Jarabe de Palo
Jarabe de Palo Concert Films
Jarabe de Palo
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minA band's quality is measured by their live performance. But what happens when a band meets an audience in a venue where the only thing between them is the stage. With the edition of SOMOS (February 2014) we wanted to pay homage to the audience that has been following us for so many years in America, because this continent was basically what inspired us for this album.
Jarabe de Palo Top Tracks
Franco De Vita
Runtime: 1 hr 57 minTo be a successful artist in the music world means more than recording numerous albums, filling up stadiums and conquering radio. What it really means is to make art, to touch the hearts of millions of people, and to create music that transcends time. Precisely what Franco de Vita has achieved in his almost three-decade career. His hallmark is that of the poet who weaves songs with the filaments of his imagination and his talent for words. That’s how to best describe this singer and songwriter, born in Venezuela of Italian parents, and who has made Spain his home for many years. His position is secured both with the public that has known him from his early days as a rocker and who has seen him flourish in many other facets, as well as with the singers for whom he has written hits, from Ricky Martin to Chayanne. The truth is, simply, that Franco does not rest on his laurels. And that’s why this year, the singer/songwriter who has captivated generations with songs such as No Basta, Cálido y frío, Fuera de este mundo, Louis, and Ay Dios, is back with a musical production recorded entirely live at the Comtel studios in North Miami on January 20. Franco de Vita en Primera Fila is the pinnacle of a career. “I have been dreaming about this for many years and, well, finally, we’ve made the album,” says an enthusiastic Franco. “The idea behind this project comes after having presented three shows at the Centro de Bellas Artes of Puerto Rico (the island is one of his most important markets) a while back. But then, in the end, what we thought of doing did not happen. So, more records came along, more songs, more hits, thank God, and now, with Sony, it finally takes place. And here we are.” Under the direction of Diego Álvarez, of Plataforma TV; the production of Vicente Solís; and the collaboration of 15 musicians, Franco unleashed his innate talent in front of some 250 people. “Since I have never shown something that I am not, in this project I cannot do anything else but to continue showing who I am,” says Franco. “For me, what really matters is the musical part. Here, we try to present those same hits but in a different way. Songs have their own personalities, thus, they themselves tell you ‘hey, I am not feeling well in this genre. Get me out of here.’ We have a few people, a few musicians. It is another way of transmitting, of projecting, a song.” “It is imperative that we include the songs that were hits. And it has been mighty difficult because, which song do you take out? How many do we put in?”, “We had to limit ourselves to 20, including new songs.” Those new songs featured are Tan sólo tú, the first single, a duet with Mexican rock star Alejandra Guzmán, and Mira más allá. Although the duet begins as a tranquil ballad, it develops into a musical explosion perfect for the voice of the queen of rock. Meanwhile, the other “is a very particular song, like a return to those first days performing with groups, gathering in a room four or five musicians to do the track. It’s a bit reminiscent of the 70s and 80s.” Other duets included are Te veo venir soledad, with Puerto Rican salsa master Gilberto Santa Rosa; No se olvida, performed with Argentine singer Soledad; Si quieres decir adiós, with a promising new talent: Costa Rican American Debi Nova; and what is perhaps the biggest surprise in the album, his new version of Si la ves, for which he reunited his original colleagues, the Sin Bandera duo (Leonel García and Noel Schajris), dissolved in 2007. “I have brought them back together,” says the artist with a laugh. “Really, there have been a lot of people involved and, to tell the truth, I am super excited. It is a very strong point in the album, a song that I have performed with many new talents.” Franco de Vita en Primera Fila highlights once more his quality as a composer and an artist in this exclusive live production.
Primera Fila Acustico
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe Latin pop duo Sin Bandera became one of the most popular artists after their solo debut album “Sin Bandera” was released on March 26, 2002. In this live concert experience the band performs some of their greatest hits.
Runtime: 50 minIn an intimate live performance, Kinky joins forces with MTV for their first-ever 'Unplugged' album, featuring a superstar line-up of guests and new versions of their classic hits. Hosted by Diego Luna, the Unplugged album features collaborations with an international crew of stars including Carla Morrison, La Mala Rodríguez, Banda Los Recoditos, Voz de Mando and Beto Zapata (Grupo Pesado). The first single, “A Donde Van Los Muertos?” featuring Carla Morrison debuted #1 upon its release in Mexico. Kinky originally formed in the musically diverse and culturally rich scene of Monterrey, Mexico. More than 10 years ago, Kinky submitted a demo to the LAMC, where they ended up winning the conference's prestigious "LAMC Discovery Contest." The band has received multiple Latin Grammy nominations for their unique and innovative blend of electronic and alternative rock and has been established as a global touring band. Kinky's self-titled debut album received rave reviews from both international and national press. The album featured massive hit songs and much-synched classics such as "Mas" and "Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor.” Kinky’s music has been featured in numerous soundtracks (Man on Fire, Thirteen), TV shows (Gossip Girl, Dexter, Weeds, NCIS, Alias), TV commercials (Motorola, Taco Bell, Smirnoff Ice, Nissan, Honda), and video games like EA Sports' FIFA and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour. Their popular live shows have allowed the band to constantly tour around the world, performing at festivals such as Coachella, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands and many more. “Kinky’s songs ride funk and rock riffs that hark back to the dance-rock of the early 1980s, with a rough edge on keyboards and guitar — but punctuated, every so often, by accordion lines out of Mexican border music. Meanwhile its lyrics fling images of consumerism as brainwashing and distraction, and of partying toward self-destruction, none of which stopped fans from dancing.” – The New York Times
Mientras No Cueste Mas Trabajo
Runtime: 14 minMientras No Cueste Mas Trabajo was rereleased on September 29, 2007 with four new songs, "Firmes", "El rey de la baraja", "La aceituna", and "Me gusta el fútbol".
In 2007, Melendi received the "Best Tour" award from the "Premios de la Música" ceremony held in Cordoba. He also did an advertising campaign for Canal+ Spain entitled "Me gusta el fútbol" (I Like Football), for which he wrote a song of the same name.
Drama y Luz
Runtime: 48 minThis mini-documentary takes fans behind the scenes as Mana records their highly anticipated new release. The film includes never-before-seen footage plus interviews from the band members as they record and produce their first studio album in almost five years. After two decades of breaking all types of sales and concert attendance records, the super group from Guadalajara, Mexico prepare themselves to present their first studio album in almost five years, Drama Y Luz. Without a doubt, this is the most anticipated album to hit the Latin marketplace in years. Twelve new recordings are available on this production and all songs were written by the band members themselves.
On this production, Mana has made sure they satisfy their diverse group of fans while not making much of a change to their formula and style of writing that has kept them the as the top Latin act over the past couple of decades. Mana deliver the raunchy, rock sound of their earlier days in songs like "Mi Reina De Dolor" and at the same time, deliver beautiful, heartfelt ballads such as "Vuela Libre Paloma" and "Amor Clandestino." Drama Y Luz will become another amazing collection for all Latin music fans as it delivers a production that took more than a year to create in recording studios throughout the world, and the end result is Mana at their best.
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minIn the tradition of their irreverent music and innovative videos, Calle 13's original documentary follows the Puerto Rican hip-hop and alternative-reggaeton duo's spiritual journey through the high plains of Bolivia and Peru.
El Alma al Aire en Concierto
Runtime: 1 hr 51 minRecorded at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid (the home of Atletico Madrid Football Club), Alejandro Sanz performs in front of 60,000 hysterical fans. He plays all of his best known songs and is joined by several popular Spanish artists.
Tr3s Presents Juanes MTV Unplugged
Runtime: 1 hr 8 minInternational icon, singer, composer and Colombian guitarist, JUANES presents his first live acoustic album, “Tr3s Presents Juanes MTV Unplugged”. In both critical respect and global commercial success, Juanes has become the leading all-Spanish language music artist in the world over the course of the last decade. Both an electrifying guitarist and gifted songwriter frequently exploring the complexities of love and interpersonal emotion, he is often mentioned alongside artists such as Bono and Bruce Springsteen for his belief in the possibility of social change through music.