NEW YORK —
Calle 13’s Eduardo Cabra is shedding his Visitante persona in a graphic new movie that serves as a start for his solo job and new document label.
The artist who’s won 28 Grammy and Latin Grammy trophies will now be recognized just as Cabra. The debut is not with no some bloodshed.
In “La Cabra Jala Pal Monte,” filmed pre-pandemic in Argentina and unveiled Friday, a person dressed in black from head to toe and with his facial area protected cuts Visitante’s throat prior to using off his hood to reveal his identity: Cabra himself.
“Without Cabra there is no Visitante,” sings the 28-time Latin Grammy and Grammy winner from Puerto Rico in the track introduced on Friday, whose title — actually translated as “The Goat Pulls The Mountain” — borrows from a Latin American saying about the return to one’s origins.
“I really don’t see it as a loss of life,” the veteran producer explained to The Affiliated Push Friday from his studio in San Juan. “I see it as Cabra was constantly there.”
Cabra obtained fame and important acclaim in the early 2000s as part of Calle 13, a duo he shaped with his brother René Pérez, aka Residente. Though Pérez was the voice of the group, Cabra’s Visitante was its producer and musical director. All over the yrs, he has carried out many other roles: producer of other artists, composer of unique movie scores, creator of Trending Tropics (a duo with the Dominican singer-songwriter Vicente García). The concept of leaving driving his famous nickname, he stated, was to consolidate all those sides of him.
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“La Cabra Jala Pal Monte” is not only his very first song as a primary vocalist, but the first release of his new unbiased label La Casa del Sombrero, or The House of the Hat, centered in San Juan. This, in fact, is what has him additional thrilled: “The make a difference of independence in these times that we are living in, when mainstream tunes has develop into like a one audio.”
His immediate plans for the label consist of working with Puerto Rican songwriter Sebastián Otero and exploring the jibara music in buy to create an “audiovisual document” about the folkloric genre from the island.
Acquiring in entrance of the microphone and the digital camera as the direct designed Cabra sense “vulnerable and super insecure,” something he states has helped him to be a lot more comprehension as a producer.
“Maybe I’ll check out to be a tiny more delicate when I operate with other individuals,” he stated. “Now, when I see somebody as a producer, I can fully grasp what they are likely as a result of and I try to link with that.”
Following thirty day period he will be releasing more music as Cabra the soloist, but he’s brief to point out that he’s accomplishing this “without any expectations.”
“I am undertaking this because I want to keep on doing what I do, which is manufacturing, launching new tasks, collaborating with individuals that I like,” he stated. “This consolidates all the items that I do, but I do them now less than the same hat.”
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