Latin Update: April

Just confirmed, a Spanish version of The Prayer of Jabez Music?.A Worship Experience will be available June 16. This disc will be distributed through EMI Latin.
On April 13, Jaci Velasquez will take part in the Franklin Graham crusade in Gainesville, FL. She recently taped an appearance on Don Francisco Presenta. The show will air May 1st at 10:00 p.m on Univision. Jaci recently shot a Spanish TV commercial for KLTY to air locally in Dallas. She also recorded a telemarketing campaign for KLTY’s listeners. CNN Espanol interviewed Jaci on Good Friday. The interview aired on 200 stations across the US. Jaci is nominated for a Dove award in the category of Spanish Language Album for her album, Mi Corazon. She is also a finalist for a Latin Billboard award in the following categories: Hot Latin Track of the Year – ‘Como Se Cura Una Herida’, Pop Album of the Year, Female – ‘Mi Corazon’, and Latin Pop Airplay Track of the Year – ‘Como Se Cura Una Herida’. Jaci will record her third Latin album with Sony Discos this summer for a fall release. Jaci is also currently searching for songs for her fourth CCM album to be recorded this spring and released early this fall. Jaci lent her voice to a soundtrack for Crusader Film’s upcoming release, ‘Joshua’ that is scheduled for release April 2nd.
4/11/02 Chris Rodriguez is currently writing for new artists Paige’s sophomore album with Hunter Davis, Chris Faulk, and David Rice.
Chica formerly Alma Latina, recently returned from LA where they recorded with Reed Vertelney (Plus One) and other producers.
4/10/02 Latin pop recording artist Freddie Colloca recently shared his faith and a few new songs with an enthusiastic sell-out crowd at Nashville1s Gaylord Entertainment Center. The Miami-based singer was invited by the Nashville Predators to perform several songs from his upcoming One Voice Records project Unconditional at the hockey team1s Share Your Faith Night. Colloca was a big hit with Predators fans.
4/08/02 March 29th Freddie Colloca was the special guest on Nashville’s Fox affiliate morning show, Mornings on Fox 17 , hosted by Charlie Chase and Kelly Sutton. He spiced up breakfast with two of the newest singles “Savior My Savior” and “Unconditional,” from Unconditional.
Also, Family Christian Stores has just chosen Freddie as one of only 2 artists to be showcased in their “New Music Now” program for July. In every single Family Christian Store across the country, Freddie and his new One Voice Records project Unconditional will be prominently featured in a special “New Music Now” store display as well as an in-store listening center. He will also be part of a 2-page special feature in the July Family Christian Stores catalog.

With her upcoming album, Love Someone Like Me,
singer/songwriter Patty Cabrera combines a pop record with Latin flair. Although Patty has two previous albums to her credit, Love Someone Like Me is the first release from Patty’s company, LA based, Patrona Productions. Patty just wrapped up shooting an EPK in New York City for Love Someone Like Me.
4/2/02 Miami, FL: During the Easter weekend, Ileana Garces was featured on Univision1s Primer Impacto (First Impact ), which features headline news and special stories. Univision, the #1 Spanish language network in the U.S., has more than 100 million viewers worldwide.
4/1/02 Insync Music Latin Salsa artist Puchi Colon and his band will perform and minister on his summer “Salsa Praise” Tour 2002. The tour, sponsored by Jovi Productions, is scheduled to take Puchi, along with his band, to more than 6 U.S. cities,
from June 26 through July 2, 2002. The tour will travel from New Jersey through Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; St. Louis, MO; Chicago; Detroit, MI and Milwaukee, WI. They will also be Ministering at “Big Splash” 2002 held in Ocean Grove, NJ on June 22.
Puchi Colon is also preparing to hit the streets with his upcoming release in English, “Salsa Praise,” due out this spring. The album is produced by Puchi Colon. Salsa Praise will be distributed through Insync Music by IMG Distribution and Latin Door Distribution.


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