New on HBO Latino this October is an electrifying music special from Latin GRAMMY® winners Gente de Zona. In Gente de Zona: En Letra de Otro, the Cuban duo reinvent ten classic hits for new audiences. Shot entirely in Havana, Cuba, the music special features a stunning performance before a live – and dancing – audience along the picturesque Havana seaside promenade. Gente de Zona: En Letra de Otro premieres on Friday, October 26 at 8pm ET/PT and will be available on HBO GO®, HBO NOW®, HBO On Demand® and partners’ streaming platforms.
In addition to the show, the group’s lead singers, Alexander and Randy, recount memories, visit their old neighborhoods, and tell the stories that inspired their song selection. This dynamic mix of interviews and performances personalizes the special and makes for a more intimate evening. Hit songs covered include “El Rey,” “Cuando Calienta el Sol,” “Si Tú No Estás,” “Idilio,” “A Bailar el Toca Toca,” and more.
Gente de Zona’s career spans over a decade and a half, as they’ve explored and refined their sound, evolving from a grassroots rap collective to the chart-topping duo we know today. Their launch into the high-profile Latin music scene began with “Bailando,” a collaboration with Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno, which became one of the biggest hits of 2014. In 2015, Gente de Zona released their own back-to-back critically-acclaimed “La Gozadera” and “Traidora,” in collaboration with Marc Anthony. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the amazing team at Sony Music Latin once again, to bring Gente de Zona’s new project, dedicated to bringing some of Latin music’s hit songs to life,” said Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural and International Marketing, HBO. “With this concert, we’re giving audiences an opportunity to reminisce in the nostalgia of the music and experience firsthand the beauty and history of Cuba.”
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