New York, New York – September 8th, 2017: RVMK Records is excited to announce the release of Two Beats, One Soul – a 13 track album showcasing the fusion of Cuban and American music. The album, executive produced by Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chewalong with their partners Mark and Kathy Grier, will celebrate and explore the evolution of two cultures focused on Cuba’s impact on worldwide music by recreating traditional Cuban sounds and rhythms in today’s musical landscape. Two Beats, One Soul features music from producers Ray Chew, Louie Vega, Sergio George and Cuba’s own, Manolito Simonet. Simonet also joins fellow Cuban artists Ruben and Gabriel Rodriguez,Xiomara Laugart and Milagros Hodelin. Representing the US are R&B/Soul mainstaysEric Benét, Jon B. and Josh Milan. Rounding out the project is Latin/Pop/Latin Soul artists Jean Rodriguez and Anané.
Accumulating more than 16 Grammy Awards among all participating artists, the album will be digitally released on September 22nd followed by the physical release on October 13th. Accompanying the soulful album will be a long and short form documentary directed by Billie Woodruff, also titled “Two Beats, One Soul,” shot in the country of Cuba. The documentary, to be released in October, visually walks through the album making process, giving supporters an upfront glimpse into the Cuban culture and lifestyle through a musical lens. For a taste of what to expect, listen to the lead single off the project “The World is A Family” produced by Louie Vega and featuring Josh Milan.
“This is an anthem of survival. This project is proof that the music not only survived. It shook hands with all nations…. And it prospered.” –Pablo Guzman