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Alejandro Sanz's Song Re-recorded for Boston Victims

June 11, 2013

Staff -- HispanicBusiness

Alejandro Sanz

Students from Berklee College of Music borrowed Alejandro Sanz's song "La Música No Se Toca" to film a video dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Berklee students are from the Songwriting in Spanish course taught by Grammy winning producer and musician Javier Limon.

Sanz is one of the most successful Spanish performers in Latin America, and his new album "La Música No Se Toca" is one of the biggest selling albums in 2013, producing three consecutive No. 1 singles.

The video, filmed in February, was shot in Boston and in Valencia, Spain and features more than 60 Berklee students and alumni with 20 nationalities being represented.

Sanz's song title, "La Música No Se Toca," means "Don't touch the music" but also is a play on words in Spanish to mean "Don't mess with the music" or "Music is not being played." Sanz will be touring Spain in the coming months after visiting the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Central America and Mexico.

Berklee professor Limon serves as the artistic director of the college's Mediterranean Music Institute. He uses Sanz's music during his course. so when the students asked Limon for permission to make the video, he called his longtime friend and collaborator Sanz who supported the idea. The result -- 38 musical performances ranging from vocals to flute to cello.

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