“This is the first time I am providing a song to a telenovela, and I feel privileged to be taken into account for this grand production, DAMA Y OBRERO. There was a time when I was the obrero, the working-class suitor in love with a dama (lady),” recalled Tapia, one of today’s most charismatic and popular figures in Regional Mexican music.
Roberto Tapia is one of the country’s best-selling artists thanks to his album “El Muchacho,” which rose to number one on Billboard’s Hot Latin Albums and Regional Mexican sales charts. Born in San Diego, California and raised in Culiacán, Mexico, Tapia produces and writes all of his songs, including “Mirando al Cielo,” a #1 radio hit. He started his musical career at a young age studying music and playing a number of instruments, including the clarinet, guitar and drums. At the age of 17, he made his debut in Tijuana, Mexico with the band “Lobito de Sinaloa.” He started his own group in 2001 to launch his first album, following up the next year with a second production featuring a unique sound blending corridos with Latin rhythms, hints of hip-hop and electronic music. With more than eight albums on the market, Tapia is also a successful composer and arranger for his own records and productions by other Mexican artists.
DAMA Y OBRERO tells the story of Ignacia (Layevska), a young engineer from Beverly Hills who works at a Los Angeles construction company owned by her boyfriend, Tomás (Ríos). After an argument, Ignacia leaves the city and meets Pedro (Resendez), an apparently rich man with whom she embarks on an incredible love story that forces them to overcome prejudice and social differences.