Leoni Torres Teams Up with El Micha for New Single “Recordandote”

It’s a time of rememberance for Leoni Torres.

The 42-year-old Cuban singer has joined voices with El Micha for the single “Recordandote,” and the track’s music video.

Leoni Torres

The first collaborative effort between the Torres and his compatriot, “Recordandote” is a song about a man who’s trying to conquer the girl of his dreams: 

“I spend my life remembering you / and the hours go by remembering you / today I want to love you / I come to give you love.”

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“Recordante,” produced by Colombian producer Daneon, is a tropical-urban rhythm laced with El Micha’s distinguishable voice.

“We were both eager to be able to work together, but we were waiting for the right moment,” Torres expressed in an official statement. “We intend this to be the song that everyone prefers this summer, as it is romantic, danceable, and very fresh.”

The music video, directed by Alejandro Perez, shows both artists dancing in an empty pool as Torres video calls the girl he likes to serenade her with the song.

Torres, who penned “Traidora” by Marc Anthony and Gente de Zona and Pablo Milanes‘ “Para Que Un Día Vuelvas,” among others, wrote this single, which was originally interpreted by Jennifer Lopez and Maluma.

According to an official statement, the song would form part of an unpublished album by Lopez but was never released.

“Recordandote” marks Torres second release in 2020, following “Deja La Tristeza.”

Leoni Torres Releases New Single “Deja La Tristeza”

Leoni Torresis kicking off Valentine’s week with a banger…

The Cuban singer has released “Deja La Tristeza,” the perfect song to dance to during Valentine’s Day

Leoni-Torres

Written by Torres, “Deja La Tristeza” is a salsa track that will encourage you to continue looking for happiness and leave the past behind. 

“It’s a happy song that invites us to see the positive side of life when we feel bad,” he tells Billboard.

Born in Camagüey, Cuba, Torres began his solo career in 2008 and has written songs for other artists, like “Traidora” by Marc Anthonyand Gente de Zona and Pablo Milanes‘ “Para que un día vuelvas,” among others.Filmed in Cuba and directed by Yeandro Tamayo, the music video presents different people who suddenly stop being sad and join in the celebration of love through music and dance. 

Belén Among This Year’s Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

It’s a Lifetime honor for Ana Belén

The Latin Recording Academy will honor a diverse group of Latin music icons, including the 64-year-old Spanish songstress, actress and director with special career honors in a celebration coinciding with the Latin Grammys in November.

Ana Belén

Belén, who has released nearly 40 in her 54 year musical career, received the Fine Arts Golden Medal presented by the Spanish royal family at Toledo Cathedral in 2007. She was nominated for Best Female Soloist for Peces de ciudad at the 2002 Latin Grammy Awards.

In addition to Belén, other artists being recognized this year include Argentine jazz saxophone player Gato Barbieri, Spanish singer  Víctor Manuel, Dominican performer Angela Carrasco, Brazilian pop artist Djavan, Puerto Rican salsa legends El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, and Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés will receive the Lifetime Achievement awards. Violinist Federico Britos, producer Humberto Gatica and composer Chelique Sarabia will, respectively, receive the Academy’s Trustees Award.

“It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees who have been the creators of such timeless art,” said The Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. said in a statement. “Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy. By honoring them we honor our music. They surely will continue to have an influence in both our culture and the Latin music industry.”

The Latin Academy’s special awards honorees will be celebrated during an invitation-only ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 18 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, as part of the weeklong 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards festivities.

Libertad Receives Special Peruvian Medal of Honor

She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy in 2009… And, now Tania Libertad is being honored once again for her 50-year artistic career.

The 59-year-old Peruvian singer has been awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in the “degree of great officer” by Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo.

Tania Libertad

“To be honored by my country not only moves me deeply but also makes me a very privileged person,” the singer told guests at the palace.

In a ceremony at the presidential palace in Lima, Roncagliolo pinned the medal on the famed Peruvian artist, who has spent more than 30 years living in Mexico.

Even though she hasn’t been physically in Peru for many years, Libertad says it’s always in her heart and in her roots.

“I began this wonderful vocation when I was a very little girl,” said Libertad, who has recorded 38 albums and sold more than 40 million copies. “Music has been my whole life and I had the luck to always have great creative people around me, great artists who taught me to stay on the right road.”

Libertad has previously said she feels regret over leaving Peru to pursue greater career opportunities in Mexico.

“In Mexico I had many more possibilities. I already live there for more than twenty years now,” she sad. “It is difficult, and it makes me sad sometimes, not to be in Peru. But when I do concerts over there, I always receive a warm welcome. They are proud of me.”

And Libertad—who has shared the stage with stars like Armando Manzanero, Miguel Bose, Pablo Milanes and Vicente Fernandez—says she’ll continue spreading the “wonderful culture of Peru” to people around the world with her music.