Chilean pop-singer Myriam Hernandez announced her upcoming concert in Lima on Thursday, in which she will present her latest music project called “Huellas” (Tracks/Footprints). The CD contains many songs that were composed and dedicated for her late friend, Colombian-American singer Soraya who died of breast cancer almost a year ago at the age of 37.
Peruvians will finally get the chance to see and listen to this special tribute for the first time. Hernandez’ only concert in Lima has been scheduled for May 9th at the Vertice of the Museo de la Nacion and will commemorate the first anniversary of Soraya’s untimely death.
Myriam Hernandez is recognizable throughout Latin America for her powerful vocals and romantic songs. She also found fame in other parts of the world among discerning fans of pop music. “Huellas” is her greatest hits album, with the singles that got her noticed in her native Chile and eventually made her a household name there. Its original release in 2004 represented Hernandez’s attempt to capture mass audience appeal outside of a Spanish-speaking audience.
The CD features hits such as “Te Parceces Tanto a El”, “Herida”, “No Te He Robado Nada”, “Mio”, “El Amor De Mi Vida” and the song “He Vuelto Por Ti”. The title track was produced by the acclaimed producer Humberto Gattica who also produced for such famous artists like Celine Dion.
Myriam is in many ways connected to Peru and it’s a special coincidence that the concert will be held on the eve of her daughter’s birthday.
The tribute show named “Contigo” (with you) – which includes special effects such as artificial rain and also several dance performances.
Soraya, who won a 2004 Latin Grammy Award as “Best Album by Songwriter” for her self-titled album, was a U.S. citizen born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, one year after her father, mother, and brother moved to the United States from Colombia. Her family was forced to move back to Colombia, but when Soraya was eight years old, they returned to New Jersey.
She toured and opened for famous musicians such as Natalie Merchant, Zucchero, Sting, Michael Bolton, and Alanis Morissette.
Unfortunately, her breast cancer was diagnosed shortly after the release of her third album — just before she was about to tour to promote it. Yet, Soraya created two more successful albums before she finally succumbed to the disease on May 10th, 2006.