Kany Garcia's nascent success story almost didn't happen. A Puerto Rican-born singer-songwriter who was classically trained, Garcia had just successfully auditioned for the first season of Objetivo Fama (a Spanish-language version of American Idol) when she fell asleep behind the wheel while driving and got into a near-fatal accident. Her condition cost her a spot on the show, but she'd already gained the attention of music labels, and she signed with Sony a few years later. Garcia's not an obvious pop singer -- her voice is huskier and a bit more knowing than the average ingenue, but that's what has made her stand out in a crowded field. Her songwriting skills are not in question, either: she penned three tracks for Objetivo Fama winner Janina; she's also written for sister duo Ha*Ash and others. She released her solo debut, Cualquier Dia (on which she wrote all the songs), in 2007.
Kany Garcia Concert Films
Runtime: 53 minPuerto Rican-born pop sensation Kany Garcia headlines a live concert in the heart of Colombia. Kany (born Encarnita), is a singer-songwriter who first gained fame as a contestant on a television talent competition, Objetivo Fama, in 2004. Her strong and heartfelt repertoire includes new material as well as some of her biggest hits, including “Alguien” and “Cuano Se Va El Amor.” Kany is joined by Franco de Vita, Antonio Carmona, Jorge Celedon and Jimmy Zambrano, and Dani Martin (El Canto Del Loco). The film also contains a great deal of behind-the-scenes footage of Garcia.
Kany Garcia Top Tracks
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.
Homenaje A Las Grandes Canciones, Vol. II
Runtime: 1 hr 4 min"Homenaje A Las Grandes Canciones," is the fourth album and the first live of the Mexican singer Kalimba. This live performance was recorded in 2009 at the Metropolitan Theater where Kalimba performed some of the best classic songs by artists like Juan Gabriel and José José.
A Solas Con Chayanne
Runtime: 1 hr 41 minCHAYANNE is a name synonymous of great musical talent and entertainment. With over 30 years in the music industry, CHAYANNE has accomplished selling over 20 million albums and touring worldwide, making him one of the most important figures in Latin pop. With this new release his fans get the chance to re-live with him, his greatest hits, and experience CHAYANNE’S energizing performance.
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.
The Last Concert: Live From The Astrodome
Runtime: 54 minRecorded live on February 26, 1995. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Selena Quintanilla, the late queen of Tejano music, is caught here in her final performance in Houston, Texas. More a cultural than a solely musical phenomenon, Selena provided American Latinos and Latinas with a bona fide pop star, and unfortunately their first bona fide pop casualty. Here she works her magic on a medley of '70s Anglo disco classics before slipping into more familiar Tejano territory with her biggest hit, "Amor Prohibido" and a slew of crowd-pleasing classics. Her band is tight and adept (her brother plays bass); the crowd goes predictably wild at every opportunity. As a document of Selena's undeniable live appeal, LIVE THE LAST CONCERT is invaluable, and essential for all true Selena fans.
En Primera Fila
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minCristian Castro on his live and historic “Cristian Castro En Primera Fila – Día 1”, performs some of the hits that have meant the most to his fans throughout his 20 year career, while adding four new songs and being accompanied by some of the top artists in Latin music today. His mother, the iconic actress and singer Verónica Castro, joins him on a medley of her hits “Aprendí a Llorar” and “Ven”. He also duets with the transcending Latin pop group, Reik, the incredibly talented female duo Ha-Ash and singer-songwriter Leonel García, former Sin Bandera. Cristian Castro reinvents some of his chart-toppers in this amazing new production, including the energetic “Azul” and seductive ballad “Agua Nueva”
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.
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.