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William Vivanco de La Habana, Cuba lanzará su nuevo secillo con Music Access, Inc.

Comunicado Inmediato a la Prensa
10 de agosto de 2017
Contacto: Rikki Rincon
214-549-1201
r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com
 
(Dallas, Texas) El súper talentoso músico cubano William Vivanco de la Habana, Cuba lanzará su anticipado y esperado sencillo titulado “Bailarina” como estreno mundial a travéz de la compañía Music Access y de su división Music Access Latino en Dallas el próximo viernes 11 de agosto de 2017. El nuevo sencilo estará disponible digitalmente en todas las tiendas tales como Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play entre otras más.
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William Vivanco, nacido el 6 de octubre de 1975 en Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, es un compositor y músico cubano. Vivanco aprendió a tocar la guitarra frecuentando la Casa de la Trova en la calle Heredia de Santiago, “robando acordes”. Improvisaba en las calles y también actúo en un coro profesional con niños. Entrenó su voz, aprendiendo las técnicas que le permitirían desarrollar su estilo vocal percusivo y distintivo. También participó en Romerías de Un Día y en el Festival de Cantantes de las Américas en Guantánamo.

Vivanco llegó por primera vez a La Habana cuando tenía 23 años. El sello Bis Music de Santa Clara lo descubrió y le ofreció la posibilidad de hacer su primer disco en solitario en el 2002 llamado “Lo Tengo To ‘Pensa’o”, una mezcla de música brasileña, pop y reggae. Su canción y el videoclip acompañante de “Cimarrón” se hicieron populares. “Cimarrón” se refiere a los esclavos africanos que huyeron de sus amos españoles. En 2006, Vivanco grabó su segundo disco en solitario, “La Isla Milagrosa”, producido por Descemer Bueno y Roberto Carcassés. En los últimos tiempos, Vivanco ha empezado a distanciarse de sus melodías más funkier, poppier en favor de la música que es más “Santiaguera” (de Santiago), más cubana, más rítmica – más tradicional. Vivanco ha actuado también en Francia. En el 2003 se presentó en el festival Les Transmusicales de Rennes y en el 2004 en el Festival Paleo de Nyon en la noche cubana de Les Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon y en agosto de 2005 tocó en el festival de Les Nuits du Sud. (Fuente: Wikipedia).

Rikki Rincón, Presidente de Music Access Latino, una división de Music Access, Inc. declaró: “Después de varias conversaciones con William Vivanco desde el 2016 y de ser presentado a través de un colega de la industria, siempre fue una idea maravillosa el poder trabajar con él y finalmente llegó a Music Access, Inc. Estamos muy emocionados por la oportunidad de trabajar con el muy talentoso cantante, compositor y productor William Vivanco. Después de ver su trabajo con algunos de los mejores talentos de Cuba durante la última década y luego de conocerlo como persona, estamos más que convencidos de que más allá de su talento es una persona realista, con la que esperamos crecer “.

William Vivanco lo dice claramente acerca de su nuevo single Bailarina inspirada en el poema de José Martí”: “La bailarina española, mezclada con música árabe, española, celta kizomba y reggaetón”. “La canción Bailarina se inspiró en el poema de José Martí: La Bailarina Española, música mezclada con sonidos de kizomba árabe, español, celta y un poco de reggaetón”.


William Vivanco se une al productor José Ángel, en el violin William Roblejo, Reiner Mariño en la guitarra flamenca, y la mezcla y materización a cargo de Luis Durán. Crédito de la foto a Cinthia Bapa. El nuevo single saldrá a la venta el viernes, 11 de agosto de 2017, en el mercado digital a través de Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, Music Access, Inc. y otros. Para las relaciones con los medios de comunicación y las entrevistas, póngase en contacto con Rikki Rincon al r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com o al número de teléfono 972-686-7700 ext 14.

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William Vivanco of Havana, Cuba to release new single with Music Access, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2017
Contact: Rikki Rincon
214-549-1201
r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com

(Dallas, Texas) Super talented William Vivianco of Havana, Cuba will release his next, much anticipated single, titled, Bailarina, worldwide with Dallas, Texas’ own Music Access, Inc., on Friday, August 11, 2017. The new single will be available everywhere digital music is sold, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play and more.

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William Vivanco (born October 6, 1975, in SantiagoCuba) is a composer and musician. Vivanco learned to play guitar by frequenting Casa de la Trova on Calle Heredia in Santiago, “stealing chords”. He busked in the streets, and also performed with a professional children’s choir. He trained his voice, learning the techniques that would enable him to develop his distinctively percussive vocal style. He also played day-long romerias and at the Festival of Singers of the Americas in Guantánamo.

Vivanco first came to Havana when he was 23 years old. The Bis Music label at the Santa Clara song festival spotted him and offered him the possibility to make his first solo album in 2002 called Lo Tengo To’ Pensa’o, a mix of Brazilian musicpop and reggae. His song and the accompanying video clip “Cimarrón” became popular. “Cimarrón” (literally, “one who lives on mountaintops”) refers to African slaves who ran away from their Spanish masters.

In 2006, Vivanco recorded his second solo album, La Isla Milagrosa, produced by Descemer Bueno and Roberto Carcassés. In recent times Vivanco has started to distance himself from his funkier, poppier tunes in favour of music that is more “Santiaguera” (from Santiago), more Cuban, more rhythmic – more traditional.

Vivanco has performed in France. In 2003 he performed at Les Transmusicales de Rennes festival, then in 2004 at the Paleo Festival de Nyon, at the Cuban night of Les Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon, and in August 2005 he played at the Vence festival Les Nuits du Sud. (Source: Wikipedia).

Rikki Rincón, President of Music Access Latino, a division of Music Access, Inc. stated “After several on and off discussions with Mr. William Vivanco since 2016 and being introduced via a industry colleague, this was always a wonderful idea that eventually came to fruition. We at Music Access, Inc. are very excited to work with the very talented singer/songwriter/producer William Vivanco. After seeing his work with some of Cuba’s best talent over the past decade or so and then getting know him as a person, we are more than convinced that beyond his talent he is a down to earth person, one we hope to grow with”. 

William Vivanco clearly states this about the new single, Bailarina inspirada en el poema de Jose Marti.:La bailarina española. Mesclada con musica arabe,española, celta quisomba y regetton”. “The song Bailarina was inspired in the poem by Jose Marti: The Spanish Bailarina. Music mixed with sounds of arabic, spanish, celtic kizomba and a little bit of reggaeton”.

William Vivanco teams up with producer Jose Angel and on violin William Roblejo, on Flamenco guitar, Reiner Mariño and mixed and mastered by Luis Duran. Photo credit to Cinthia Bapa. The new single goes on sale Friday, August 11, 2017 everywhere digital music is sold via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, Music Access, Inc. and others. For media relations and interviews please contact Rikki Rincon at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com or 972-686-7700 ext 14.

WILLIAM VIVANCO GLOBAL MEDIA COVERAGE:
New York Times
ESSENCE Magazine
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Ciber Cuba Noticias
Radio Cadena
CubaTiene
BOHEMIA
14 y Medio.com
TV Santiago

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Havana NRG! 24K Magic (Merengue Power Version) Friday, June 23rd!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017

(Dallas, Texas) The very hot Havana NRG! having just released their Merengue rework of Jennifer Lopez’s “I Ain’t Your Momma” on 6/9/17 worldwide are set to release another hot reworked power Merengue single originally brought you by Bruno Mars “24K Magic”! For those that have been seeing the group live have already experience the fire brought to this reworked production and the crowds are going wild!

The new 24K Magic Power Merengue rework project releases worldwide on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 everywhere digital music is sold! From Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Music Access, Inc. We recently received some great news that the “I Ain’t Your Momma” single was added to full rotation to DFW’s Ritmo 99.5FM and online radio station and The Surge DFW. This next single is to be added soon! All radio station programmers, mix show DJ’s contact us today at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com to get your copy. All media for interviews and coverage of Havana NRG! and hot new single call 214-549-1201.

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Havana NRG! continues to set record for Dallas band performing the longest weekly residency in history of city!

In a market such as Dallas, Texas where one would think a Tejano, Mexican/Regional or Urban group would create this major buzz level has turned out to be a hot band originating from Cuba. What had originally started as another orchestra in 1999 eventually had made major adjustments and changes to convert into one of, if not the hottest Tropical orchestras in the Southwest and many have gone even further than that in their description of this amazing band. Havana NRG! officially rebranded and launched as their new name on July 31, 2002 under the band direction and management of Mariela Suarez of Havana, Cuba.

Just to give you a brief background overview of Mariela Suarez as many, if not most do not know, from the age of four she began to appear in TV, radio, documentaries and theater as part of a musical children’s group, “Meñique”. She studied at the music academy specializing in piano and violin. In 1987 she won first place in a national contest for violin students. Mariela graduated with a technical and professional title as instrumentalist and violin professor. In 1989 she was selected to participate the Young Musicians World Orchestra as a violinist becoming the first Cuban in history to be accepted for this kind of event. In 1992 she was part of the prestigious orchestra of the Cabaret Tropicana in Havana, Cuba as keyboard player. Along with Ivan Martinez was musical director of the band “Cuestión Seria”, which won the 1995 Novel Orchestra award in Cuba. During three years she participated as violinist in the symphonic orchestra of Nuevo Leon and was professor of violin in the Instituto Superior de Musica in Monterey, Mexico.

This amazing band consists of top notch industry musicians such as Michael Romero (Lead singer, Composer and lead trumpet), Ivan Martinez (Vocals/Timbales/Engineer), Ilumin Avila (Vocals), Jeff Fort (Saxophone, Flute),  Luis Avila (Congas/Percussion), Melvin Garcia Rivera (Percussion), Geobar Nodal (Trumpet), Ramon Rodriguez (Bass). Go to their website www.havananrg.com to read their many accomplishments in their prospective careers and see why things have shaped up the way they have. This is just one of many reasons why, that above and beyond the majorly and classically trained musicians in the band is her ability to direct the band and maintaining way ahead of her competition in setting trends, not merely following them.

What started at Gloria’s in Addison was initially viewed as a longshot dream and those back in the early days of the band felt there was a shot a weekly residency in a time where it was rarely taking place in Dallas, Texas, a city that had it’s share of Salsa and Merengue at a few festivals, rarely on radio and only a couple of Salsa clubs so doing this would take a major risk. So after much convincing by then member Willie Martinez and others in the band, owner Jose Fuentes gave it a green light and said “let’s try it”. During this same time in 2002 Havana NRG! were performing at another major Wednesday hotspot called Sipangos and the buzz carried over into this new Friday and Saturday night weekly location. All this at a time where nothing was going on Friday and Saturday nights in Addison, Gloria’s decided to open and no cover from 10pm-2am.

It took several months to catch on and when it did it created a massive buzz in the market and had grown to such proportions Gloria’s had to seek out much larger space next door that formerly housed a Brook Mays music store.  Many famous international talent have either visited Gloria’s Addison to see Havana NRG! perform or have also shared the stage with them. Artists such as the famous Dave Valentin, Ana Maria Polo (National Television Host of “Caso Cerrado”Show), Tito Puente Jr. Afro Cuban All Stars just to name of a few.

Havana NRG! released their debut CD “Camino al Cielo” in 2004 worldwide via NRG Records and received rave reviews from major publications such as HISPANIC, Dallas Morning News, Latin Beat Magazine, Timba.com and a host of others as tours took place in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alaska, Seattle all over Texas just to name a few. In 2009 the band released their second and long-awaited CD “La Receta Perfecta” and this was a strong follow up to their debut CD containing new sounds and production styles by Ivan Martinez, Michael Romero and Mariela Suarez. The CD continues to sell well today and fans from Spain, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, London, USA, Switzerland, etc have joined the band in celebrating la musica Cubana!

Today in 2016 Havana NRG! continues to perform every Friday and Saturday since 2002, that is more than 14 years solid. Their fan base is another of the most interesting things as they are not your “typical salsa band”, not Havana NRG!. The NRG in their name means New Rhythm Generation and for that and many other reasons they are always inventing New Rhythms! From Cuban Timba, Cubaton, Merengue, Top 40 Remixes done 100% by the band in remix fashion from Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor to others on the way, Havana NRG! fans are not just Latino, but almost 50% are a wide range of diverse nationalities. This makes their brand hot then, now and the future.

In a city such as Dallas, Texas much is written and reported about Rock, Hip Hop, Country and Pop but rarely do you see local publications writing features about Salsa, Merengue and the huge loving movement by its locals. Every once in awhile you will read about mega stars touring through our market but little do many realize that Havana NRG! has performed for millions of visitors and locals for over 14 long years and non-stop! Yes, there are many other Top 40/Funk/Country bands that have been performing even longer in this market but at the same venue and packing the crowds in on Fridays and Over 1,500 on Saturdays? Yes, this is rare but so is Havana NRG! At this rate Havana NRG! appears to have a very long future packing in the #1 hotspot Gloria’s in Addison.

Follow their social movement via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.havananrg.com. A little early buzz is being brewed that the band is back in the recording studio hmmm more to come! For all media relations and bookings contact rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi.

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The Effinays CD Release Party Packs Up!

On Saturday night July 9th, 2016 Dallas’ funk groovemasters The Effinays highly anticipated CD release party took place at the Gas Monkey Dallas. This day was met with a very close call of cancellation due to the weather condition but for some reason the band felt this was their night, this night would not happen again and what took place explains it all.

Faced with inclement weather and a city coming off one of it’s worse tragedies in history of violence just 2 days before this show truly presented many obstacles and to see this venue packed up against all odds meant one thing, The Effinays fanbase is loyal and they have attracted many new ones along the way. Upon arrival to the Gas Monkey we witnessed almost 300 fans packed in the outdoor stage anticipated The Effinays. Not just your average fan base, the fans that follow The Effinays reflect the diversity that makes up the band. From Caucasian, Latino, African American, and others, from their music, their energy, positive outlook to the most important aspect of it all, how they treat their fans, this all plays a major role to the image and brand that is The Effinays. Local band Loyal Sally, whose music set entertained the crowd very well, did a wonderful job entertaining this crowd.

As the night grew, the temperature outside dropped to a beautiful 79F, wonderful breeze as The Effinays hit the stage opening up with their intro jam “Welcome to the Effin’ Show” to a sound and light show that threw everyone into an Effin’ frenzy! From that point to every song after that, The Effinays meant some serious business and they brought every element of sound that uniquely describes who they are: Funk, Reggae, Rock and Latin Alternative and they did is so seamlessly one would think these guys are ready for just about any venue, arena or tour. From what we witnessed these guys are ready for a much bigger league beyond the local Dallas scene and should these type of performances continue that dream is very much within reach. A special song that was dedicated to the Dallas Police Department in light of the recent tragedy was “Problems” by The Effinays. Once you hear this track you will see how we, as a community can come together when faced with our worse problems. A classy moment and one filled with appreciation and gratitude on behalf of the band.

The entire concert showcase included every single track from their new CD and fans love them some Effinays! You can buy your full length copy of “Yellow Blue” via Music Access, Inc. online today at iTunes, Amazon, CD Universe, Best Buy and everywhere music is sold. To book The Effinays for your next concert showcase tour, nightclub contact Music Access, Inc. at 972-686-7770 or email rob@musicaccessinc.com. We wish to acknowledge and thank CW33, Mercado Bilingue Magazine, DStyle Magazine, 8K Publicity, KNON 89.3FM and the Gas Monkey Dallas for all the support. Follow The Effinays via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.theeffinays.com.

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