It’s evident that the urban and Regional Mexican genres are having a moment, but Tropical music — including bachata, merengue, and salsa — does not stay behind.
This week alone, renowned Tropical artists Juan Luis Guerra, Romeo Santos, and Tony Succar, unveiled their upcoming music specials and/or documentaries, respectively, proving that the genre is very much alive.
Bachata crooner Romeo announced his concert film Romeo Santos: Utopia Live From MetLife Stadium and documentary Romeo Santos: The King of Bachata. Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra announced his upcoming HBO Latino special Juan Luis Guerra: Entre Mar y Palmeras. And the award-winning Peruvian musician, composer, and producer Succar announced his music documentary Mas De Mi.
Below, check out the trailers for each in addition to more information.
Romeo Santos, alongside Sony Music Latin, Endeavor Streaming and iNDemand, presents a concert and documentary film both premiering on June 25, 2021, on pay-per-view. The concert film will spotlight Santos’ historical record-breaking performance at the MetLife Stadium in 2019. The documentary will bring to the forefront Santos’ upbringings, busy lifestyle including in-studio sessions and in-between tour dates, and his free “La Gira del Pueblo” tour where he performed for small towns and villages in the DR.
“These films have been such a special project for me, and I’m honored and eager to show it to the world and pull back the curtain on the history of Bachata,” he said in a press statement. “For the film to showcase my upbringing and build up to my performance at MetLife Stadium, where I became the first Latin artist to sell out the venue, it gives me an opportunity to relive one of the most incredible nights of my life while also bringing it inside the homes of my fans across the world.”
Both films mark the first projects of Santos’ production company Chimby Productions. For more information on how to watch and purchase, please visit romeosantosonline.com.
JUAN LUIS GUERRA
Juan Luis Guerra is the latest artist to form part of the HBO Latino concert specials, following Beatriz Luengo, Arthur Hanlon, Farruko, and Diego Torres, to name a few. On his special, debuting at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 3, on HBO Latino and HBO Max, the Dominican composer, musician, producer, and singer, joined by his 440 band, will offer a concert from the lush beaches of Miches in The Dominican Republic.
Produced by Loud And Live Studios, Juan Luis Guerra: Entre Mar y Palmeras will showcase Guerra’s greatest and most recent hits, as well as an intimate look at his most recent audiovisual work, Privé. The concert special, produced by Guerra Films and directed by Jean Guerra, was shot during the pandemic with over 75 crew members and 20 musicians, who followed strict safety and social distancing protocols.
In his music documentary, Succar documents his musical journey from his humble beginnings to recording in his parents’ garage to becoming a Latin Grammy winner. Directed and produced by Succar himself, and filmed over a two-year period, the documentary features performances and interviews with Latin artists, such as Jean Rodriguez, Isaac Delgado, Gian Marco, and more, who formed part in the making of Mas De Mi album, which nabbed the 2019 Latin Grammy for best salsa album.
“The purpose of ‘Mas de Mi’ is to inspire people to follow their dreams regardless of the obstacles and never give up,” Succar said in a statement. “I never imagined how successful it would become and I never dwelled on past failures or future successes, I only focused on the present and creating what I love most – music.”
Mas De Mi will premiere on May 20, for more information click here. Additionally, Succar will release his new album Live in Peru on May 21.