In Enrique Iglesias' spectacular new video for the single "Bailando," a young Cuban flamenco troupe swirling in red dresses meet up with street dancers with some mad soccer skills in one of the best choreographed encounters since the Sharks met the Jets.
"This video is one of the favorites of my career," Iglesias said during an appearance Spanish channel Antena 3's entertainment show "El Hormiguero."
The video features Iglesias with Descemer Bueno – the Cuban singer/songwriter who co-wrote the song with him, and Cuban reggaeton band Gente de Zona. The video, debuted today (April 11) on Vevo, was directed by Cuban Alejandro Perez, and includes footage shot in the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The featured dancers are from Havana's Ballet Litz Alfonso.
Bueno, one of Cuba's biggest stars, has collaborated with Iglesias on past hits "Loco," "Cuando Me Enamoro," "Lloro por ti," and "No Digas Que No." The writing partners composed "Bailando" over a year ago, and Bueno recorded a first version of the song with Gente de Zona and shot a similar video in Havana. Iglesias and the Cuban artists also recorded an English version of the song with Sean Paul.
Iglesias' "Sex & Love" is currently No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart. He will appear at the Billboard Latin Music Conference for the Superstar Q&A on April 23. Iglesias is a seven-time finalist for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, airing live April 24 on Telemundo.