In association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference
After debuting in the #1 position of the U.S. Latin Alternative & Rock in iTunes chart and as #2 on the general chart of Mexico, “Voluma,” the second and anticipated soloist album of León Larregui begins to show signs of becoming one of the most acclaimed albums this year. The album’s first single, “Locos”, which also debuted at #1 on iTunes a few weeks ago, was placed on the top of the national Latino Monitor radio charts. The song’s video, which was directed by León Larregui himself, was launched with great success on Vevo and Youtube, totaling up to more than 6.5 million views in just a few weeks. Four years after the successful launch of “Solstis,” the first and celebrated solo album of León Larregui which was certified double platinum on sales, the Mexican musician, singer, composer and filmmaker presents an album recorded in Hippocampus Studios (Paris) and Panoram (Mexico City) between September 2015 and January 2016, again under the production of León Larregui himself, alongside of Adanowsky, Rob and Jack Lahana. “Voluma” is a deep and personal album with twelve new songs full of romance, nostalgia, and the author’s reflections of a new stage in his life and being a father. It’s a sincere album, open to the interpretation of the listener, and is the solo project that the vocalist of the band Zoe will be hitting the stage with at Pal’Norte and Vive Latino on April 16 and 23, respectively, thus commencing an extensive tour through Mexico, Latin America and United States.
One of the masterminds behind Brazilian band Los Hermanos and founding member of the samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Amarante is an inescapable musical figure in his native South American home. Breaking out of the Brazilian market in 2008, alongside friends Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro, Amarante formed the group Little Joy and the trio released their self titled debut album which gained critical acclaim in the US and worldwide. Living in the US since then and recording and performing with such artists as Devendra Banhart, Gilberto Gil, Adam Green, Tom Zé, and Marisa Monte, Amarante is now ready to release his stunning first solo album “Cavalo”, which will be available worldwide on May 6th.