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Gente de Zona con 6 Nominaciones a Premio Lo Nuestro 2017

December 7, 2016 at 7:59 PM ET [Nevarez Communications] – El dúo más influyente de Cuba, Gente de Zona obtuvo 6 nominaciones para la 28va. Entrega Anual de Premio Lo Nuestro. Estas nominaciones fueron tanto en la Categoría General como en la Categoría Tropical. La ceremonia se transmitirá en vivo a través de Univision desde el American Airlines Arena en Miami, Florida el 23 de febrero de 2017.

Los nominados fueron anunciados durante el día de ayer y Gente de Zona aseguró 6 nominaciones en las categorías “Álbum del Año” por Visualízate, “Colaboración del Año” por Traidora ft. Marc Anthony, “Grupo o dúo del año”, “Álbum Tropical del Año” por Visualízate, “Canción Tropical del Año” por Traidora ft. Marc Anthony y “Artista Topical del Año”. Visualízate cuenta con tres hits mundiales: “La Gozadera”, “Traidora”, ambos junto a Marc Anthony, y “Algo Contigo.”

Gente de Zona, debutó en el primer lugar en ventas con su primer álbum lanzado en Estados Unidos “Visualízate”, que salió a la venta el 22 de abril de 2016, bajo el sello de Magnus Media/Sony Music. Además en su semana de salida lograron el #1 en ventas en Ecuador, Panamá y Colombia. El álbum es Disco de Platino en España, Doble Platino en Colombia y Oro en Chile.

El álbum nominado a la 28va. Entrega Anual de Premio Lo Nuestro “Visualízate” cuenta con 13 temas que incluyen los éxitos “La Gozadera” y “Traidora” ambos junto a Marc Anthony, además de “Piensas” junto a Pitbull, “Por ti”, “La tentación” y “Algo contigo”. El video de este último ya cuenta con más de 29 millones de visitas en su canal de VEVO en Youtube. Entre los videos de Traidora, La Gozadera y Algo Contigo suman un total de aproximadamente 798 millones de visitas en su canal de VEVO en Youtube.

Gente de Zona ganó el Premio Billboard de la Música Latina en las categorías “Artista tropical del año, dúo o grupo” y “Canción Tropical del año” por su canción La Gozadera junto a Marc Anthony. En la segunda edición de los Latin AMA’s, su álbum Visualízate se llevó el galardón como “Mejor Álbum Tropical”. Pero, no tan solo eso, sino que el pasado mes de Noviembre se llevaron a casa el Latin Grammy en la categoría “Mejor Álbum Tropical del Año” por el mismo álbum, Visualízate.

Su álbum “Visualízate”, bajo el sello Magnus Media/Sony Music Latin, se puede ordenar a través de iTunes en el siguiente enlace iTunes: Visualizate.

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Gente de Zona con 6 Nominaciones a Premio Lo Nuestro 2017

HBO Latino Award Winning Music Film “The Poet of Havana” based on Singer-Songwriter Carlos Varela Airs October 23

September 24, 2015 at 7:20 AM ET [The Brand Phoenix] – The Poet of Havana pulls back the curtain on internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist. Filmed in Havana, this moving documentary reveals how Varela was influenced by his country, politics and people, and how he has influenced them in return through his music.

The concert special is directed and produced by Ron Chapman. Producer, director and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on to manage musical artists and produce albums. His legendary Toronto music club “The Edge” provided a scene for some of the most exciting international artists of the day, and he promoted concerts in the city’s premier venues. He established a film production company, produced and directed rock videos, and for decades has produced and directed television commercials for some of the world’s leading brands. Chapman founded the successful Canadian advertising agency Brandworks International.

Featuring exclusive access and backstage moments during a variety of concerts, the film includes interviews with Jackson Browne, Benicio del Toro, Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique, and more as they discuss one of the most beloved artists of our time – some even joining him on stage. Also featured throughout the special are many of his emotionally-charged performances and songs.

Having endured many censorship battles with the Cuban government, Varela’s music is personal, poignant, and poetic; he has even been called “Cuba’s Bob Dylan” and a voice of his generation. That voice has loudly struggled for the individual freedoms of his homeland and has gone through great effort to build bridges between Cuba, the US, disenfranchised Cubans and the people of the world. Discover the musical, cultural, political and social significance that is Carlos Varela in The Poet of Havana airing on October 23, 2015 at 8PM ET/7PM CT on HBO Latino. You can also catch the special on HBO on Demand, HBO GO and HBO Now.

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Fidel Castro Resigns from Communist Party Leadership

Fidel Castro, 84, announced his resignation from leadership of the Cuba Communist Party today in an article published on Cubadebate.cu.

Along with the changing face of the Communist Party comes the easing of Cuba’s property laws.

The BBC reports that for the first time since the 1959 Communist Revolution, Cubans will now be allowed to buy and sell private property. For more than 50 years, Cubans’ have been restricted to passing their homes on to their children, or engaging in a corrupt system of swapping.

In a speech Monday, President Raul Castro said “the party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism.”

President Castro also said that top political positions will be limited to two five-year terms.

Fidel Castro resigns

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