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“Carlos Vives Discusses 5 Key Tracks from his Tribute to Rafael Escalona”

Colombian superstar Carlos Vives recently paid tribute to the legendary composer Rafael Escalona by recording a never-before-released song written by Escalona himself. Vives revealed the track, titled “La Casa en el Aire,” in an exclusive interview with Billboard. He explained how the song, which was composed in the 1950s, came into his possession and shared his excitement about bringing Escalona’s music to life for a new generation of listeners.

“La Casa en el Aire” is a testament to the timeless appeal of Escalona’s songwriting and the rich musical heritage of Colombia. Carlos Vives’ rendition of the song showcases his unique ability to blend traditional Colombian sounds with modern musical elements, creating a fresh and innovative interpretation of a classic composition. The track serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring legacy of Rafael Escalona and the profound impact he had on Colombian music and culture.

In the interview, Vives also discussed his deep admiration for Escalona, who was a close friend of his father’s. He explained that his family’s connection to the iconic composer inspired him to explore and preserve the musical traditions of their shared homeland. By recording “La Casa en el Aire,” Vives is not only paying homage to Escalona’s genius but also ensuring that his music continues to inspire and resonate with audiences around the world.

The release of “La Casa en el Aire” marks a significant moment in both Carlos Vives’ career and the history of Colombian music. By recording this previously unreleased song, Vives is further solidifying his role as an ambassador for Colombian culture, while honoring the memory and contributions of the late Rafael Escalona. As fans eagerly await the opportunity to hear Vives’ rendition of “La Casa en el Aire,” they are reminded of the rich musical tapestry that connects generations of Colombian artists and the power of music to transcend time and borders.

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