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Draco Rosa
Birth nameRobert Edward Rosa Suárez
Also known asRobi Draco Rosa
Robi Rosa
Draco
Mr. Blake
Dolores del Infante (in 1999)
Born(1969-06-27) June 27, 1969 (age 44)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
OriginPeñuelas, Puerto Rico
GenresRock: Latin, Alternative, Art, Experimental, Psychedelic, Indie
Electronic (as Mr. Blake)
OccupationsMusician
Singer-Songwriter
Record Producer
Poet
Entrepreneur
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Drums
Years active1984–present
LabelsRCA
Phantom Vox
Sony Latin
Associated actsMenudo
Maggie's Dream
Ricky Martin
Desmond Child
Ednita Nazario
Websitewww.phantomvox.com/draco
 
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Draco Rosa
Birth nameRobert Edward Rosa Suárez
Also known asRobi Draco Rosa
Robi Rosa
Draco
Mr. Blake
Dolores del Infante (in 1999)
Born(1969-06-27) June 27, 1969 (age 44)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
OriginPeñuelas, Puerto Rico
GenresRock: Latin, Alternative, Art, Experimental, Psychedelic, Indie
Electronic (as Mr. Blake)
OccupationsMusician
Singer-Songwriter
Record Producer
Poet
Entrepreneur
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Drums
Years active1984–present
LabelsRCA
Phantom Vox
Sony Latin
Associated actsMenudo
Maggie's Dream
Ricky Martin
Desmond Child
Ednita Nazario
Websitewww.phantomvox.com/draco

Draco Cornelius Rosa Suárez[note 1] (born Robert Edward Rosa Suárez; June 27, 1969 in Long Island), also known as Robi Draco Rosa, Draco Rosa or simply Draco, is an American-born Puerto Rican, multiple-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winning musician, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet and entrepreneur.

He originally garnered fame as a member of boy band Menudo in the 1980s, singing lead on the band's biggest stateside hit, "Hold Me" and featuring prominently in the accompanying music video. After leaving the band he moved to Brazil where he released two albums, achieving mainstream success. Afterwards he moved to California and formed the band Maggie's Dream, which split after only one album, allowing him to resume his solo career. He has released numerous studio and experimental albums, and has composed multiple songs for Ednita Nazario, Julio Iglesias and former Menudo band-mate, Ricky Martin. He has also been featured on VH1's Behind the Music.

Rosa has been highly influenced by the works of Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Luis Alberto Spinetta, The Doors, Camarón de la Isla, Horacio Quiroga, Caetano Veloso, Edgar Allan Poe and Glenn Danzig. In 1996 he released the Latino alternative rock album Vagabundo produced by Phil Manzanera.

In 1988, at age 19, he made his motion picture debut in the film Salsa, which was a big hit in Puerto Rico. During the filming of the movie, he met actress Angela Alvarado who would later become his wife.

In the 1990s he helped launch Ricky Martin's musical career into a new global setting by writing and producing various of his hottest singles including María, La Vida Loca, La Copa de La Vida, She Bangs, and Shake Your Bon-Bon. Rosa toured with Lenny Kravitz during the summer of 2004 to promote his concept album Mad Love.[1]

In April 2011, Draco was diagnosed with a non-hodgkin lymphoma cancer near his liver. He underwent alternative and traditional treatment in Houston and Santa Monica. This kept Draco in a hiatus for almost a year until his return in March 2012, when he started recording his latest album with "Vida", and gave a concert with Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot. In December 2012, he was declared cancer-free, but on December 9, 2013, Rosa's manager confirmed that his cancer had returned.[2]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

At a young age, Rosa moved with his family to Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, where he spent much of his childhood.[3] In 1984 he joined the increasingly popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. During much of his tenure with the group, he would share the stage with a young Ricky Martin, which would eventually lead to a musical partnership between the two that proved instrumental in launching Martin's solo career. As the only member of Menudo who had a native grasp of English, Rosa sang lead vocals on many of the English-language tracks released by the group, including their stateside hit, "Hold Me". However, Rosa started to grow disenchanted with the band, particularly after he was denied the opportunity to write songs for them.[citation needed] Rosa quit the group in 1987.

After moving to Barra Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Rosa spent time with local artists, adding to his musical education. After releasing two commercially successful Portuguese-language solo albums, he moved to New York, where he formed a group by the name of "Maggie's Dream" and which later toured with Fishbone, the Black Crowes, and Faith No More.

Rosa subsequently moved to Los Angeles where he got the lead-role in the film Salsa. During its filming Rosa met his future wife, Angela Alvarado. Like Rosa, Alvarado was also born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Rosa also appeared alongside Christopher Mitchum in a German film entitled Gummibärchen küßt man nicht. Rosa wrote, produced and performed two songs ("Angela" and "Little Woman") for the soundtrack of this film, which was released by RCA Records under his publishing company, Ceiba Tree Music.

Rise to prominence[edit]

In 1993 a solo contract with Sony Music Latin enabled Rosa to record in Spain the first of his Spanish-language solo albums, Frío.

In between solo projects, Rosa worked on Ricky Martin's A Medio Vivir. He co­-wrote and co-produced the majority[citation needed] of the songs on the album, including the hit single, "María," conquering a space on the Billboard Top 10. At the same time, he formed a band with former Circle Jerks member Zander Schloss called "Sweet and Low", playing gigs around town.[citation needed]

The 1996 release of his second album, Vagabundo, recorded in England and produced by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, has been hailed[according to whom?] as a "tour de force of introspective haunting tunes."[citation needed] The video for the song "Madre Tierra," directed by Angela Alvarado, won Best Rock Video in the 1997 Billboard Latin Music Awards;[citation needed] Vagabundo was included in Spin Magazine's 1997 Top 10 list of "greatest rock en español records of all time".[citation needed]

Entertainment Weekly named Rosa to their IT LIST of the 100 most creative people in the entertainment industry. Banco Popular included Rosa in its exhibit, "Acángana: 100 Años de la Música Puertorriqueña," ("Acángana: 100 years of Puerto Rican Music") which opened in the summer of 2000.[citation needed]

An English-language version of Frío, entitled Songbirds and Roosters was re­leased in 1998. As he toured with his songs from Vagabundo, Rosa wrote and recorded his fellow former Menudo bandmate, Ricky Martin's chart-topping album Vuelve under the pseudonym Ian Blake, which resulted in five hit singles including "The Cup of Life" (as well as it's Spanish version "La Copa de la Vida"). Draco formed Phantom Vox Corporation, a multimedia production company that joined Dräco Cornelius Music with other writers under Phantom Vox Publishing, the company's subdivision for licensing of original compositions. Phantom Vox Studios, Rosa's own multimedia recording studio and another subdivision of the company, worked as Music Supervisor for Livin’ the Life, an independent movie that won the Best Film Award in the 1999 New York Latin Film Fest. Phantom Vox filmed and edited the video for “Commitment #4,” a track Draco composed and recorded in dedication to the freedom of the island of Vieques, a municipality of Puerto Rico.

Producer[edit]

Between 1998 and 1999, Rosa wrote and recorded Ricky Martin's first English album, which includes the popular single "Livin' la Vida Loca". The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts, selling 20 million copies worldwide. For Martin's album Sound Loaded (2000), Rosa produced four tracks, including the hit sin­gle She Bangs". The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 42nd Grammy Awards. It won the American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist and was nominated for the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.[citation needed] It was also nominated for the Juno Award for International Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2000. The album has sold over 22 million copies, worldwide.[citation needed]

Rosa also produced Corazón (1999), the platinum album of Ednita Nazario, for which he also wrote and produced the song “Más Grande Que Grande” under the name Dolores del Infante, which reached a spot in the Top 10 Latin Billboards for 10 weeks. Corazón was nominated for the 2000 Billboard Latin Music Award for Female Pop Album Of The Year. Rosa wrote and produced three songs for singer Julio Iglesias' album, Noche De Cuatro Lunas (2000).

Rosa was one of three singer/songwriters honored in Banco Popular's Christmas Special Encuen­tro (2002) alongside Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades.

Mad Love[edit]

In 2002 Draco released "Libertad del Alma", a compilation album which debuted at the top of the Latin Album Billboard chart based only on its sales in Puerto Rico.[citation needed] After two years of experimentation and sessions in studios around the world, Draco released Mad Love on March 30, 2004. With most songs in English, col­laborations with musicians from all over the world and two videos included in the CD—for "Dancing in the Rain" and "Lie Without a Lover," both directed by Angela Alvarado Rosa—Mad Love debuted at #2 on Billboard's Heatseeker charts and was considered the #1 Latin album of 2004 by New York's Newsday. The video for "Más y Más" (one of only four Spanish tracks on the album), also directed by Angela Alvarado Rosa, won the 2004 Latin Grammy Award for Best Video.

A few months after the release of Mad Love, Draco released another compila­tion album intended specifically for the Latin market entitled Como Me Acuerdo, which included four new tracks along with some other songs. He went on an international tour to promote both albums. During the tour he visited several major US cities, as well as Japan, Singapore, England, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Panama, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, among others.[citation needed] In Bogota, Colombia, in particular, he closed the 2004 Rock al Parque, a multitudinous all-day musical extravaganza with a crowd of 150,000 people.[citation needed]

Rosa ended the tour in his native Puerto Rico, where he sold out the island's recently opened new 18,000-seat arena, Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot.[citation needed] Entitled Draco al Natural, the concert was the basis for a CD/DVD, offering a full-length documentary of the live performance directed by Draco's wife, Angela Alvarado Rosa and released in 2005. Rosa also presented sold out concerts at Centro de Bellas Artes in September of that year. After this, Draco ended his contract with Sony and he released his second album in Spanish titled "Vino" (October 2008). Draco considers Vino a follow up to Vagabundo.[citation needed] Vino is included in his production "Draco: Limited Collector's Edition", along with "Teatro Live" DVD.

Amor Vincit Omnia[edit]

Draco yet again honored his roots in 2009 with the release of "Amor Vincit Omnia" (Love Conquers All). A collection of songs with a heavy influence of Puerto Rican folk music. Songs like "Esto es Vida", "Amores de mi Calle" and "Espejismo" have the old-school feel of mountain music of yesteryear. The critically acclaimed album received a 2010 Grammy nomination for "Best Latin Rock Alternative Album" and received the Rock Record of the Year at Premios Lo Nuestro 2011 with two other nominations for Artist and Song of the Year. A successful tour followed culminating in Rock in Rio in Madrid, where Draco shared the main stage with Jane's Addiction and Rage Against the Machine.

Stage comeback and Vida[edit]

On January 28, 2012, Draco made a comeback to the public light after his long absence due to cancer treatment to announce a concert in which he will be sharing the stage with Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades. The concert took place on March 30, 2012 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot. Last time the three collaborated was nearly ten years before in the Banco Popular Christmas special Encuentro in 2002. In memory of that event, Draco's comeback was entitled "Encuentro".[4] Angelo Medina, producer of the event, announced on February 24, 2012, that the concert was quickly sold-out and a second concert was added for March 31.[5]

Both concerts premiered two of the multiple the collaborations planned for Draco's next album. Guerra joined Draco in "Esto Es Vida" and then Blades with "El Tiempo Va" alongside Draco. Both shows were such big hits that rumors quickly rose about two concerts that would've taken place in Dominican Republic and Panama, home places of Juan Luis Guerra and Rubén Blades respectively.

On October 16, 2012, Draco's manager and friend Angelo Medina announced that the release date of Draco's new album "Vida" had been pushed back from November 13, 2012 to February 2013 due to Rosa entering quarantine after a bone marrow transplant months before. "He's fine, he spent several months in the hospital, he was discharged and is at home in this process they call quarantine, but for 80 days, which fall due in December. Draco has been two years in this process and I am impressed by how brave he has faced the disease", said the producer.[6]

As a thank you to messages of hope and recovery, Draco released the music video to an unpublished version of his own rendition of Silent Night in both English and Spanish on December 23, 2012, filmed at his California residence.[7]

The first official single of "Vida" was released on January 6, 2013. The highly anticipated duet between Draco Rosa and fellow ex-Menudo member and long-time friend Ricky Martin on "Más y Más"[8] was released on iTunes weeks after Draco's quarantine expired and was declared cancer-free on December 31, 2012.[9] "After so many years of writing and doing projects together, I felt that the right right thing was this should be the first single. Ricky is one of the main artists with whom I've worked with, so it was a great idea to do such a pretty duet. It's that kind of things that are destined to happen", said Draco. Also, on said date, after completing his quarantine, Draco was declared cancer-free. A final statement was released on January 10, 2013, announcing that the official release date of "Vida" had been pushed back an additional month since Angelo Medina's October 2012 statement. The album's final release date would be March 19, 2013.

Although both artists are not seen in person for many years, Draco said Ricky was one of the many friends who gave him support in one of the most difficult stages that he lives, who has been fighting cancer for the past two years.[10] As part of the new projects, Draco and Ricky participated together in the recording of the single's music video in New York under the direction of Carlos Pérez.[11][12][13][14]

"Vida" was recorded in Spain, England, Mexico, Argentina, United States and Puerto Rico.[15]

The 2013 edition of the San Sebastian St. Festival, considered to be Puerto Rico's final Christmas celebration, was dedicated to Draco for his outstanding career.

The first live performance of the album took place at Premios Lo Nuestro 2013 where Draco and Ricky Martin shared the stage to perform live their single "Más y Más" for the first time since they were both in Menudo.[16][17]

On April 23, 2013, previous to the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Draco received the first Premio Conquistador given by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame at the New World Center in Miami and presented to him by Rubén Blades. After the presentation of the award, Draco and Rubén shared the stage to perform a duet of "El Tiempo Va", included in "Vida". Two days after, Draco and Mexican band Maná performed "Penélope" together at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, held at the BankUnited Center in Miami on April 25, 2013.[18][19][20]

After making a special appearance at Alejandro Sanz's concert in Puerto Rico on May 12, 2013, in which both sang their duet of "Como Me Acuerdo", Draco and Sanz's duet was filmed and used for the music video released on October 21, 2013, which was removed from YouTube the same day.[21]

After making his first ever appearance at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 9, 2013 and performing at the Copacabana in Times Square on May 11, 2013, Draco confirmed that he will film the music video for duet of "Esto Es Vida" with Juan Luis Guerra in the Dominican Republic which he appraised during his illness as one of his "best compositions". "It was a strong moment in my life. They're important parts with serious people, important", he expressed.[22][23] Filming took place on June 17, 2013 at the ruins of the Engombe Sugar Mill in Santo Domingo. The video was directed by Guerra's own son, Jean Gabriel Guerra, a filmmaker.[24][25][26] The music video was released on August 14, 2013.[27]

Draco made his return to the stage on December 6, 2013 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot with a concert entitled "Draco & Friends". Many artists who collaborated on "Vida" performed alongside Draco, including Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Bunbury, Calle 13's René Pérez, Juanes and Ricky Martin.[28][29] Draco announced that due to overwhelming demand, a second concert date was added for December 7, 2013, which featured other guest artists performing alongside him.[30]

Personal life[edit]

Draco Rosa was born Robert Edward Rosa Suárez in Long Island, New York to Puerto Rican parents and was raised in Peñuelas and Ponce. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Portuguese.

Family[edit]

Rosa is married to actress Angela Alvarado with whom he has two sons, Revel and Redamo. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Entrepreneurial life[edit]

Draco owns a recording studio, an independent music label and a multimedia company under the name of Phantom Vox. He also owns Hacienda Horizonte in the mountains of Utuado, Puerto Rico where he has shot two music videos of his Amor Vincit Omnia album: "Paraíso Prometido", and "Reza Por Mí". Aside from the many different projects going on at the farm, Draco has created his own line of rum, Ron Vagabundo; a brand of locally grown coffee, Café Horizonte and a spectacular line of clothing, Vagabundo Clothing. Puerto Rico's Chamber of Commerce awarded Draco with the Zenit award as Businessman of the Year in 2011.

On December 10, 2013, Draco was recognized by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico at the Capitol Building of Puerto Rico for his successful career while in recovery from cancer at the recent light of his relapse.[31]

Philanthropic work[edit]

Outside of his personal investments, musical and otherwise, he has also contributed towards the improvement of artistic and cultural life in Puerto Rico, sponsoring the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and setting up an annual scholarship for outstanding students at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.

Arrest in Vieques[edit]

On April 9, 2001, Rosa, who was vehemently opposed to the U.S. Government's use of Vieques as a military training site, and had been a very vocal supporter of the environmental movement and the independence movement, was arrested alongside Senator Luis Gutiérrez, Edward James Olmos, Robert Kennedy Jr. and other protesters for civil disobedience when they invaded the U.S. Navy's security zone surrounding the Island of Vieques.

Drug abuse[edit]

Shortly after leaving Menudo, Rosa started experimenting with drugs, and often drew inspiration from hallucinogens and alcohol for his songwriting. Although this generated heavy criticism, most of his fans did not seem to be bothered by this. Rosa has always been very open about the subject, even admitting that his wife, Angela, saved his life on at least one occasion. Rosa stopped taking drugs in 2005.[32]

Illness[edit]

On April 25, 2011, Rosa was diagnosed with cancer: a non-hodgkin lymphoma, near his liver.[33] He followed several alternative treatments, such as high vitamin C doses or neoplasmons treatment at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. Finally, he underwent conventional treatments of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.[34] He was under quarantine in his California home until December 31, 2012, when Draco completed his quarantine and was declared cancer-free. On May 30, 2013, Rosa tweeted that his recent cancer study resulted negative, confirming he is completely cured of cancer. His tweet read: "Familia: I went in yesterday for a pet scan. Today my results came in; I'm free. So happy!! #cancerfree #celebration#love #faith #gratitude" (sic).[35]

On December 9, 2013 Rosa's manager confirmed that Draco's cancer had relapsed in a press conference for the World's Best 10K on February 23, 2014.[36] A routine test taken while on tour, led to the diagnosis of a diffuse B-cell lymphoma, non-Hodgkin type, which his doctors consider he may recover from again. Draco himself told his manager the night of the 2013 Latin Grammys. Draco will participate at the 10K on behalf of a 9-year-old patient, who's recovering from a bone marrow transplant and training for the event with his brother-in-law.[37]

Discography[edit]

With Menudo

With Maggie's Dream

Solo

Live albums

Extended Plays

Experimental works

Soundtracks

Tours[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Composer and Producer[edit]

YearArtistAlbum
1998Ricky Martin"Vuelve"
1999"Ricky Martin"
Ednita Nazario"Corazón"
2000Ricky Martin"Sound Loaded"
Julio Iglesias"Noche De Cuatro Lunas"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Award is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement on the music industry.

YearRecipientAwardResult
2011Amor Vincit OmniaBest Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative AlbumNominated
2014VidaBest Latin Pop AlbumPending

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry.

YearRecipientAwardResult
2004Más y MásRecord of the YearNominated
Song of the YearNominated
Best Music VideoWon
2009TeatroBest Rock Solo Vocal AlbumWon
Best Long Form Music VideoNominated
2013Más y Más (feat. Ricky Martin)Record of the YearNominated
VidaAlbum of the YearWon
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal AlbumNominated

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

Lo Nuestro Awards (Spanish: Premios Lo Nuestro) is an awards show honoring the best of Latin music, presented by television network Univision.

YearRecipientAwardResult
2011Amor Vincit OmniaAlbum of the Year: RockWon
HimselfArtist of the Year: RockNominated
Esto Es VidaSong of the Year: RockNominated

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


Notes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 53rd Grammy Awards
  2. ^ Draco Rosa 'Faces A New Challenge' as Cancer Returns.
  3. ^ Draco Rosa: Biography. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. ^ Histórico junte entre Draco Rosa, Rubén Blades y Juan Luis Guerra - Primera Hora.com
  5. ^ Abren nueva función para concierto de Draco, Rubén Blades y Juan Luis Guerra - El Nuevo Día.com
  6. ^ En cuarentena Draco tras un trasplante de médula ósea - El Nuevo Día.com
  7. ^ Silent Night / Noche de Paz by Draco Rosa - YouTube
  8. ^ Más y Más: Draco Rosa feat. Ricky Martin - Single
  9. ^ Draco Rosa estrena dueto con Ricky titulado 'Más y Más'. ¡Escúchalo! - Univision: Musica
  10. ^ Draco confirma que no tiene cáncer - El Nuevo Día.com
  11. ^ Ricky Martin graba video de "Más y Más" con Draco Rosa - Entretenimiento MSN.com
  12. ^ Draco Rosa y Ricky Martin graban juntos el vídeo de “Más y más” - People en Español.com
  13. ^ Filma Ricky Martin video con Draco - Super-Stereo.mx
  14. ^ Él es un músico genio, y el otro, un rey del pop; Robi Draco y Ricky Martin se juntan en Nueva York - Sin embargo.mx
  15. ^ Draco calienta motores para lanzamiento de nuevo disco con flamante video junto a Ricky Martin - Yahoo Mexico: Mujer
  16. ^ Ricky Martin y Draco cantarán juntos en Premios Lo Nuestro - El Nuevo Día.com
  17. ^ Ricky Martin y Draco van a Premio Lo Nuestro - Univision.com
  18. ^ Draco Rosa and Mexico's Maná Performing Together at Billboard Latin Music Awards - Billboard.com
  19. ^ Maná y Draco Rosa cantarán juntos en Premios Billboard (video) - La Prensa FL.com
  20. ^ Mana & Draco Rosa to Debut New Single at Billboard Latin Music Awards, 4/25 - Music.BroadwayWorld.com
  21. ^ Draco será el invitado de Alejandro Sanz en su concierto - El Nuevo Día.com
  22. ^ Draco encuentra su 'propósito' - El Nuevo Día.com
  23. ^ Robi Draco Rosa se goza la Parada Puertorriqueña - Primera Hora.com
  24. ^ Draco Rosa y Juan Luis Guerra se unen en video musical - Primera Hora.com
  25. ^ Guerra y Draco Rosa graban video de Esto es vida - El Universal.com.mx
  26. ^ Robi Draco Rosa y Juan Luis Guerra, juntos en “Esto es vida” - NovaMix.cienRadios.com.ar
  27. ^ Esto Es Vida (Nueva Version) - YouTube.com
  28. ^ Draco Rosa - Ticketpop.com
  29. ^ Draco Rosa: Concert en PR - KQ105.Univision.com
  30. ^ Draco abre segunda función en el Coliseo de Puerto Rico - El Nuevo Día.com
  31. ^ Positivo Draco ante su lucha contra el cáncer - El Nuevo Día.com
  32. ^ los despistes de ereinion
  33. ^ Robi Draco Rosa Diagnosed With Cancer -- OC Weekly
  34. ^ Robi Draco Rosa Confirms He Is Officially Cancer Free Via Twitter - The Huffington Post.com
  35. ^ Draco confirma que está liberado del cancer - Primera Hora.com
  36. ^ http://www.latintimes.com/articles/10979/20131209/robbie-draco-rosa-cancer-update-musician-relapses.htm#.UqZ0K-IZO00
  37. ^ Draco se enfrenta de nuevo al cáncer - El Nuevo Día.com
  38. ^ Robby Rosa- "Como de Costume" music video @YouTube.com (includes images of Robby's 1989 solo album) Retrieved 4-26-2013.
  39. ^ Frio - Robi Rosa — iTunes.com
  40. ^ Vagabundo - Robi Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  41. ^ Songbirds & Roosters - Robi Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  42. ^ Libertad del Alma - Robi Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  43. ^ Como Me Acuerdo - Robi Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  44. ^ Vino - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  45. ^ Amor Vincit Omnia - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  46. ^ Vida - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  47. ^ Draco Al Natural - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  48. ^ Teatro Live - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  49. ^ Ensayos Al Natural - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  50. ^ La Pena Negra - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  51. ^ Forest of Numbers (Rock It!) [feat. Mr. Blake] - EP - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  52. ^ Heronepheus "King of the Void" - Single - Draco Rosa — iTunes.com
  53. ^ Encuentro - Robi Draco Rosa, Juan Luis Guerra, Ruben Blades — Amazon.com