2018 LATIN GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER ROGER VELÁSQUEZ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ROGER VELÁSQUEZ AND THE LATIN LEGENDZ ¡BUENA VIBRA!
Artist and producer Roger Velásquez announces the March 24th release of his new album Roger Velásquez and the Latin Legendz ¡BUENA VIBRA! For the San Antonio based independent record label VDiscos.
¡BUENA VIBRA!” is the eighth studio album by the Latin Grammy® Award winning artist and producer. The album features original compositions, all written and arranged by Velásquez. In a tradition of originality ¡BUENA VIBRA! exudes excellence, creating timeless pieces of modern classics. The record features orchestration containing live strings and powerful horn arrangements performed by the Latin Legendz horns. Velásquez performance exhibits that he is in his prime which is demonstrated in all eleven tracks.
¡BUENA VIBRA! also features guest performances by Jeff Nathanson (formerly of Luis Miguel), Rebecca Valadez (Janet Jackson), Georgie Padilla (Fania All Stars, Bobby Valentin, Frankie Ruiz), and Lee “Sparky” Thomason (Jim Waller Orchestra). The album also includes collaborations with Jim Waller (Los Blues) and introducing jazz master pianist Christopher Villanueva.
“¡BUENA VIBRA! is the album I have waited my whole life to make. I have always wanted to create a body of work reflective of my musical journey and all of the life lessons I have learned along the way. All eleven songs on this album are snapshots in time throughout my life, pivotal moments I felt inspired to memorialize in song. Music that matters to me, rather than the kind that is simply expected of a Tejano . As a citizen of the World, I feel compelled to create music that resonates with my brothers and sisters across the globe,” says Velásquez.
The artwork on the album demonstrates an international mindset. All photos were shot on location in Lisbon, Portugal and artwork was created by Artists At Play Medellin, Columbia. Roger Velásquez and the Latin Legendz ¡BUENA VIBRA! was recorded and engineered by five time Grammy® Award Winner Joe Trevino (Blue Cat Recording Studio, San Antonio, Texas) and mastered by Kurt Wipfli, Wiptrax.
Roger Velásquez and the Latin Legendz ¡BUENA VIBRA! is filled with romance and reverberates with an array of colors and textures. The orchestration is a breath of fresh air in a World full of loops, samples and canned beats. Real music performed by consummate professionals! Please enjoy our ¡BUENA VIBRA!
Siempre Voy Amarte: https://youtu.be/fvi1UAhYpWM
Dame Amor: https://youtu.be/29qvoDXTQ_Q
Algo No Esta Bien (Cumbia): https://youtu.be/4wdvHCZNZAc
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From TEJANO NATION BY SYLVIA M. CARRIZALES
Tejano Nation caught up with Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz before the 39th annual Tejano Music Awards on Nov. 16 and he spoke about the group’s upcoming album for 2020, the group’s latest video, “Somos Ganadores,” and their TMA performance where they would be playing some of their newest music.
“It’s a beautiful day,” Velasquez said. “It’s a great time to be Tejano.”
Velasquez simply described his music as “Tejano,” referring to his win last year for Best Tejano Album at the Latin GRAMMYs.
Velasquez invited fans to his website, rogervelasquez.com, for his latest music, including photos of the group’s 2018 Latin GRAMMY win for Best Tejano Album with “Tex Mex Funk,” and when the group was presented with an award at the 2019 Latino Coalition Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. earlier this year.
Check out Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz on Facebook and catch the group’s new video for “Somos Ganadores,” featuring Joe Posada.
•vi·sion noun the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. — the dictionary
Visión 20/20, the highly-anticipated album release from Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz on independent record label VDISCOS, is their first studio album following a Latin Grammy win in November of 2018 for Tex Mex Funk. Visión 20/20 is Velasquez’s perspective of life as an American of Mexican descent in the 21st century. The focus of Visión 20/20 is on the current issues that affect Latinos in the world today.
Visión 20/20 was recorded at Blue Cat Recording Studio in San Antonio, Texas, and engineered by multi-Grammy award-winning producer Joe Trevino and mastered by two-time Grammy Award winner Camilo Silva (Camilo Silva F Mastering, Bogota, Colombia). This feel-good album features guest appearances by Latin Grammy Award winners: Joe Posada, Sunny Sauceda, Max Baca, Rebecca Valadez and from the cult classic film “Blood In Blood Out,” Jesse Borrego.
Visión 20/20 is a labor of love, jam-packed with Chicano soul delivering a rhythmic drive that draws on traditional orchestra Chicana with a Tex-Mex flair. The trumpets, trombones, and saxophones pack a punch. It’s a magic carpet ride through time and space, with waves that move to the flow of a lush Latin beat.
The album’s lead single release, “Somos Ganadores,” composed by Velasquez, and co-arranged by a former member of Fania All-Stars, Jorge “Georgie” Padilla, was released at the beginning of this year and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular YouTube hits by the San Antonio recording artist.
Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz — “Somos Ganadores” feat. Joe Posada
The album is filled with songs about current issues that affect Latinos in the world today. In “Amor Del Otro Lado,” Velasquez addresses the immigration issue through a glass-half-full perspective, where love overcomes all obstacles. “Botellas de Tequila” addresses the alcoholism and drug addiction that plagues our communities. “Somos Ganadores” is a celebration of life and triumph. “Entierrenme en Tejas/Bury Me in Texas” illustrates what it means to be a descendant of Mexican immigrants, living the American dream. “Cryin’ Over You” expresses Velasquez’s deep feelings of grief after the loss of a loved one.
Visión 20/20 is available today at all digital music platforms. Learn more about Roger Velasquez and The Latin Legendz at the official website RogerVelasquez.com.
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