Carlos Vives Launching “El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana” Documentary in Partnership with Grammy Museum

Carlos Vives is celebrating Colombia’s indigenous roots in music in a special way…

The 59-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter is launching a special documentary, El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana, this Friday, August 21 on the Grammy Museum’s digital museum.

Carlos Vives

In May, Vives released his 14th studio album, Cumbiana, which married Colombia’s past with the future. The album shed light on the indigenous roots of Colombian music in a 10-set production that includes collaborations with Jessie Reyez, Alejandro Sanz, Ruben Blades and others.

Vives decided to bring his extensive research and musical exploration to the masses via the documentary, which is directed by Carlos Felipe Montoya and produced by Isabel Cristina Vasquez from Mestiza Films.

Vives spotlights the history of the amphibian universe to better understand the origins of cumbia and vallenato music, the ancestral spirits that inspired his latest production, and the environmental challenges the Magdalena River ecosystem is facing.

“I discovered a lost world. That’s the truth,” Vives previously told Billboard.

“We’ve always spoken about our African heritage in music. We’ve always thought that the most uplifting elements of our music came from Africa or from European rhythms like polka. But it turns out it comes from Andean or indigenous music. This album highlights the joy of the fusion of African, European, and indigenous music.”

El Mundo Perdido de Cumbiana, which also elaborates on the creative process of Cumbiana, will be available at 1:00 pm PT on Friday, August 21 at the Grammy Museum website for 72 hours only.

Following the screening, Vives will attend an exclusive conversation with NPR Alt Latino’s Felix Contreras to further discuss the documentary.

Fanny Lu Releases Video for New Female Empowerment Single “En Mis Tacones,” Featuring Paty Cantu & Melanie Pfirrman

Fanny Lu is celebrating women through music…

The 47-year-old Colombian pop singer/songwriter is reversing roles in the music video for her latest single “En Mis Tacones.” 

Fanny Lu

On her latest track, her first release since signing an exclusive record deal with BMG, Fanny Lu recruited Mexican singer Paty Cantú and California-native rising artist Melanie Pfirrman, resulting in a new female empowerment anthem.

Fusing urban, vallenatocumbia and pop rhythms, the bilingual “En Mis Tacones” conveys the message that women are hard-working and independent, among many things.

And with lyrics like “put yourself in my heels so that you understand and that it is clear who is in control,” Fanny says she wanted to pay homage to an important part of femininity: the heels.

“It’s an invitation to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, especially men in the shoes of women,” Fanny expresses. “But it is also an important message for all human beings to have compassion and be understanding of others. There’s nothing more appropriate than putting yourself in each other’s shoes!”

Fanny Lu’s reference to heels isn’t just metaphorical, but also literal in the video.

Unlike the song, which was recorded in 2019, the music video, directed by Iñigo Abaroa and produced by Miguel Ferrer of Magic Films, was filmed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The innovative production shows all three artists using a game controller to control with their male counterparts, who are trying to balance themselves in heels. 

Toward the end, the three men finally understand the powerful message of “En Mis Tacones” and can easily manage walking, modeling and even dancing in a pair of pumps.

To make the video come to life during the quarantine period, Magic Films sent professional equipment, including lights, props, a smoke machine and more, to each artist and directed their shots via video calls.

For the rest of the year, Fanny Lú tells Billboard she’s going to focus on creating more empowering music for women, working on special collaborations, and helping her son kick off his music career as well.

Greeicy Releases New Single “Los Consejos”

Greeicy is seeking new counsel…

Quarantined in Colombia due to coronavirus pandemic, the 27-year-old Colombiansinger/actress is using the time to create new music and accompanying heartfelt videos. 

Greeicy

Following “Los Besos,” released in the midst of lockdown, Greeicy has released the single “Los Consejos.” 

The romantic ballad-turned-pop with hints of vallenato and reggaeton is about life lessons and the importance of following advice from your loved ones. 

“Mama told me to be careful because you can lose what you neglect, and she was right,” Greeicy chants. “It hurts to love you and you’re so far/ I had faith that we would grow old together.” 

In its melancholic lyrics, Greeicy tells the story of a person who regrets ending a relationship. 

“Today, more than ever, the advice hurts.” 

In a music video directed by Dario Burbano, Greeicy dons a cream top with ruffled sleeves and a fuchsia-colored skirt as she performs the song outdoors.

Juanes Releases Behind-the-Scenes Footage from His “La Plata” Video Shoot

Juanes is taking you behind the scenes of his latest music video…

Juanes

The 46-year-old Colombian musician has released the exclusive behind-the scenes footage of the music video for his oh-so-catchy new single “La Plata,” a collaboration with Lalo Ebratt

“La Plata,” released last month, fuses vallenato with cheerful and funny lyrics that stick in your head. 

The official video has logged more than 34 million views on YouTube

The clip was recorded in Colombia under the direction of 36 Grados.