Gente De Zona
Gente de Zona started out as a hip-hop group founded by Michael “El Caro” Delgado and Alexander Delgado in 2000. Then in 2005, El Caro left and Alexander Delgado recruited two new members, Fernando Otero, and Yosdany Carmenates. Then in 2012, Otero and Yosdany left the group to pursue their own musical project. Once again leaving Alexander as the remaining original member. However, Alexander poached Randy Malcom from Charanga Habanera. Now the band consists of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcolm. The pair pioneered the “Cubatón” genre. Cubatón is merging traditional Cuban sounds and rhythms with reggaetón and Caribbean beats.
Gente de Zona continues to write their history in music under the direction of Magnus Media. Before the duo’s first US tour in 2017, they released the single Si No Vuelves. Gente de Zona surprised fans with a follow up single Ni Tu Ni Yo, featuring Jennifer Lopez. Then In February 2018, they performed at the International Festival of La Cancion Viña del Mar in Chile. They fulfilled another dream by recording with the acclaimed Italian singer Laura Pausini for her single Nadie Ha Dicho. On June 6, 2018, they released their single, Te Duele. The success of Te Duele helped it become one of Zumba’s official theme songs and is featured on their Spotify playlist. In September 2018, they launched their single Lento featuring Mexican artist Thalia. In September 2018, they released a new single Nadie Como Yo featuring Malu Trevejo.
Most recently, Gente De Zona premiered their own HBO Latino special, En Letra de Otro. The hour-long experience was filmed in Cuba and featured Randy and Alex performing their favorite Latin classics adapted to the unique Cubatón style.