News about the current music scene
As every month, we bring to you all of the entertainment news related to Latin music and the current situation of its most important exponents in order to keep all our dear International Salsa Magazine’s community of readers informed, which is always very aware of the latest news.
Today, we are going to talk about two beloved stars who have left Latin music at the top because of their great talent and perseverance they have shown during their artistic careers. It is always an honor for us to be aware of all their projects and make them known through this platform.
A new book by Sophy Hernández
Famed Puerto Rican singer Sophy Hernández has published a book about her life entitled Sophy de Puerto Rico: Desde lo más íntimo (El poder de luchar para triunfar). In this material, the artist reflects on all she has lived through to become the person she is today and unburdens herself to certain difficult details in order to be able to forgive herself. Likewise, she also talks about some unprecedented details of her family and personal life that have not been previously shared.
Sofia Hernandez Font (her birth name) recently commented that she has spent many years going through places that were very important to her during her childhood, so that she could begin to rehash as many details as possible about what she has been through in the town of San Sebastian, where she spent most of her years as a child. It was precisely there that her passion for music was born, which would become her career as an adult. Sophy seeks to motivate any young person who reads the book in the future to achieve their dreams despite the circumstances.
After she has presented the book, the singer expressed that the work has served as an outlet for her, since she was able to describe on the pages those painful moments through which she passed, but at the same time, to forgive those who caused them. She also talks about the extramarital affair that her mother (black) had with a married man (white) and how she made his way up and get ahead.
Luis Perico Ortiz’s new recording production
Puerto Rican trumpeter Luis Perico Ortiz has recently announced that he will be recording his latest album with some very special guests. After more than a decade staying away long from the stage and dedicating to teaching, the artist has revealed that he will get back to the recording studio to record his latest album with several hugely successful singers such as Milly Quezada, Domingo Quiñones and Tony Vega. Due to the friendship that binds him to the aforementioned stars, the material will be called Sigo Entre Amigos, like the first promotional single.
Ortiz commented how happy he was with the reaction of his friends at the moment of proposing to work with him on the album. He said that Quezada, Quiñones and Vega did not even let him finish talking and were made available to whatever he needed.
As for the musical aspects of the album, Perico has made it known at least six of the songs will have the typical style of the salsa singer’s other works, but three others will be based on the big band concept.
By: Johnny Cruz correspondent of International Salsa Magazine in New York City, New York
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