is an animated musical that tells the story of two lovers, a pianist and a singer, and is a sentimental, personal and musical journey that takes us to the Tropicana in Havana, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Radio City Music Hall in New York, the Village Vanguard, and the Palladium … legendary venues immersed in music recorded exclusively for the film. Chico & Rita was recorded with Bebo Valdés, sitting at the piano, and leading some of the different groups of musicians who played on the album, with songs and instrumentals performed by Bebo Valdés (as Chico), Idania Valdes (Rita) Freddy Cole (Nat King Cole), Jimmy Heath (Ben Webster), Michael Phillip Mossman (Dizzy Gillespie), Amadito Valdes (Tito Puente), German Velasco (Charlie Parker), Yaroldi Abreu (Chano Pozo), Pedrito Martinez (Miguelito Valdés) … And Estrella Morente sings Lily, the movie’s theme tune. A cartoon Estrella Morente that provides one of the highlights of the film with a tribute to the great Bebo Valdés.

Chico & Rita features compositions by Bebo Valdés such as Cachao creador del mambo, Blues for Andre (Bebo’s Blues), Con poco coco, A Mayra, Chico’s Dream, Ecuación, Nocturno en Batanga, Deportación and Lily. Together with these tracks there are songs by other great composers such as Consuelo Velasquez (Besame Mucho), Igor Stravinsky (Allegro Moderato of Concerto Ebony ), Bud Powell (Celia), Alvaro Carrillo (Sabor a mi, Leonard Bernstein (On the Town), George and Ira Gershwin (Fascinating Rhythm), Moses Simmons (El manisero), Herman Hupfeld (As Time Goes By), Chano Pozo (Tin Tin Deo), Carlos Vidal (Chano Pozo), Cole Porter (Love For Sale), Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust), Tito Puente (Mambo Herd) and José White (La bella cubana), and we shouldn’t forget the magnificent work of Michael Philip Mossman as an arranger and composer.

The music album from Chico & Rita won the Latina Grammy 2011 award for Best Packaging Design (by Javier Mariscal) and the award for the Best Soundtrack at the Animaçao Festival in Lisbon. http://www.chicoandrita.com