Its extraordinary soundtrack is a musical journey into the best of Latin music and was recorded with Bebo Valdes (Chico) who played the piano and led some of the collaborations in this album. Bebo Valdes along with other legendary singers and songwriters (Consuelo Velasquez, Tito Puente, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie) developed an exceptional score comprising of 30 original pieces that wrap the film from beginning to end. In addition to Bebo Valdes, greats such as Estrella Morente (performs Lily"), Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole), Jimmy Heath and Idania Valdés (Rita) appear on the soundtrack.
Chico & Rita has won numerous awards and prizes in Europe, including the Spanish Premio Goya in 2011 for Best Animated Movie. The soundtrack also won the 2011 Latin Grammy for Best Recording Package, which was put together by Javier Mariscal. The film is opening weekly in cities across the US, and the soundtrack is available at retail and for digital download. For more information, please visit our website.