2011, the Year for Calle 13
The Puerto Rican duet Calle 13 became the stars of the Latin Grammy music awards night in 2011, with an album that made history in the Latin Grammys. With it, they threw a message to the world: Latin America is making a significant mark in the world of music.
“Entren Los Que Quieran” (Come In If You Want) , the title of the CD, was their presentation card and it was demonstrated that there is still a long walk to go and that music can move the world.
It was a definitive moment for the group. Their profound lyrics with a social message and their peculiar style left behind very popular figures who almost always respond to the demands of the industry.
We are minstrels singing the things that don’t get in the newspapers, said René Pérez and Eduardo Cabra who will produce another disc in 2012, this time in English..
For many specialists and critics, Calle 13 has become a musical phenomenon without frontiers. It is one of the most respected groups so far in this century, they say.
Rejected by certain sectors, they have been gaining ground against all odds. They even competed in the Grammys with a CD like this one, which raised eyebrows at Sony Music, their recording company and they passed into history as the Latin artists with the biggest number of recorded discs (19).
“We are a band swimming against the stream, not because we want to, but because it is just natural to us”, expressed Calle 13′s lead vocal after learning that they had set a record with 10 nominations to the Latin Grammys. One of their most acclaimed songs was “Latin America.”
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