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Acclaimed Cuban Singer/Songwriter Danay Suárez Receives FOUR Latin Grammy Nominations Including Top-Fields Album of the Year & Best New Artist

We at Creative Juice Online are so excited for the raw Cuban talent Danay Suarez for these major nominations for the 2017 Latin Grammys! We have seen her live and were completely mesmerized by her performance and have interviewed her and gotten to know her and her deep rooted spirit. Danay is the real deal and her music reflects the true person she is. We wish to congratulate her manager Eric Vazquez and her entire team for their very hard work. I will continue to work on bringing Danay Suarez to Dallas, Texas to perform in 2018. Please read on. ~ Rikki Rincon

The Fast-Rising Cuban Songwriter and Vocalist Is A Top Revelation /New Discovery In This Year’s Latin Grammy Nominations– Recognized For Her Standout Recent Album Palabras Manuales

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Danay Suárez, is a discovery well deserving of more international notice. She’s a voice of resilience and passionate self-invention…with moody, slow-building songs…[she] sings as often as delivering rhymes and often raps with melodies …[on] calls for self-reliance and musical autonomy… or life lessons: skepticism, humility, serenity. Her finale, built a six-beat Afro-Cuban rhythm and a modal melody into a compelling incantation.” –Jon Pareles, New York Times

 Singer-rapper Danay Suárez brings a calm message of strength and endurance in the face of change – Vibe

 “Cuban singer Danay Suarez was born a poet.. Suarez speaks softly, her voice weary with the weight of years of struggle to release into the world the music she’s long envisioned in her mind.. – Miami New Times

 “Danay Suarez is one of Cuba’s most underappreciated exports. In March, the vocalist and rapper released a new album, Palabras Manuales,that went criminally under-noticed. It’s a strong sophomore effort that showcases Suarez’s sophisticated style of rapping and beautiful singing voice, which intertwines itself with her evocative lyrics like a beguiling ocean spray… I’ve had the great fortune to see Suarez perform twice., and each time she mesmerized with her trance-like dancing to subtle reggae, hip-hop and Cuban beats as her voice lured the audience in. I am also fascinated by her strong artistic integrity; for Palabras Manuales, she made sure everything was exactly as she heard it in her head, even if it took years to bring it to fruition. …I’ve known from the moment I heard her sing that anything coming from Danay Suarez would be well worth the wait”- NPR

“Cuban singer Danay Suárez is a powerhouse of a musician who offers a kind of mash-up of rap and R&B, pouring out lyrics in a breathless stream of sound and thought. she stole the show” – Washington Post

 “There are a lot of assumptions one can make when learning about Danay Suarez, Cuba’s premiere rapper, and most if not all of them would be wrong. Instead of whatever ideas you might have about Cuba, female rappers, or even hip-hop itself, you are faced with laidback rhymes about humanity and the search for spiritual peace. Instead of serving a word attack, Danay is more about a soothing balm of verbal flow. Her soul-inflicted music effortlessly goes from singing to rapping and back to singing again in a manner she herself compares to jazz singers and instrumentalists” – Remezcla

 Meet The Cuban Hip-Hop Artist You Should Know…Despite challenges, Danay Suárez is taking Cuba’s music scene by storm… Suárez focuses on positive messages of self-empowerment and gender equality. Her music style, has garnered her Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu comparisons Huffington Post

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Watch The Album’s Emotional & Visually Stunning First Video “Preguntas” (“Questions”) Filmed At Her Birthplace & Long Time Home In Cuba.

Watch the 2017 Havana Cultura Spotlight of Danay Suárez And Her New Album “Palabras Manuales”

About Danay Suárez

Danay’s main asset as a young singer, born in Havana in 1985, is her versatility, her ability to move from Jazz to Hip-Hop, to the island’s traditional genres without any trouble at all. At the same time, she has the ability to evoke the sweet nothings of Nina Simone and Erykah Badu in a smooth, satiny formula in which the password is elegance. Tempered under the watchful eye of Aldo Rodríguez (Los Aldeanos), she developed artistically with the help of X Alfonso, until she took her giant step with the Havana Cultura Project, prior to the release of her first album, “Polvo de la Humedad” in 2014 (Universal Music, 2014). Since then, and after going through South By Southwest, Hip-Hop al Parque, LAMC, Central Park Summer-Stage, Ted Global Rio, Afro-Latino Festival, LEAF Festival, Méditerranée Festival Ashdod and Global Cuba Fest, all between 2013 and 2016, her acclaim has done nothing but grow, especially after the release of her second album, Palabras Manuales (Universal Latin Music, 2017).

About Palabras Manuales (Manual Words)

Palabras Manuales is an album that one has to listen to several times to discover all its secrets and intentions. The creative process led to composing the music that I would want to buy from another artist. I very much enjoyed weaving words with the melody, the meaning of each lyric  the rhyme  the passages in reverse or the moments in which I sing opera Lyrics. It is a true quilt of genres, but it is obvious that it is meant to be unique rather than pretentious. Ninety Five percent of the album was recorded in the studio, detail by detail analog. Even the delays were generated with the authentic machines, tape delays and not plugins. I’m overjoyed with my guest artists. I chose them for this specific piece and it was possible with their support and their belief in the project. for the first time, Stephen Marley sings in Spanish and I rap at the speed of “El B”  from “Los Aldeanos”. I love how Spanish and Hebrew blend on the track with Idan Raichel and adore Aja Monet’s Thoughts on the Jazz track.  What is special about this album? It has the flow that is sometimes lacking in the industry when it comes to these styles, in particular when they are brought to a Latin American context. It cannot be labeled as a specific genre. It is full of metaphors that must be reflected upon with time.

For more information on Danay Suárez, please contact: John Reilly at 212.878.5076 / jreilly@rogersandcowan.com  or Sylvia Bedrosian at sbedrosian@rogersandcowan.com

Rikki Rincon partners with Music Access, Inc to launch Music Access Latino Recording Label

(Dallas, Texas) May 23, 2016–Founder/Creative Director of Creative Juice Online and a 30+ year veteran in the music/entertainment industry, Rikki Rincon, has joined forces with Music Access, Inc. CEO/Robert Gonzalez to form and launch Music Access Latino, a recording/distribution division that will focus on today’s hottest Latino talent. Rikki Rincon is now President of this newly formed division.

Over the course of his career, Rikki worked as production management, sales and event execution for concert productions in the Texas Region including talent booking, media relations, press junkets and more. Talent and media works included but not limited to Selena, Oscar D’Leon, Brian McKnight, SWV, Havana NRG!, Grupo Niche, Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Celia Cruz, Run DMC, Cypress Hill, Nia Long, Fat Joe, Notorious B.I.G., Chayanne, Luis Enrique, Stevie B., TKA and most recently The Effinays to which have signed with Music Access, Inc. From the early 1980’s Rikki worked marketing concepts/music programming and on air talent with radio properties KNON 89.3FM, 100.3 KJMZ, K-104FM, KICK 99.1FM and KHYI-Y95.

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In 2007, Rikki launched his Digital Brand Management company called Creative Juice Online. Creative Juice Online focuses on the growing evolution of digital communications for companies in areas of social media platforms, amplification, integration, application creative, SEO, SEM and creative concepts.

Rikki is a contributing writer for Monster Nation Magazine, a global online magazine for Monster Products, Inc., the creators of the best headphones, speakers, audio cables and more. Monster Products, Inc. created the headphone for the now global Beats headphones. Rikki reports on entertainment from around USA and internationally to their online magazine. Rikki also is a contributing writer and at digital strategy partner with Mercado Bilingue Magazine, a Dallas based magazine both print and online.

Next, Rikki is a four way partner in  chikiPoP, a music label launched in 2015 to target the emerging youth marketplace with an emphasis on talent ages 8-15, Latino, Urban, Pop and other genres with partners at Music Access Inc, C-Factory Productions and El Creative Ad Agency.

Rikki’s goals and intentions with this new venture with Music Access Latino is to focus on raw talent, not fabricated studio talent and as stated by Rikki “Not just any talent will walk through these doors to the studio, I am only focused on discovering hot, raw talent that lives, breathes music and are perfectionists at their talent and carry a nice balance of talent and personality, from there I can help them along the way. It’s great to team up with the talent of Robert Gonzalez, CEO of Music Access, Inc., his work ethic and ability to set trends and forecast in this industry was fundamental to my decision in Music Access Latino”.

Most recently, the world discovered what was strategically worked on since 2015 and that was the acquisition signing of the Buena Vista All Stars from Havana, Cuba, former members of the world famous Buena Vista Social Club. This news was so huge Billboard requested an exclusive. From this news agencies worldwide have started rolling out story after breaking story. In 2016 the Music Access, Inc./Music Access Latino division will record the new project for the Buena Vista All Stars so the legacy will continue.

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Setting to release on July 8, 2016 will be The Effinays project called “Yellow Blue” via Music Access, Inc. and together our team is working diligently to provide their fans and new ones something special. From Funk, Reggae, Latin Alternative, The Effinays are sounding super nice.  Contact Rikki Rincon at Music Access Latino you may reach him at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com.

Rikki’s current professional profile includes:

  • CEO/Creative Director, Creative Juice Online
  • President, Music Access Latino, a Division of Music Access, Inc. (Label/Distribution)
  • Principal/Partner, R2 Latino Group (PR Agency)
  • Principal/Partner, chikiPoP (Music Label/Publishing)
  • Co-Founder, Social Latino USA (Professional Networking movement Dallas/Austin)

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About Music Access, Inc.

Music Access Inc. is operated and owned by Robert Gonzalez, CEO and is your source for Music and Video Distribution. Some of our vendors include Universal, Sony & BMG, EMI, and E1/Koch. We offer servicing on a retail and wholesale level. On the retail side we offer mail orders, hard to find CD’s, disc restoration, and have the music you want to hear early via pre-orders. On the wholesale side we offer cd manufacturing, artist development, physical/digital distribution, and indie and national placement. Whatever you may need we have your music needs covered.

 

Check out the HISPANICIZE 2015 Recap Video!–Join us in 2016!

Creative Juice Online has proudly attended every single Hispanicize event since it’s debut in Dallas in 2010. From Dallas to Hollywood to now, it’s final home in Miami, our personal second home city, Hispanicize has become a mega “must attend” industry event! Hispanicize is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Without going into this further, enjoy the recap video and we will see you in Miami next April 4-8, 2016! Go to www.hispanicizeevent.com to engage today!