Picture by Marylene Eytier
This morning, rock and roll icon Carlos Santana introduced a new version of his protect of Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va” showcasing about 20 musicians from all-around the entire world. The music was offered by Enjoying for Change and created by the organization’s Mark Johnson as part of their Peace Via New music occasion – which is in partnership with the United Nations campaign to support the rights of Afro-descendants and social justice.
Santana was joined on the monitor by his spouse Cindy Blackman Santana, Tal Wilkenfeld from Venice Beach, Calif., Tito Puente Jr. from Miami, Fla., the Al Harban Brothers from the Kingdom of Bahrain, Luis Carlos Cassiani Simarra from Palenque, Columbia, Cory Henry from Los Angeles, Chouloute Minouche from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, André Siqueira from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and extra.
“This music is so comprehensive of good energy and soul that it can make people today really feel joy and that’s 1 of the finest points music can do to transform the environment,” Johnson mentioned. “When we really feel the really like we have additional to give and a deeper link to our shared humanity. The time is now to unite as a human race and music is the finest software we have to make that transpire.”
Puente wrote “Oye Como Va” in 1963 for his album El Rey Bravo. “The tune was published and composed by him and he wished a wonderful cha cha cha that is danceable and straightforward to sing,” his son Tito Puente Jr. mentioned. “‘Oye Como Va’ has endured the check of time and continues to carry people alongside one another to dance and sing collectively, all-around the planet.”
A lot of attribute the song to Santana when his 1970 go over of the keep track of on his LP Abraxas grew to become the band’s very first album to arrive at variety a single in the United States. The track has also remained a vital tune for his live performances for the last 50 yrs. Gold regular, iconic songs that Playing for Transform video clips have facilities incorporate The Band’s “The Fat,” the Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” and
Santana brought the track to a new viewers in 1970 when he included on it his LP Abraxas. It was a strike all throughout the earth and has been a essential portion of his reside repertoire around the previous 50 %-century. Previous Participating in for Improve films have centered close to other traditional tunes from that period like “The Pounds,” “Gimme Shelter,” and Led Zepplin’s “When The Levee Breaks.”
“All our previous Playing for Alter recordings and movies condition our new music close to the globe due to the fact we are constantly assembly new musicians and discovering new approaches to connect the earth via music,” continued Johnson. “One matter we have learned making these Actively playing for Change tracks about the entire world is that no issue how numerous issues in this life divide us, they will in no way be as robust as the energy of music to provide us alongside one another. A person heart and one particular song at a time.”
View the movie for the recording of “Oye Como Va” down below: