REIK makes its triumphant return to Viña del Mar International Song Festival

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"REIK makes its triumphant return to Viña del Mar International Song Festival"

REIK makes its triumphant return to Viña del Mar International Song Festival, and earns two awards from the demanding audience.

REIK performing at the International Song Festival in Viña del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
REIK performing at the International Song Festival in Viña del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

The attendees of the Viña del Mar, Chile, International Song Festival have been waiting for the return of Reik ever since 2010, when the three-man group was awarded two prestigious honors known as Torches. This week, during the 56th annual edition of this festival, Reik made its much-welcomed return.

After the group’s 2010 performance, vocalist and SESAC Latina associate Jesús Navarro took to social media to announce, “Thank you, Viña, for a great experience and two Torches. We’ll come back for the Seagull (the festival’s other major award).”

He’s kept his promise, because this year the audience at the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater, known as “the monster of the hill” for its high standards, insisted that Reik take home the Gold Seagull and the Silver Seagull award, the festival’s highest honors.

Jesús Navarro, alongside his bandmates Gilberto “Bibi” Marín, who is also a SESAC Latina associate; and Julio Ramírez, delighted the 15,000 attendees in a set lasting over an hour featuring their hits such as “Peligro” (Danger), “Noviembre Sin Ti” (November Without You) and “Inolvidable” (Unforgettable). The audience not only roared its approval but sang along to every word.
The Chilean press gave Reik’s performance expansive TV, radio and print coverage.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day, HBO Latino recently showcased Reik in a 90-minute special featuring band interviews and footage from the group’s iconic concert at Mexico City’s National Auditorium.
After its huge success in Chile, Reik returns to the recording studio to continue working on its forthcoming album.

About SESAC: 

With a selective policy of affiliation that’s unique in the industry, SESAC represents the best composers and publishers. In so doing, SESAC has built a repertoire of quality that covers all genres and the most popular music of today. Artists affiliated with SESAC include such icons as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Kurt Cobain’s Catalog, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons, Lady Antebellum, Bryan Michael Cox, Swizz Beatz, Rico Love, RUSH, Cassandra Wilson, MGMT, Alice In Chains, PSY and many more. SESAC Latina represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Jencarlos Canela, Reik, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, Fonseca, América Sierra, among many others. www.sesaclatina.com

As the first Latin music-focused division to be created by a performing rights society originally founded in 1930, SESAC Latina is also recognized as a leader in technology, which allows it to process royalty payments more quickly and accurately. SESAC is the only society offering its affiliates monthly radio performance royalty payments.