MUSAS VOL. 2 by Natalia Lafourcade Turns into another big win for CHECHE ALARA!
The producer, composer/arranger, music director, conductor and virtuoso keyboardist
has just finished composing the music for The Titan Games (NBC), Death By Magic (Netflix),
To Tell The Truth (ABC) and the ALMA AWARDS (NBC).
"WE WON!!! Natalia Lafourcade Oficial “Musas Vol. 2”
won the 2018 Latin GRAMMYs for Best Folk Album!!!
I’m beyond happy, proud and truly thankful .... A huge THANK YOU to all the academy members who voted for us, to my delightfully talented sister Natalia (I’m sooooo proud of you, always) for trusting me to produce this musical journey with the amazing Gustavo Guerrero, to the magical Los Macorinos, to our beautiful family at Sony Mexico Guillermo Gutierrez Leyva Maité Garcia Azu Olvera Vidaurri Queta Calderon, Kevin Lawry, Hector Castillo Daniel Bitran Arizpe Noah Georgeson, Luri Molina Uriel Herrera and the amazing Gavin Lurssen and Lurssen Mastering Diana Rodriguez Guillermo Ignacio Morales Vitola Mirna Solorzano Sylvio Fagundes Thank to the best manager, big brother in the world Greg Cham. More importantly thank you to my amazing wife Mindy Chang, my beloved son Marco , the best parents in the world Gloria Audoand Jose Maria Fernandez Alara , my whole family back in Argentina, and all the friends who support and encourage me day after day. I love you. Thank for everyone who listened and appreciated the many months of work we put into these albums. Viva la buena música!!!” - Cheche Alara.
ABOUT CHECHE ALARA:
Cheche Alara has composed music for The Titan Games; (NBC) Death By Magic; (Netflix) To Tell the Truth; (ABC) and The ALMA Awards (NBC) among others. Yet credits tell only half the story.
In addition to his skills as a composer, he brings considerable expertise as music producer, arranger, music director, conductor and virtuoso keyboardist to the table—a skillset expansive enough to make him “one-stop shopping” for creators.
Recalling the time he was invited to join Barbra Streisand’s The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic concert tour as keyboardist—then later, tasked to arrange and record the opening and closing sequences for the production of the tour’s 2017 Netflix special.
In addition to Streisand, artists who’ve availed themselves of Alara’s various abilities are Natalia Lafourcade, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Mike Patton, Alejandro Sanz, and Colbie Caillat.
He’s been brought in to helm recordings like Lafourcade’s Latin Grammy winning Musas, Thalia’s Habitame Siempre and Il Volo’s Grande Amore; to serve as Musical Director at the Grammys Premiere Ceremony, the Latin Grammys, and galas for Caetano Veloso, Shakira and Placido Domingo; leading Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane orchestra, penning arrangements and playing keys; and to create arrangements for Gaga.
Whatever the musical adventure, Alara brings something fundamental to the table beyond his considerable musical chops—a profound warmth and good humor that make him the guy that artists and creative execs want in the room. And whether that room is a recording studio, a concert hall—or a production office, what you get is a consummate player whose joy in creating music is utterly
infectious, and whose generosity in composing, arranging and playing lifts up everyone in its presence.
Those qualities have helped him orchestrate moments, not just tunes—such as pairing Luis Fonsi and Martina McBride at The ALMA Awards, and spearheading a duet between Robbie Williams and Thalia. His musical sensibility is global, but so is his ability to connect and establish trust with creative professionals. They may bring him in for his musical bona fides, but they want him around for that essential spark.