Eduardo Cabra, the artist and producer also known as Visitante, has teamed with Dominican singer Vicente Garcia for his first post Calle 13 solo project, called Trending Tropics. A single is due Sept. 14, with an album to follow later this fall.
The album will be a joint release between Sony Music Colombia and Sony Music Spain, Billboard has learned, through a new deal Cabra and Garcia made with the global company that partners the two regional offices for the project.
Cabra, who has produced 13 albums for other artists, in addition to his groundbreaking work with Calle 13, previously told Billboard that Trending Tropics is a collaborative recording whose “common denominator is the production.”
In addition to Garcia, who won the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2017, the album will feature Ana Tijoux, Li Suamet of Bomba Estereo fame, Amayo from Antibalas, Pucho and Guille from Spanish rock band Vetusta Morla, and musician and producer Carlos Alomar, best known as David Bowie’s guitarist.
Sony calls Trending Tropics, “an innovative multi-media, music fusion project” with music “born from the traditions of Afro-Caribbean and Caribbean cultures and rhythms – intertwined with the sounds of boundary pushing contemporary/ experimental recording techniques and timely lyrical subject matter.”
Cabra previously told Billboard that reggaeton, approached “in a different way” will be part of the mix.
In an announcement from Sony, Cabra called Trending Tropics, “a project that was made with much love and with a brutal sense of art.”