On the song and the music video of Do not tell me No by Raul Paz and El Micha.
The audiovisual of the theme ” Do not tell me No ” is the first to promote the phonogram named “The Other Corner”, by the Cuban artist Raul Paz.
In its original version, the song was included in the album Ven Ven (Come, come), only in voice of the singer.
“To Fiallo, the director of the novel- which inspired The Other Corner Soup Opera – liked the song.
I also had a debt, because I always wanted to record with El Micha for the record Ven Ven, but we had no time. He is one of my favorite singers of his genre, “said Raul Paz.
A very new image is present in this video, developed with 3D technology, under the direction of the director Ermitis Blanco and his team.
Raul Paz commented: “I really like the work of Ermitis and Abel, with them we had already made another animated video, the one about the theme “Ven Ven “. The idea was to do three animated. When it came time to do the second clip they proposed to do it in 3D, which took longer, more resources, was more expensive, so it was a challenge at the time and I said yes.
I love making things possible. I found it very interesting that they would risk making a 3D video.
Those who saw “Ven Ven” will be able to realize that it is the same personage, the bad and the good that we have inside each person. So there you will see Raulito the bad guy that has the same girlfriend of “Ven Ven”.
The novelty is that El Micha incarnates a very correct and educated boy, the wave is to change the idea that you have of someone or something and how could be the opposite in real life. Things can change a lot. ”
As for the plot of the clip, start in a studio. Then there is the parallel story that shows the daily life of these characters that Raul identifies as the good and bad of each of the protagonists. These in turn are in the same building to see each his girlfriend, and in this circumstance, show a totally different behavior.
On the album The Other Corner
The album “La otra esquina” (The Other Corner), by Cuban composer Raul Paz, brings together the original music of the soup opera of the same name.
The CD contains twelve unpublished themes and reflects a wide stylistic diversity. It was the first time EGREM took over a production of Raul Paz.
One of the challenges in conceiving each title, said the singer-songwriter at a press conference, was the desire to integrate the soundtrack as a character of the plot, which reflected well the theme of the series, which is the Cuba of today.
Paz proposed, and he achieves it, that the music combines with the development of the plot and that characterizes situations and characters.
In the album several of the songs are interpreted by artists that enjoy great acceptance in the musical scene of the country like Leoni Torres, Alain Daniel, Laritza Bacallao and Waldo Mendoza, among others.
From the instrumental point of view the author was accompanied by great instrumentalists of the contemporary Cuban scene, among them Andy Rubal (piano), Nan Sam Fong (guitar), Frank Rubio (bass), Anthuan Perugorria (drums), Rolando Luna (piano), Gastón Joya (bass), and Ruy Lopez-Nussa (dums).
>About Raul Paz
Raul Paz was born in San Luis, Pinar del Rio, 1969. He composed his first songs at age 10.
At 17 he went to Havana, where he received special courses of performance, and graduated in the specialty of Classic Singing in the Superior Institute of Art of Havana. As an actor, the audience was able to appreciate him in the Cuban film “Hello, Hemingway” and in the Cuban television program dedicated to Adventures.
In 1996 he went to South America and ended up in France. There he obtained a scholarship to study a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Canto at the Paris Conservatory. Then, in that city he learned singing and harmony in Scola Camtorum and began to sing.
In the mid-1990s, Raul made a living by playing in clubs New Morning, Hot Brass and Bataclan and became one of the pioneers of the Cuban wave. He was seen by Ralph Mercado, founder of the RMM Label, and recorded his first album, Cuba Libre.
After a time he signed with Patrick Zelnik’s Naïve Label and “Mulata” Album was born in 2003. From this great success he outlined his own style that has a little bit of everything: trova, salsa, pop, electro, funk, timba, fusion.
The CD Revolution tours and promotional concerts launched him to the world and back to his country, where he was welcomed by a loyal audience, so came the albums Live and At Home.
He has worked with Tito Puente and his orchestra, in the Orishas Project with M. Niko and Liban, and shared with musicians from the world as Celia Cruz, El Canario, Luis Enrique, Isidro Infante, India, Oscar D ‘León, Marc Anthony, Rosario Flores, Diego Ramon Jiménez (El Cigala), among others great.
Other of his record productions are Havanization, Ven Ven and the recent phonogram La Otra Esquina (The Other Corner).