Colombian singer Charlie Zaa launched a new album that pays tribute to the late Cuban bolero singer Orlando Contreras, who he knew from his childhood in Medellín, where the lead singer of the legendary Sonora Matancera orchestra lived.
“In my previous albums I used requintos and guitars for boleros of stars such as Julio Jaramillo and Olimpo Cardenas,” Zaa said in a recent telephone conversation with El Nuevo Herald from Bogota. “With the same respect to the original versions of this CD, entitled De bohemia, we put emphasis on the trumpets to give the sound that characterized Contreras.”
The CD will be on sale in September in U.S. and Latin America, but his new record label, The Entity, distributed to the media his promote first single, En un beso la vida, which in addition to Contreras was recorded with great success by Venezuelan Yordano. (FO)
Source: El Nuevo Herald