Arthur Hanlon's Encanto Del Caribe

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In ARTHUR HANLON'S ENCANTO DEL CARIBE, pianist/composer Arthur Hanlon, the most recognized name in Latin instrumental music today, brings together some of the biggest and brightest stars in Latin music for a thrilling "Caribbean Fantasy" that includes a mix of Latin standards beloved by music lovers everywhere and original material that spans all cultural influence and appeal, including instrumentals and songs sung in English and Italian. The concert, taped at the historic San Cristobal fort in Puerto Rico, features crossover superstar Marc Anthony, living legend Cheo Feliciano, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, top-selling female Italian artist Laura Pausini, Grammy-winning Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez, and newcomer Ana Isabelle. Set in the 500-year old castle fort, a United States National Historic Site which has never before allowed crews inside, and backed by a 40-piece orchestra, dancers, acrobats and scenic views of Puerto Rico, the concert song list is the perfect soundtrack to escape to a "Caribbean Fantasy," or "delight" that is the show name's English translation, an aural and visual escape for audiences. "The repertoire for Encanto del Caribe was carefully chosen to reflect the convergence of cultures that is at the heart of my music and the musical melting pot of Caribbean itself," explains Arthur Hanlon. "In composing the original tracks, I tried to capture all the influences that make my music what it is: the Ireland of my grandparents, Spain, the jazz and blues I grew up with, and of course, the Latin music and rhythms I have embraced in my career and that have embraced me."

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