Fidel Nadal’s New Album ‘Forever Together’
Has Been Nominated For A Latin GRAMMY
for ‘Best Alternative Album’
The Album’s Hit Single “Te Robaste Mi Corazon”
Has Also Been Nominated For ‘Best Alternative Song’
Fidel Was A Founding Member Of Legendary
Argentine Rasta Punk Rockers, Todos Tus Muertos
Nacional Records is proud to announce the November 8th release of Latin reggae icon Fidel Nadal’s Latin GRAMMY nominated album ‘Forever Together’. Fidel was a founding member and frontman for legendary Argentine rasta punk rockers Todos Tus Muertos. In 1994, Fidel also joined Manu Chao and his band Mano Negra to record the classic album ‘Casa Babylon’ and hit the road for a groundbreaking tour across Latin America.
Since leaving Todos Tus Muertos to go solo in 2000, Fidel has been known for his prolific nature, releasing more than 15 albums and collaborating with revered reggae masters around the globe, performing alongside Sizzla, Alpha Blondy, Steel Pulse, Eek a Mousee, Toots & Maytals, and Barrington Levy. His signature sound fuses reggae, dancehall and sound-system beats along with fierce lyricism and a textured flow.
Fidel’s new album ‘Forever Together’ features the Latin GRAMMY nominated hit single “Me Robaste El Corazon” which has already earned almost 4 million views on YouTube. In 2010, his smash hit “International Love” was included in the popular EA Sports soccer video game ‘FIFA 10’.
Growing up, the Nadal household always had music playing in the background – and it was loud. Fidel’s father was a jazz connoisseur and as a result, his childhood was spent immersed in the songs of classics like John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong and Otis Redding. But Fidel’s first musical love was The Beatles. “I owned their entire discography even though I did not know how to even read or write English,” he explains. “I had memorized all the lyrics – phonetically that is.”
Fidel is a fifth-generation Argentine and descendent of Angolan slaves. When Fidel first came across a record by Bob Marley, he knew he had found his true calling. Marley led him to Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement and his own personal connection to Africa.
“I identified with Marley because of his, and my, race but, above all, I identified with the rebel,” Fidel says. “When you listen to Bob Marley, you realize that it is not just simply songs. There is something there that is much bigger.”