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Hilario Duran snags two nominations in the "Original Song" category at the Canadian Screen Awards
March 30, 2021

Hilario Duran received two "Best Original Song" nominations for "El Milagro" and "Mambo In Dominante" from the Academy of Canadian Screen Awards for his compositions in the feature film "The Cuban" starring Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr., Ana Golja, Lauren Holly, Giacomo Gianniotti, and Academy Award Nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo

Fantastic!!

https://www.academy.ca/2021/hilario-duran/
Florian Hoefner Trio nominated for a 2021 Juno Award
March 9, 2021

A big congratulations goes out to Florian Hoefner and his trio for their 2021 Juno Nomination today for "First Spring" in the Jazz Album of the Year: Group category. We're all very proud of you!
New Alfie Zappacosta single, Unspoken, OUT TODAY!!
January 22, 2021

“UNSPOKEN”, the second single, a soulful, romantic ballad from the upcoming album, "Saved" (Feb 5) by platinum selling singer songwriter Alfie Zappacosta is OUT TODAY on all platforms.
Listen Here and pre-save/add

Alfie describes himself laughingly as “a hopeless romantic,” and that is reflected in much of his writing. He digs deep into his own heart, then translates those emotions into imaginative literary and philosophical insights.

Zappacosta is at the very top of his game here, as a singer, a songwriter and producer. There is that rich soaring voice that has always been his signature, one that, like a fine Amarone Italian red wine, has improved with age, gaining a new degree of resonance evident on Saved.

Alfie's new album SAVED, will be released worldwide on February 5th.
SAVED, the new album by Alfie Zappacosta, out on February 5, 2021. Saved, the single, OUT TODAY
January 8, 2021

The first single and title track from the upcoming new release "Saved", is out today (January 8/21). Pre-order the album and get a free download of the single right away:
https://alfiezappacosta.lnk.to/saved

Pre-save and pre-add the album on Spotify and Apple Music here:
https://alfiezappacosta.lnk.to/saved

SAVED, the new album from award-winning, platinum selling Alfie Zappacosta, out on Alma/Universal on February 5, 2021
Eliana Cuevas feat. Aquiles Báez "El Curruchá"
December 11, 2020

We at Alma Records are proud to announce a new collaborative effort between Eliana Cuevas and Aquiles Báez, "El Curruchá" - Available February 12, 2021 on all physical and digital stores worldwide!

Pre-order/Pre-save/Add the album starting today and receive their first single "Aquel Zuliano" for FREE!

Their second single, "Caballo Viejo" will be available January, 15, 2021!


"Aquel Zuliano"

Composed by Renato Aguirre
Interpreted by Eliana Cuevas & Aquiles Báez

Some background from Eliana about the 1st single “Aquel Zuliano:
When Renato Aguirre received the terrible news of the sudden passing of his older brother Ricardo after a tragic car accident on November 8, 1969, he was four days away from his 23rd birthday. During his seven-year musical career, Renato had accompanied his brother in all of his musical endeavors, with the famous groups Cardenales del Éxito and the Conjunto Saladillo originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Ricardo was Renato’s mentor, his idol, the fourth child in a family of seven.

This devastating news, received when Renato was barely out of adolescence, marked him for the rest of his life, locked him in an eternal haze of nostalgia where he became determined to bring the cuatro of his late brother and companion to stages all over the world -- the same cuatro his brother had left under Renato’s window moments before he died. Renato wrote “Aquel Zuliano” in honour of his brother Ricardo, who was no other than the father of the “gaita zuliana”, a Venezuelan folkloric style popular during the Christmas season.
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