Silvio and Calle 13 Illuminate Latin Grammys with “Ojos Color Sol”

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Cuban television and radio stations awoke today to the tune of “Ojos Color Sol” and echoing the news that the video of that song by Silvio Rodríguez and Calle 13 won a Latin Grammy.

The audiovisual material directed by Puerto Rican René Pérez (Residente) and Argentinean Kacho López won the award for Best Short Form Music Video, while the Colombian Juanes got it for best musical video long version with Loco de amor: La historia (Fool for Love: The Story).

“Ojos Color Sol was born spontaneously, I collaborated with Calle 13 because they have a creative and nonconformist spirit,” said Silvio Rodriguez when the clip caused such excitement.

You can watch the video here:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nr_tqkMsJs

The theme is based on a day when the sunlight was not necessary, because the beauty of the world lit up the eyes of a woman, Residente said.

“I met Silvio and sang live what I had written so far: he read it and smiled. Silvio quickly recorded something simple with his guitar and that guided us to compose,” the leader of Calle 13 declared.

Mexican Gael García Bernal and Spanish Maria Valverde overcome the laws of universal gravitation in the video with a kiss similar to one in a novel by García Márquez, with its scenery full of oranges and Catholic saints.

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