Vol. 2 – Romance

A Collection of Latin Love Songs

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 "Romance" CD cover
“Romance” CD cover, featuring vocalist Sylvia McNair
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Latin American Music Center is releasing Romance: A Collection of Latin Love Songs.  Featuring Grammy-award winning vocalist Sylvia McNair, and the stellar performances of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music jazz faculty Tom Walsh, Jeremy Allen, and Luke Gillespie, Romance takes us through the soulful and intoxicating experience of Latin American love songs. Romance conjures images of platonic, playful, and contented love, along with stories of passion, betrayal, and heartache, and told through the rhythms of bossa nova, bolero, and cha cha cha from Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. Produced by IU’s Latin American Music Center, with participation by the young leaders of its Latin American Popular Music Ensemble under the direction of Guido Sánchez-Portuguez, Romance includes famous songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Agustín Lara, and Consuelo Velásquez, among several other classics of the genre. Singing in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Sylvia McNair shows us a new facet of her vocal virtuosity, and joins the ranks of famous American singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Linda Ronstadt in their embrace of the great Latin love songs.- Radio station WFIU broadcast “Latin Love Songs” featuring a selection of songs from the CD with host Sylvia McNair on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 7 p.m. (EST).  You can listen to the program here.- Follow the link for the CD’s official press release (February 13, 2012): “Romance CD Featuring Vocalist Sylvia McNair Released by Jacobs School’s Latin American Music Center”Romance is an IUMusic-LAMC production from the Indiana Jacobs School of Music. 

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