The reunion of Delfin Quishpe, La Tigresa del Oriente and Wendy Sulca has surpassed the line of viral sensation, and is now a cultural phenomenon. The video for 'En Tus Tierras Bailare' has received over 2 million hits in just the three weeks it's been up on YouTube. While Its three stars enjoying the peak of their strange careers, making appearances on international platforms, radio and television.
While their past viral videos were sincerely naïf and charmingly witty, 'En Tus Tierras Bailare' is more stylized, the video might seem like a joke from beginning to end, but it's a deeply complex clip on cosmopolitanism. Many fans, including music scholars, wondered about the mind behind their reunion, turns out, it's Argentinean folk virtuoso Gaby Kerpel. This revelation comes as a surprise, because although many celebrate the ambitious reunion, there are plenty who criticize the cultural representation of 'andino' music the video portrays.
Gaby Kerpel has dedicated his life to South American folk, recently releasing the critically-acclaimed album 'Cumbias de Villa Donde' under the pseudonym King Coya. Kerpel is part of ZZK Records, the most important label in the rise of Digital Cumbia. According to Rock En Las Americas, the video was directed by Picky Talarico, a very famous music director who has worked with artists like Paulina Rubio and Chayanne.
Gaby Kerpel, the Man Behind 'En Tus Tierras Bailare' YouTube Phenomenon
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