QBanito Gets a good rap
Singer, lyricist and composer of contemporary music, this intense artist brings a special collection of sensibilities to his work. Born in Havana, Cuba, he immersed himself in Hip Hop and R&B genres during his youth and then began writing his first songs. At 18, he moved to Montreal, where he discovered an infectious cultural diversity that played a major influence in his work. Soon he was adding Mid-Eastern and French tastes and colors to his music. He recently released his first Spanish album in the United States, Adivina Quien Llego. While gearing up for his next album and a U.S. tour, he lends his unique style and flavor to Indart Music projects. His career is far from a wrap.
Songs from "Qbanito" have been featured in the following:
"Lloraras" featured in "Prison Break" (Fox)
"Sazon Le Pongo" featured in "CSI: Miami" (CBS)
"Abriendo El Show" featured in "Dark Blue" (TNT)
Reggaeton is a form of urban music that became popular with Latin American youth in the early 1990s. After its mainstream exposure in 2004, it spread to North American, European and Asian audiences. Originating in Panama, reggaeton blends West-Indian music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba, plena, salsa, merengue, latin pop, cumbia and bachata as well as that of hip hop, contemporary R&B, and electronica. However, reggaeton is also combined with rapping or singing in Spanish.
While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latino hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific rhythm that characterizes reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow." The name is a reference to the title of the dancehall song by Shabba Ranks that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s. Reggaeton's origins represents a hybrid of many different musical genres and influences from various Puerto Rico countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.
Arrangement: Jesus A. Perez, Neiver Alvarez
Flute, Piano, Tres Jesus A. Perez
Keys/Synths: Neiver Alvarez
Vocals: Neiver Alvarez, Jesus Alejandro El Nino
1. SAZON LE PONCO (N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
2. LA MIRADITA (J.A. Perez-Alvarez (ASCAP), N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
3. LLORARAS (J.A. Perez-Alvarez (ASCAP), N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
4. FIESTA LATINA (N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
5. MOVIENDO SLOW (N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
6. RECOGIENDO LOS PONYS (J.A. Perez-Alvarez (ASCAP), N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
7. ABRIENDO EL SHOW (N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
8. ESQUINA PELIGROSA (J.A. Perez-Alvarez (ASCAP), N.A. Alvarez (SOCAN)
Produced by Neiver Alberto Alvarez (Qbanito) and Jesus Alejandro "El Nino" Perez.
Engineered by Neiver Alberto Alvarez (Qbanito) and Jesus Alejandro "El Nino" Perez at Qbanito Studios, Montreal, Canada.
Mixed by Daniel Indart and Danny Osuna, Indart Ranch Studios, Tarzana, California.
Executive producers by Daniel Indart and Sara Traina.
Graphics and cover design by Qbanito.
File Under: World/Latin
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