Natalie Cole Shows Her Bilingual Skills On New CD And In Concert

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole’s first Spanish-language album,Natalie Cole en Español, will be released June 25 on Verve/Universal. The album finds Natalie personally inspired by both the bilingual recording legacy of her father Nat King Cole, and a growing passion for the timeless romanticism of the great Latin music composers. Cole will perform songs from the new album in Spanish at her Ravinia concert with Ramsey Lewis on Aug. 28. The album balances old and new songs, including duets with Juan Luis Guerra on the Dominican maestro’s own Bachata Rosa and with Andrea Bocelli on the eternal Bésame Mucho.