DESPACITO …. “🎼 Erika Ender …. Single Hit Phenomenon 🎼 …. Co-Writer of the Biggest Hit of the Year …. “!!


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~~January 6, 2018~~ 

ERIKA ENDER

~Co-Writer of the Biggest Hit of the Year~

She’s the force behind force and the power behind the single hit phenomenon

DESPACITO.

Credit where credit is due.

Let her voice carry you to the place where the sensual, slow version can take you!

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When Erika Ender was a little girl growing up in Panama, she’d buy albums and inscribe them with imaginary ­dedications from the artists.

Ender, thanks to her work on this year’s Song of the Summer, “Despacito,” no longer needs to pretend that stars adore her work. Along with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, the 42-year-old is co-writer of the biggest hit of the year, featuring Justin Bieber, which spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Ender is a singer in her own right, a philanthropist who created a foundation in 2009 to help children, and one of very few successful Latin women in the songwriting field.

Now, since the release of “Despacito” in February, she is in demand from ­producers around the world. They’re eager for the sound of cultural fusion that Ender brings to her work, and which is rooted in her upbringing.

Born in Panama to a Brazilian mother and a US-born father of German ancestry, Ender speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, and moves easily between cultures.

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Before “Despacito,” she had written hits for Chayanne, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gloria Trevi, Ednita Nazario and Los Tigres del Norte. She also is a TV personality in Latin America, where she has been a judge for a Latin version of American Idol.

“I see myself as a communicator of music,” she says.

“I’m three Erikas: the artist, the composer and the TV personality.

I have a long career in all three.

I’m like my hair,” she jokes. “I take up a lot of space.”

This year, which marks her 25th anniversary as a performer, Ender has a lot to celebrate. In May, she released her latest album, Tatuajes (Tattoos), and this month she’ll become the youngest inductee into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, which will hold its gala Oct. 19 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

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~~Published on Sep 5, 2017~~

Co-autora de Despacito, a cantora e compositora panamenha Erika Ender esteve no estúdio da ONErpm para gravar uma versão bilíngue da canção. A artista foi acompanhada pela Amanticidas, banda que têm acompanhado Tom Zé em suas mais recentes gravações.

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Ruben Blades …. “He joins other Latinos in voicing his feelings about the “donald” ….”TRUMPADAS”!!


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~~August 29, 2015~~ 

TRUMPADAS

Ruben Blades

Another beloved, well know Latino joins the ranks of those who have reacted to the “donald’s” insulting, hurtful and incorrect comments directed at the Latino community.

He joins Joselyn Sánchez, J. Balvin, Maná. Christian de la Fuente, America Ferrara, Ricky Martin, Wisín and so many others.

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Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), professionally known as Rubén Blades in Panama and within the family, is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, and activist, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres.

As songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban Nueva Trova as well as experimental tempos and politically inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons’ (salsa) dance music.

Blades has composed dozens of musical hits, the most famous of which is “Pedro Navaja,” a song about a neighborhood thug who is killed by a very attractive street walker he actually knows, he tried to kill her, she shot him, and they both die, a bum finds them, and takes his belongings, (his song “Sorpresas” continues the story), inspired by “Mack the Knife.” He also composed and sings “Patria” (Motherland), which many Panamanians consider their second national anthem.

He has won 7 Grammy and 5 Latin Grammy Awards.

He is an icon in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin America and Spain, and managed to attract 18% of the vote in his failed attempt to win the Panamanian presidency in 1994. In September 2004, he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-year term. He holds a Licenciado en Derecho law degree from the University of Panama and an LL.M in International Law from Harvard University. He is married to singer Luba Mason.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%C3%A9n_Blades

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WALT DISNEY CREATED A CHARACTER … DONALD DUCK

This is a very intense piece of writing. It’s to the point and concise. Rubén makes an analogy between the fictional Disney character Donald Duck and D. Trump.

I would suggest that, if you are interested in reading these incredibly interesting and inspiring words describing the analogy to Disney’s Donald Duck, that you copy and paste. Transport to Google Translator and you will be able to review Rubén’s point of view.

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SPANISH VERSION

“Walt Disney creó, hace ya muchas décadas, un personaje que inicialmente despertó mas antipatías que afectos: El Pato Donald. Su principal característica era su carácter iracundo. Cuando las cosas no eran del agrado de Donald, explotaba en un paroxismo de gritos y se expresaba utilizando un idioma que la gente normal no atinaba a comprender.

El Pato Donald me recuerda, mas allá de la coincidencia de nombre, a Donald Trump, el pre-candidato republicano a la nominación por la presidencia de los Estados Unidos de América. Existe una sola diferencia entre Donald Trump y el Pato Donald: el Pato Donald nunca ha usado pantalones.

El Donald humano se jacta de tenerlos, y bien amarrados, y como prueba de ello despotrica a diestra y siniestra contra cualquiera que tenga la osadía de contradecir sus opiniones, que son solo eso, opiniones y no programas de gobierno o propuestas concretas dirigidas a enfrentar responsablemente las complejidades que plantea la responsabilidad de la administración pública.

En esto tengo cierto conocimiento, pues he llegado a ser candidato a presidente en Panamá, participando en un torneo electoral nacional, además de haber servido cinco años en un puesto público, expuesto al examen de tirios y troyanos. Considero que esa experiencia me proporciona la autoridad suficiente para opinar objetivamente acerca de lo que dice Mr. Trump, un fanfarrón con mucho dinero y un ego superior al producto interno bruto de su país.

Su última payasada fue expulsar al periodista Jorge Ramos de uno de sus soliloquios “a la Donald” que hábilmente disfraza como ruedas de prensa. Igual que su homónimo, el Pato, Mr. Trump reaccionó expulsando a Jorge de su reino, pues se sentía incomodado por sus preguntas y, por supuesto, por su condición de miembro del equipo de Univisión, grupo mediático que fue uno de los primeros en reaccionar públicamente a sus insultos racistas. Aunque algunos opinan que el periodista fue quien provoco el incidente por no esperar su turno, o por un simple deseo de protagonismo, considero que su acción fue diriigida a presionar a que el Sr. Trump enfrentara su propio método de “bullying“. O sea, recibió una dosis de su propia medicina y reaccionó con su habitual arrogancia.

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Poco después le permitió a Jorge Ramos regresar, como si le concediera un salvoconducto, una dispensa para que pudiera hacer su trabajo, Eso, desde luego, en nada altera la fea imagen que Mr. Trump representa como político.

Hoy, Estados Unidos tiene un presidente que luce como uno de los más inteligentes y bien intencionados que hayan existido en los últimos cuarenta años. Y vale la pena señalar que muchos de los planes de Obama, lo que deseaba hacer o intentó crear, ha sido destruido por el Partido Republicano representado por voceros como el Sr. Trump. No creo que estos obstáculos hayan sido producto solamente del racismo, que de hecho existe no solo en Estados Unidos si no también en América Latina. Esto es algo a lo que todos debemos poner atención.

Lo que ha obstruido los planes del presidente Barak Obama, es la oposición de ciertos sectores a que se realicen los cambios necesarios para crear una mejor y más justa sociedad. Así como Mr. Trump es un escalofrío en busca de un cuerpo, la gente que lo apoya, un segmento que aumenta cada semana después que exhibe su soberbia, nos debe causar mayor temor aún.

La verdad es que en Estados Unidos la lucha, por no llamarla guerra todavía, no es solo por dinero, si no también por ideas. Lo que se está discutiendo, solapadamente, es el tipo de sociedad que va a existir en ese país de aquí a veinte años. Con su actitud, con sus generalizaciones, con un paternalismo que pretende brindar una imagen de solidaridad, con su beligerante intolerancia, Trump representa a lo peor que existe en el noble país del Norte. Y aclaro que no son solo estadounidenses los que apoyan sus estupideces. También lo respaldan latinos, o descendientes de latinos, que hipnotizados por el éxito material de Donald, caen en el engaño en el que también cayó la gente que eligió en Panamá a un candidato millonario: que “los ricos no necesitan robar”.

Sin ánimo de insultar a nadie, ese argumento es absurdo. La gente roba porque esa es su disposición, porque está en su carácter y porque lo que tienen nunca les parecerá suficiente. Esta es la principal característica de la codicia, no posee límite. Bernie Madoff, preso por la más grande estafa piramidal (Ponzi) jamás realizada en los Estados Unidos, administraba billones de dólares pero siguió hurtando, destruyendo el futuro de miles de personas, y de paso a su familia y a él mismo.

Criticar a Trump es como pegarle a un borracho por hablar idioteces. Simplemente no le demos la credibilidad que busca. Me parece que esta satisfaciendo su ego con lo que hace. No lo veo realmente dedicado a ser un candidato serio y creo que cuando se acerque la hora crucial de transformar su alharaca y sus vagas generalidades en argumentos concisos y serios, se retirará de la campaña por incompetente. Seguro culpará a terceros, pero no llegará a la otra orilla. Entre tanto, se divierte y recoge la fama que su complejo necesita, y que lo hace creer que lo que dice o hace, importa.

Más escalofriante que él mismo, es descubrir cuánta gente encuentra en su postura el sustento de sus esperanzas, sin darse cuenta de que esto equivale a esperar del Pato Donald un diálogo pausado, racional y productivo.

Donald Duck fue creado para provocarnos risa. El otro Donald, tal como lo veo, está programado para causar daño.

Y eso si que no es cosa de risa.

Rubén Blades
New York,
27 de agosto, 2005

‪#‎DonaldTrump‬

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~~SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/Medoro.Madera.Oficial?fref=ts

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This should NEVER happen …. in ANY country!!


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~~November 1, 2014~~

THIS IS A SHAME …. THEY SERVED, COMPLETED THEIR DUTY … THEY ARE HEROES

Who are homeless veterans?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 8% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 12% of the adult homeless population are veterans.

Roughly 40% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.

Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50.

America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

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http://nchv.org/index.php/news/media/background_and_statistics/

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~Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation~

 

~Published on Nov 6, 2013~

May 24th, 2014 update on Jim: Over 210 days sober, dental care completely revamped, living on his own, paying his own bills.

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Movie day …. True story: “Dolphin Tale”!!


~~September 19, 2014~~

I have always been a sucker for dolphins. There is something about those “ever-smiling” sentient beings that attracts me. I think I perceive their intelligence, their ability to embody so many beautiful feelings. 

I heard the story about “Winter” the dolphin who sustained major damage to her tail. I saw the first movie a while ago and it touched my heart in a significant way. So much so, that we took a road trip to Clearwater, Florida …. to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see her. 

~~AMAZING TRUE STORY~~

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Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith (his first directed film since 2008) from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. It stars Nathan Gamble,Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman.

The book and film are inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that was rescued in December 2005 off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail after becoming entangled with a rope attached to a crab trap and was fitted with a prosthetic one. A sequel, Dolphin Tale 2 was released on September 12, 2014.

And its been announced that a Dolphin Tale 3 is possible.

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~~PLOT~~

One day Sawyer is biking along the beach when a fisherman (Richard Libertini), calls for help after finding an injured bottlenose dolphin tangled in a crab trap. The two call for assistance, and rescue workers from the Clearwater Marine Hospital, run by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.), take the injured dolphin for treatment. Clay’s daughter Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) names the dolphin Winter, as two prior dolphins, Summer and Autumn, were successfully returned to the ocean, and thinks that using seasons as names will continue the streak. Soon afterwards, Sawyer sneaks into the hospital and bumps into Hazel where she allows Sawyer to see Winter. Clay initially does not approve of the arrangement since Sawyer is not trained or experienced in marine animal care, but after noticing that Winter responds well whenever Sawyer is around, he is permitted to visit.

Soon Sawyer, who was enrolled in summer school due to his failing or nearly failing all his classes during the year, starts skipping classes daily to visit Winter. Sawyer’s mother Lorraine (Ashley Judd) finds out about Sawyer skipping classes, but after seeing that Sawyer’s interaction with Winter has improved his moods and well-being, something Sawyer had not shown since being abandoned by his father who disappeared five years earlier, she withdraws him from summer school and agrees to let him to volunteer at the hospital.

Unfortunately, Winter’s tail is damaged and must be amputated.

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Winter learns to swim without a tail by developing a side-to-side motion, like a fish, but after an x-ray Clay notices that the unnatural motion is causing stress on her spine; if continued the motion will eventually kill her. Later that day, Sawyer returns home to hear the news that Kyle has been injured in an explosion and is coming home for treatment. Sawyer wants Kyle to meet Winter and excitedly anticipates seeing him at a welcome-back party thrown by his aunt and uncle (Kyle’s parents and Lorraine’s sister Alice), but is devastated to learn that Kyle has skipped the party, preferring to stay at the local Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Sawyer and Lorraine go to visit Kyle who is working with Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman) in the facility’s prosthetic lab.

To Sawyer’s surprise, Kyle is embarrassed to see them and even asks them to leave, which infuriates Sawyer. Kyle takes him on a walk and talks to Sawyer about his leg. Sawyer then asks Dr. McCarthy about a prosthetic tail for Winter. He agrees to work on the project during his upcoming vacation, and convinces his prosthetic supplier (Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, which supplies Winter’s real-life tails) to supply the parts at no cost. Dr. McCarthy manufactures a “homemade” model tail while waiting for the real one to arrive; however, Winter rejects it and destroys it by banging it against the pool wall.

And the rest, is history …. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Tale

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~~Dolphin Tale (2011) Movie Trailer~~

~~Published on Jun 15, 2011~~

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. A wonderful story for the entire family.

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Dolphin Tale 2 is a 2014 American family drama film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and sequel to his 2011 film Dolphin Tale. Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Juliana Harkavy, Austin Stowell and Austin Highsmith all reprise their roles from the first film while Lee Karlinsky, Julia Jordan, and Bethany Hamilton join the cast. The film was released on September 12, 2014 and tells the story of another dolphin at the hospital named “Hope“.

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~~PLOT~~

Winter has a friend at CMA named Panama. Like Winter, Panama cannot return to the ocean. Panama is deaf and is quite old for a dolphin. She is expected to be at least 40 years old. It is alluded to that Panama has some health issues and it appears by Winter’s erratic actions that she is concerned about her dolphin friend. Sawyer is approached by a professor from Boston about joining an elite Semester at Sea program for three months. Only one high school student per year is selected for this program. It comes with a full scholarship and his family is excited for him to have this opportunity. Sawyer is unsure whether he wants to go, as he is concerned about leaving Winter for an extended period of time.

When Sawyer returns to the aquarium, Panama has been found lying in the bottom of her tank dead. Her death happened very quickly, but does not come as a complete surprise because of her advanced age. All employees of CMA are very upset. However, the death is the hardest on Winter. Winter stops eating much and refuses to wear her prosthetic tail. Her health starts to deteriorate for these reasons and tests show she is under stress.

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An inspector for the USDA comes to visit CMA and check on the animals. He gives Dr. Clay a violation for keeping Winter in isolation and because of her deteriorating health. He issues as requirement that Dr. Clay matches Winter with another female dolphin within 30 days. In the meantime, Winter continues to be very unhappy. When Sawyer attempts to get her out of the tank for a new cast of her tail, Winter becomes aggressive and knocks into Sawyer, injuring his wrist and giving him a bruise on his face. Dr. Clay orders that Sawyer has to take a break from swimming with Winter.

Everyone at CMA stakes their hopes on Winter being paired together with Mandy in order to satisfy the USDA and improve Winter’s health. However, Mandy has improved greatly and has a clean bill of health. Dr. Clay says Mandy can be returned to the ocean. Dr. Clay’s daughter Hazel is unhappy because she doesn’t want Winter to be transferred. She wants Mandy to stay with Winter for a short period of time to keep her from being transferred, even though she can return to the ocean.

Dr. Clay makes clear that the goal of CMA is “Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release“, thus they cannot morally keep Mandy when she could return to the ocean. He has to make the call to return Mandy to the ocean, even though it becomes clear that doing so will cause Winter to be transferred to a marine park in Texas. Mandy is returned to the ocean and Hazel steps up to take a key role in her return.

And the rest …. you have to go see the movie!! 

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Tale_2

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~~Dolphin Tale 2 Official Trailer~~

~~Published on Jun 14, 2014~~

Dolphin Tale 2 Official #2 Trailer starring Ashley Judd, Mae Whitman, Morgan Freeman and directed by Charles Martin Smith.

The sequel to the 2011 film based on a true story of a boy’s efforts to save an injured dolphin.

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