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Josh Santana Releases New Album

Josh Santana might sound like a new name or a fresh face once seen on the cover of his new Filipino-Hispano inspired album entitled, "Eres Tu" - or "It's You" as it goes in English. However, Josh is no longer a newbie in the Philippine music scene. He is remembered most vividly, whenever ˜Meteor Garden" is mentioned, as the singer who tagalized this ABS-CBN chinovelas theme song, which eventually grew into a mega hit. Moreso, josh will always be remembered as the loveteam of Carol Banawa in the highly successful teleserye "Bituin".

Having left showbiz for a while to finish a degree, Josh is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts Major in English Language and he admits that he was busy in school during the time he was seldom seen on TV. Nevertheless, he is now returning via an album entitled "Josh Santana - Eres Tu" that reveals more of his musicality. Josh introduces 10 Fil-Hispano songs in his new album, all with Spanish/Latin flavor. His carrier single, "Eres Tu" is a Spanish classic that was very popular in all Spanish speaking countries, including the Philippines, when it was launched in the 70s. It has been revived by more than 100 international and latin artists and Josh is the only Filipino singer who made a pop version, that is already playing on radio stations in Metro Manila.

Josh renders one pop and one ballad version of the song "Eres Tu" both of which are included in the CD. Another Spanish classic is "Historia de Un Amor," (that many would remember from the versions of Spanish idols Luis Miguel and Julio Iglesias) that was based on a story about an intense love affair after which a beloved woman dies. Other revivals are Selena's "Dreaming of You," and Gloria Estefan's "Don't Wanna Lose You Now." Josh also recorded Rihanna's "I Hate That I Love You" with some lyrics translated to Spanish. Josh also included 3 original Tagalog songs with latin flair; an upbeat song entitled "Eres Mio"; two power ballads "Kahit Minsan Lang," and "Magpakailanman," and Josh's own composition, "Estar Contigo" (to be with you) with English and Spanish lyrics. The over-all Album Producer and arranger is Paulo Zarate.

When asked why he chose to record a Fil-Hispano album, he said "This is the first time I'm choosing my music without pretension. I believe that music is a universary and very powerful language and I really want to share something I truly enjoy listening to." He further explains that, Spanish language and music is very familiar to Filipinos, since we borrowed most of our Tagalog words from it. Also, Filipino music is very similar to Spanish music since they both come from the heart. He says it was a daring decision, but worth a try.

Josh was born with parents who both have strong Spanish heritage. He tells us that he learned simple Spanish from his parents, which
eventually improved as he grew up hearing his grandparents and other relatives speak. Josh himself speaks conversational Spanish and
is a big fan of Spanish music and he believes that by singing this genre of songs, he could bring new enjoyable music to his followers.

In line with the release and promotion of Josh Santana "Eres Tu" album, Josh will have some TV guestings and appearances in different shows and an Album Mall Tour have been lined up. First stop is SM Baliwag on April 4, 2009 and he will visit selected SM Supermalls in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Josh Santana "Eres Tu" (It's You) CD Album is produced by Zachary C. Barlahan and Dennis G. Arce and distributed by Polyeast Records. lt is now available at record stores nationwide.

For inquiries and bookings, please contact Zachary C. Barlahan or Dennis G. Arce at telephone number 927-0611 (telefax) and celfone
numbers 0917-885-1533 or 0915-888-4848.

Related Links:Josh Santana Artist Page; Josh On You Tube

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