Posted June 16, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

The Mavericks to Release Their First-Ever Spanish Language/Latin Music Album

The Mavericks
The Mavericks

A band with Cuban-American roots in Miami, the Mavericks will release an album of Spanish language originals and covers of classic Latin tracks that have inspired them on Aug. 21. 

Dubbed En Español, the album stems from the band’s participation in the PBS documentary, Havana Time Machine.

“This is the record I’ve been wanting the Mavericks to make for a very long time,” says frontman Raul Malo in a press release. “I’m a first-generation Cuban-American, and some of these songs are songs my family would play and sing on weekends at family parties and get-togethers. But it’s not all nostalgia either. There are plenty of new original songs that put this record squarely in the moment for us.”

Produced by Malo and the band’s longtime creative partner Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, Sheryl Crow), En Español will be released by the band’s own Mono Mundo Recordings, supported by Thirty Tigers. The Mavericks are also joined once again by their Fantastic Five sidemen – along with special contributions from longtime collaborators, such as Grammy-winning keyboardist and arranger Alberto Salas and Tejano accordion legend Flaco Jiménez.

In mid-June, the band offered a “first taste” of the En Español album with the release of the first single and video “Poder Vivir (To Live).”


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