The Urban Influencer | Album Review

The album, executive produced by Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew along with their partners Mark and Kathy Grier, celebrates and explores 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, Milagros Hodelin and Etian “Brebaje Man.”

Representing the US are R&B/Soul mainstays Eric Benét, Jon B. and Josh Milan. Rounding out the project is Latin/Pop/Latin Soul artists Jean Rodriguez and Anané. And adding the cherry on top of this musical and cultural collaboration are reggae artists Shaggy and Red Fox.

The result is a lush, rich fusion of latin rhythms, soulful vocals, and vibrant melodies all wrapped up in a bilingual, multi-cultural opus.

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