The Prado Museum opens its doorways to Residente and Silvia Pérez Cruz with 'Las meninas' transformed right into a musical stage | Culture | EUROtoday

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If the Louvre opened the doorways to Beyoncé and Jay Z in 2018 to stage the video clip Apeshit, the Prado Museum was not going to be much less. On March 15, the Puerto Rican singer and composer Residente, René Pérez, joined the singer Silvia Pérez Cruz and the violinist Noemí Gasparini to prostrate in entrance of Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez and launch a brand new model recorded reside – which was revealed this Monday – of considered one of his newest hits, 313in whose unique video clip Penélope Cruz additionally appeared and which has accrued seven million views on YouTube.

The video begins with Residente amongst 4 dancers, who function a vocal choir, within the iconic Sala 12, after which their verses start to play, benefiting from the silence with out guests in one of many busiest locations in Madrid. The music, a tribute to her good friend Valentina Gasparini who died in 2022, is then moved to the Central Gallery, the place Silvia Pérez Cruz continues along with her a part of the music alongside The adoration of the magi by Rubens. The Minister of Culture, Ernest Urtasun, shared the five-minute video on X, highlighting that “a scenario like this is another level.” The museum itself has described it as “a hymn to the beauty of the ephemeral in the face of the immortality of art.”

This “intimate” model of the music, because the Prado Museum describes it, is a brand new initiative by the Madrid artwork gallery in its technique to spice up its visibility on social networks by different arts and collaborations, as they did when launching in February the video of The energy of artworkby Robe Iniesta, accompanied by work from the museum that appealed to what he mentioned within the music; or Eduardo Guerrero's latest flamenco dance in entrance of the Garden of delights of the Woods. That one of many musicians with essentially the most Latin Grammys now participates (21 with Calle 13 and 5 extra solo) is a step additional on this route. Resident, remembers the establishment, will supply concert events in Spain on September 14 on the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona and a day later, on the fifteenth, on the Wizink Center in Madrid.

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