ASCAP Presents an ASCAP Latino Live From Home Q&A: From Visitante to Cabra Thursday, August 6 at 6PM ET
August 5, 2020
NEW YORK, August 5, 2020 – The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) continues its ASCAP Latino Live from Home Series this Thursday, August 6 at 6PM ET with a Q&A with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Eduardo Cabra, aka CABRA and formerly known as Visitante. The ASCAP Latino series premiered April 2020 featuring some of the most celebrated songwriters in Latin music.
During “From Visitante to Cabra,” live on the @ASCAPLATINO Instagram page, ASCAP 2018 Vanguard Award winner CABRA will talk about his music creation process and what moved him to re-brand his name and his artistry. Fans can share their comments with the hashtag #RIPVisitante.
The ASCAP Latino Live from Home Series gives songwriters the opportunity to share their artistry with fellow ASCAP songwriters and their fans. Past participants include: Feid, Noel Schajris, Carlos Vives, Techy Fatule, Consuelo Schuster, Laryn Over, Eix, Akim, NKlabe, Joseph de la Urba, Riccie Oriach and Domino Saints among others.
Eduardo Cabra, one of the all-time leading combined Latin Grammy and Grammy winners (28 awards), has dramatically and permanently retired his longtime Calle 13 and Trending Tropics persona of Visitante. He simultaneously begins a new creative chapter as a solo artist - stepping behind the lead vocal microphone for the first time and now proudly crediting all of his music under his proper name of CABRA – the man who’s been behind the well-known music all-along. Self-produced and composed in collaboration with Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana (and the video direction of Nicolás Sedano), “La Cabra Jala Pal Monte,” his new single, embraces the artist’s avant-garde style, fusing electronic sounds with strong percussion and lyrics detailing the end of Visitante and the liberation of CABRA. The track also represents the first release from CABRA’s newly formed, San Juan-based independent record label La Casa del Sombrero – a literal tip of the hat to his well-known proclivity for sartorial headwear.
The Puerto Rico based, pan-Latin rhythm and global technology minded CABRA will follow today’s release of “La Cabra Jala Pal Monte” with a continued string of songs from the new label throughout the year, while also continuing his work as one of the most musically imaginative and in-demand producers in Latin music. Follow CABRA @metiendocabras.
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