Cuban Reggaeton Duo Gente De Zona Will Star in HBO Latino Special


The Latin Grammy winners cowl their favourite songs and reminisce about rising up in Cuba.

Cuban duo Gente de Zona will reveal the soundtrack of their lives in Cuba in a brand new HBO Latino music particular set to air on Oct. 26.

Gente de Zona: En Letra de Otro captures the group dwell in Havana, overlaying songs by well-known Latin artists and paying tribute to Cuban classics. The hits set off Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcolm’s recollections of their youthful days in Cuba by means of the hits they heard on the radio or movies they noticed on TV.

Gente de Zona was already a family title on the island, recognized for a distinctly Cuban, family-friendly type of reggaeton, when the group shot to the eye of worldwide audiences after the discharge of 2014’s “Bailando” with Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno. That explosive world success was adopted by chart hits “La Gozadera” and “Traidora” with Marc Anthony.

In the En Letra de Otro particular, Delgado and Malcolm often fall into suits of infectious laughter as they speak in regards to the soundtracks of their lives. There are additionally emotional moments as they introduce songs that embrace Luis Miguel’s “Cuando Calienta el Sol” and Vicente Fernandez’s keystone “El Rey.”

Gente de Zona performs songs from Latin music’s pop canon with verve, rushing up the tempo and including a Cuban timba sound with percussion and brass. The musicians deconstruct the songs, explaining how they infused them with their very own type.

But this upbeat program is at its most participating when the artists introduce the songs, together with when Malcolm recollects the thrill in Havana when the film La Bamba made its belated arrival there on VHS, and danced along with his sister to the title music.

He later visits the college the place he studied music from third to ninth grade -- “the place my goals started.” Delgado reminisces about his first performances at Havana’s rap pageant within the Alamar tasks, and the way he acquired a cassette with Rolando Laserie singing “Las Cuarenta” from his father, who cried to the music when he drank. Gente de Zona performs a transferring model of that basic music on the HBO particular, and later seems a pumping cowl of '60s band Los Zafiros’ “Una Noche de Luna,” which he introduces with an outline of his grandmother, a seductress who had two gold enamel.

Watch the trailer for Gente de Zona: En Letra de Oro beneath.