New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
" is an original composition by Rafael in the bomba style with an infectious groove and with roots in the traditions of Porto Rico. The video is directed by Vincent
Egret, whose clips include the mega-Latin music hit "Danza Kuduro
" by Don Omar
featuring Lucenzo, (a clip that has obtained over 550 million views on YouTube) as well as videos for Florence K., Florent Pagny, Natasha St. Pier, Big Ali, Bonnie Tyler, Mellowman, Dubmatique, Rainmen, and Qbanito.
The video "Margarita
" was produced in Montreal during the summer of 2014 during which the orchestra Rafael & Energía Dominicana performed at high profile festivals and events such as The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Festival International Nuits d'Afrique, Festival International Rythmes du monde, Les Jeux du Québec and more. The video was initially launched in Montreal with support from a variety of media, that included live appearances and performances at Canadian television networks such as CTV, Global Montreal Morning Show and an official Montreal hometown video launch presented by ICI/Bloque Latino/ TELERITMO with host Elkin Polo-in addition to + on radio, newspapers and social networking.
The song "Margarita
" was produced by Rafael, Jesus Alejandro "El Niño", Kuky Carbuccia and Pascal Laraque in Montreal, Canada and is Track #7 on the album Enamorarse en la playa (Vivo Musique). The album launch of Enamorarse en la playa, video launch of "Margarita
" and the recent high profile Canadian festival performances mark a period of achievement for Rafael, an artist often referred to as a fighter, or in Spanish, a luchador. He is a passionate performer who never gave up his dream to present his music to the world. Originally from the city of Bani in the Dominican Republic, he is attached to his roots, and produced Enamorarse en la playa with his culture at heart, combined with creating the contemporary essence of a club atmosphere and the dance floor. Rafael says: "Dreams come true when you have faith in God, you persevere and work tirelessly. It is never too late to achieve your goals. I say this with much humility, but also proudly, to present our Latin music.…oye ke lindo suenaaaa!"
The video for "Margarita
" is available in a variety of broadcast formats and through Vivo Musique's digital distribution partners at Believe Digital
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music
Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio
Rafael & Energía Dominicana:www.rafaelenergia.com