Description of Un Canto Nuevo by Santiago Fernandez
Released on the OCP/Spiritandsong label, Un Canto Nuevo (A New Song) is a delicious combination of danceable Latin rhythms and strong Spanish lyrics. Of the 12 original songs, seven have Scripture-based texts. Intended for use by assemblies and contemporary ensembles, the songs feature accessible, singable melodies and refrains. Prominent themes include evangelization, thanksgiving, trust and comfort, Christian life, and hope. International in flavor, the album features a number of well-known Latin rhythms: the complex, Flamenco-style rhumba, Colombia's famous cumbia, the Cuban bolero, and the lively and joyful merengue, with origins in the Dominican Republic. A featured performer at World Youth Day 2008, Santiago is one of the Church's best new musical evangelists. Un Canto Nuevo will bless and delight all who worship with contemporary Spanish music.