Full of passion, heat and lots of salsa music, Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony star in this prime production El Cantante. Directed by Leon Ichaso, El Cantante tells the story, life and fall of the incomparable King of Salsa Hector Lavoe who was famously nicknamed "La Voz", which means the voice. The film El Cantante evolves on the actual path of a good and talented man whom by bad decisions and bad company adversely affected his own life and future, sinking into the abyss of drugs. El Cantante takes the audience through the time the salsa music was introduced to the United States by the incomparable Hector Lavoe on the year 1975.
With a masterful performance as Puchi, Jennifer Lopez holds a successful characterization of who was the wife of Mr. Lavoe, a woman with brave and strong personality, who was eternally devoted to the best and most acclaimed salsa singer in the history of music.
Portraying the legend of Hector Lavoe, Marc Anthony in a starring role that fell as a glove to his hand, gives an explosive and real performance of the life of who was the greatest salsa singer of all times. With an accurate imitation of voice, movements and personality, Anthony earned the clamor for more great fans by representing Hector Lavoe with dignity in the masterpiece film El Cantante.
Director Leon Ichaso proposed to give the most possible accurate story in the film, creating crude scenes of drug abuse, obscene slang and offensive language, and the occasional scene of sexual content. In the uphill battle of Hector Lavoe to save him of the world by which he was sinking, the movie successfully presents the stunning rise to fame of a young singer and the precipitous drop to drugs hell until his death by AIDS.
El Cantante tells a story of love, of music, of success and power, it tells the story of a Puerto Rican who came to NY in search of dreams, El Cantante fills the theaters and the audience with tears and delirious applause as the Fania All Star Band music plays, and all hear the impeccable voice of good friend Willie Colon.
With the strong voice of a proud and strong Puchi, who narrates from a solitary chair the sad story of who in life was the top exponentiation of salsa music, and as she said "the more he climbed as an artist, the more he sinks as a person" Hector Lavoe" El Cantante lost his life among drugs, parties, alcohol and depression.