[New York, New York] 22 September, 2023 – Today, Panela Rec Latin, the international record label, artist development, and touring company, is thrilled to announce the release of the highly anticipated single, “Mil y Una Noches” by Anselmo Ralph and Venezuelan singer and songwriter Carlos Baute. This captivating and romantic song along with its accompanying music video is available now on streaming platforms worldwide.
The music video for “Mil y Una Noches” was directed by Cláudia Batalhão, with creative direction by Chacha Zambrano. The song itself was produced by a powerhouse team consisting of Daus (Pedro Silva), Edu Monteiro, Tiago Araújo, David Guimarães, and Rony Padilha, guaranteeing a top-notch musical experience for fans around the world.
About the song and collaboration, Anselmo said, “I always had the idea of combining my traditional sound, my country’s traditional sound with Latin vibes and also a little bit of Afro sounds. When we can have a good time on music and out of the music, that’s when magic happens. When Carlos put his voice to the song, it just became fresher. I think this song gives a very good example of a fusion of African and Latin music.”
“Mil y Una Noches” follows in the wake of Anselmo’s recent hit single “Sola,” a collaboration with American icon Rick Ross and Spanish rising star Soge Culebra. Released this August, “Sola” garnered international critical acclaim, further cementing Anselmo’’s status as one of the leading African artists of his generation. With a multitude of awards and accolades, including the coveted “Best African Artist” at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Anselmo’s remarkable talent and unique musical style have left an indelible mark on the industry. Originally from Angola, he has consistently dominated the Portuguese charts with numerous #1 hits and multi-platinum records, solidifying his position as the country’s premier artist. This year, Anselmo rejoined The Voice Generation as a coach, aiming to mentor and inspire the next generation of artists.
Carlos Baute, a versatile Venezuelan singer/songwriter, actor, and dancer, is celebrated for his contributions to the global music scene. His collaboration with Anselmo Ralph in “Mil y Una Noches” promises to be an unforgettable fusion of talent and creativity.
About the song, Carlos Baute said, “When I heard “Mil y una noches,” I identified a lot with it, not just with the lyrics but also with the rhythm. Working with Anselmo has been super easy; I’m very happy. I love it when a feature comes together so organically. “Mil y Una Noches” is a completely different proposition. It’s an innovative, sensual sound; it’s like a magnet that hypnotizes you with Anselmo’s voice.”
“Mil y Una Noches” showcases Panela Rec Latin’s unwavering commitment to attracting and nurturing world-class artists and talents, further solidifying its position as the leading indie record label in Portugal. The release also signifies the company’s expansion into new and exciting markets, including Latin America and the United States.
Rony Padilha, CEO of Panela Rec Latin, along with managing partners Tiago Araújo and David Guimarães, expressed their excitement about this release, stating, “We are very excited for the release of ‘Mil y Una Noches’ by Anselmo and the incredible singer-songwriter Carlos Baute. This release reflects our dedication to serving the global music community. As we venture into LatAm and the United States, ‘Mil y Una Noches’ marks a significant milestone in our company’s growth.”