Latin GRAMMY winner, hit singer-songwriter and talented guitarist Jorge Villamizar – founder of the Latin Rock band Bacilos – is taking over BMI’s Twitter (@bmi) for an exclusive Twitter Q&A with his fans! Identified as one of the most influential songwriters of Latin America, fans love Villamizar for his infectious lyrics and joyful spirit, and will finally have access to the mind behind hit singles “Tabaco y Chanel,” “Caraluna,” “Mi Primer Millón” and “Pasos de Gigante,” on Tuesday, July 1 @ 4PM EDT.
The renowned talent of this Latin music sensation has led him to write several hits for popular artists like Julieta Venegas, Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzman and Luis Enrique, for whom Villamizar wrote the Latin GRAMMY-winning song “Yo No Se Manana” (2009).
Villamizar continues to be a powerhouse in the music industry today. His new single “Te Vivi,” features Elvis Crespo, Maluma, and J.D.B. and blends the infectious rhythms of the Caribbean and Andean with R&B/Hip-Hop music (the music video, filmed in a local Colombian community to feature the liveliness and color of Latin America, can be found at http://bit.ly/jvTeVivi). This is a chance to ask Villamizar about the inspiration for his new single, how his music and writing has evolved since his first album release in 2000, plus discover career tips and advice for burgeoning songwriters.
Have your # ready (#AskJorge) and get the scoop directly from the source on his hits, collaborations in the studio, ingredients to a hit song, upcoming projects and other burning questions.
Here’s how to get involved:
Follow @bmi on Twitter. Follow @bmi
Tweet your question to @bmi before or during the live Q&A on Tuesday, July 1, between 4PM and 4:30PM EDT.
Use the hashtag #AskJorge in your question.
Make sure your question is concise and specific.
Jorge will respond to your questions from BMI’s Twitter handle.