LOS ANGELES, CA – November 17, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – VidaLexus RPM is an original weekly web series that takes audiences on a musical journey, exploring different Latin music genres and reengineering their sound with the help of Latin pop sensation Raquel Sofía.
The series follows Raquel as she travels to four U.S. cities – Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles – to learn more about the types of Latin music that have had a strong a cultural presence in each region. Along the way, she enlists the help of expert local musicians to reimagine each city’s genre by combining classical elements with her unique contemporary sound.
Throughout her travels, Raquel collaborates with some of the best producers and musicians, including: Mr. Pauer; DJ Le Spam from Spam All Stars; Tony Smurfio from Afrobeta; Ulises Lozano from Kinky; and Marcelo Tijerina from Mexican Dubwiser.
The journey begins November 7 in Miami with Son Cubano, followed by a stop in New York to explore Salsa. Latin Jazz is the focus of the third stop in Chicago, and the series culminates in Los Angeles with a look at regional Mexican music. In 2016 Vida Lexus RPM hits the road with stops in Chicago on November 30. And in 2017, in Los Angeles, featuring Raquel Sofía performing songs that were recorded during filming. Four songs will be released by Sony Music Latin in an exclusive EP on Spotify and feature original music videos published exclusively on VidaLexus.com.
For press inquiries and an inside look to the “RPM – Reengineering Popular Music” story, please contact Walton-Isaacson at 323- 677-5358 or email [email protected]
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Launched in 2009, VidaLexus.com is an online lifestyle platform that was developed to showcase luxury living in a way that reflects the Hispanic community’s rich cultural contributions to innovation and creativity. The site contains articles and videos that take a behind the scenes look at a wide range of topics and events, including Lexus’ VIP by-invitation-only event series, VidaLexus Presenta. The Lexus lineup of new models and other Lexus specific information is included, and all in both English and Spanish.
About Raquel Sofía
Singer, songwriter and musician from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, turned a digital phenomenon and Latin Pop’s great new promise, thanks to her unique songwriting style and vocal abilities. She released her first single “Agridulce” digitally in 2014 and grossed over 3.6 million streams on Spotify in just six months! Her first EP titled “Te Odio Los Sábados” has already obtained over 11 million streams on Spotify, making her the “Artist To Watch.” In 2014, Raquel was signed to Sony Music Latin and released her first solo EP and debut album the following year. Raquel Sofía received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 16th Latin Grammy Awards and her performance at the award show was very well received.
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