Latin American Quique Escamilla has won a Juno for World Music Album of the year . His record “500 Years of Night”, showed to be a good example of Escamilla’s talent for composing, producing and recording a full album. Release under Lula World Records, it is his second Canadian production.
Quique Escamilla’s music is an umbrella of folk, pop, rock, ska, reggae, rap, alternative and traditional music from his native Mexico plus strong lyrics, protest songs charged with poetry and a social message.
One of the many tracks that should be listen is Track 5, “Okavango” which its lyrics are based on an African which tells a story on how nature every year changes the dry land in to a fertile and organic landscape. Moreover, Track 6 “Huapango del Tequila” is a typical Latin American folk song. The song pays tribute to the life cycle of Tequila.
“500 Years of Night” is definitely a record that deserves a Juno award. We look forward to hear more music from Quique and that this achievement will open doors to new artists and acts within the same or similar music style. As a result, we can say that Canada’s audience is growing.