Idyllic location in the Dominican Republic sets the scene for Draco's "Esto es Vida"
The new video for Draco Rosa's life-affirming and sublimely romantic song "Esto es Vida" has just premiered.
The duet with Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra gets a pastoral treatment, echoing the spare acoustics of the recording. The two artists, wearing appropriately tropical gentlemen's attire, play guitars against a backdrop of palm trees and jungle vines at the Engombe ruins outside Santo Domingo. It's the now-bucolic site of a 16th Century sugar mill, a setting that echoes the song's violin-accompanied plea to "cultivate amor" and enjoy the moment.
The transporting video was directed by Guerra's son, Jean Gabriel Guerra.
The song is the latest single off of Draco's album "Vida." Released in March, it peaked at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts. This week, "Vida" is No. 17 on the Latin Pop Albums chart.
"Esto es Vida" first appeared on Draco's 2010 album "Amor Vincit Omnia." See the surrealistic original video for the song, a totally different trip, above.