Origen Origin Miami, Florida, USA Genres Rock en Espanol Years active 2001—present Labels BinaryStar Music Website www.origenweb.com Members Mirs
Past members Carlos Leal
Origen is a Spanish pop/rock band formed in 2001 in Miami, FL. The four member group consists of lead vocalist María Isabel Rueda (aka Mirs), guitarist Hector Velásquez, drummer Tonio Cuto, and bassist Ruben Martínez.
The band recorded and mixed their debut album in 2007 with Grammy-nominated producer Carlos de Yarza and Henry A. Otero. They signed a record deal to their producers under the label BinaryStar Music and released their self-titled debut album Origen in 2008. Creating the album was a collaborative effort, with all members writing music and lyrics.
Due to the band’s interest in social issues, they have taken part in activities such as “Piedra, Papel, y Tijera” a DirecTV initiative in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft aimed at transforming the physical infrastructure of schools and educational centers while promoting the development of low-income communities throughout Latin America.
In April 2008, following their contribution on “Piedra, Papel, y Tijera” Origen was invited to participate and perform at The Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank Board of Governors (the Bank’s highest policymaking body, consisting of finance ministers and central bankers). There the band had the opportunity to share with other artists like Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra that were part of the forum “Yo Amo América” in which Origen participated.
Origen gained significant national exposure during the summer of 2008 as they performed in the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City at the BMI showcase. Since that performance they have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, USA Today and others. They also took part in Univision's Premios Juventud where they expressed their continued support for environmental conservation.
On August 4, 2008, they were the featured band on Telemundo's Caso Cerrado, a court-like TV show seen in United States, South and Central America. The 12th of August, Origen made a special appearance on the award winning news program Al Rojo Vivo hosted by María Celeste, which also airs on Telemundo. September 4, the band made its first appearance on Galavisión's Acceso Máximo; a live interactive program where viewers choose their favorite music videos and artists by text messaging or online voting.
In September 2008, keyboardist Carlos Leal decided to leave the band citing personals goals that interfered with the band's schedule.
In March 2009, they recorded the video for their second single "Coexiste", it is set to release in all major video music outlets in 2009.
Te Quiero (Single) (2007)
Track Name Track Time Written By: Te Quiero 3:56 Origen Perdón 3:51 Origen Te Quiero (Versión Acústica) 3:56 Origen
Track Name Track Time Written By: Subsónico 3:29 Origen Coexiste 3:30 Origen Te Quiero 3:56 Origen Carne Y Hueso 3:52 Origen Muñeca Rota 3:13 Origen Y Te Vas 3:43 Origen Perdón 3:51 Origen Piola 2:51 Origen A Ti 3:28 Origen Reencuentro 3:25 Origen
- ^ Samuels, Rayme (October, 2008). "Band of the Hour: Origen". Miami.com. http://www.miami.com/band-of-the-hour-origen-article. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
- ^ Verano Alternativo’ Showcase Rocks New York Music Scene Broadcast Music, Inc. July 27, 2008. Accessed March 5, 2009.
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