Today Ubisoft digitally releases Far Cry® 6: The Music of Yara (from the Original Game Soundtrack). The album is a compilation of 28 tracks of in-game original songs and indie licensed tracks (a total duration of about 90 minutes of music) from the highly anticipated sixth main entry in Ubisoft’s critically acclaimed Far Cry® franchise – also releasing worldwide today on Xbox Series X, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Stadia, Amazon Luna and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store.
Speaking on the authenticity of The Music of Yara, Ubisoft Audio Director Eduardo Vaisman stated, “When we started planning on the music for Far Cry 6, one thing became clear: we wanted Yara to be more than a fantasy place to set the conflict between tyranny and revolution. It needed to feel like a real place, a place most of Latinos can relate to and a place that wanted to be visited by the curious adventurer or tourists looking for beautiful beaches.”
Vaisman explained more about the different styles of music present in the album, “This soundtrack reflects how the Latino culture could be represented like a constellation of different emotions. We have the traditional music deeply rooted in the Afro-Caribbean culture, the power of a rebel youth present through rap and hip-hop, an anthem that brings the feeling of belonging and patriotism and party, and love songs that reflect the uplifting spirit of hope and joy.”
The focus track from this album is “Sueños de Libertad” by Porfi Baloa which is one of the game’s main character’s favorite songs that players can hear on the in-game radio. Other stand-out tracks on the compilation are Gabylonia’s original songs including “Camino Revolucionario”, and La Sonora Yarana’s cover songs “El Bella Ciao de Libertad” and a satirical version of the classic “Mambo Italiano” titled “Mambo Yarano”.
Developed by Ubisoft Toronto, Far Cry® 6 immerses players into the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean. Playing as local Yaran Dani Rojas, players will explore and entire island nation and join the revolution to liberate its people from the oppressive rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Hollywood stars Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).
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Track List – Artist
01. Camino Revolucionario – Gabylonia
02. Cancion Bonita – El Micha, Diana Fuentes
03. 1,2,3 – Sofía Reyes
04. Sueños de Libertad* – Porfi Baloa
05. Yara Para Todos – Hilario Duran
06. El Bella Ciao de Libertad – La Sonora Yarana
07. Cuba Linda – Qbanoamerikano Pico
08. La Barbarie – Barbaro El Urbano Vargas
09. Talento Y Dinero – El Chacal
10. Marcha “Somos Yara” – Ariel Contreras
11. Reduccion de Plantilla – La Reyna Y La Real
12. Carta al Tirano – Gabylonia
13. Guajira (I Love You 2 Much) – Yerba Buena
14. Mambo Yarano – La Sonora Yarana, Rosa Mel
15. Legado Opening – Los Van Van
16. See-Line Woman – Yolanda Castillo
17. Himno Nacional Yarano – Ariel Contreras
18. Latina – PUMVA
19. Esto Es Pa Mi Gente – Rilabeats
20. Pelo – Nitty Scott
21. Bajo el sol de Yara – Hilario Duran
22. Cadencia Yarana – Hilario Duran
23. Marcha del Verdadero Yarano – Ariel Contreras
24. Cuban Groove – PAUZA
25. Salte! – Alexis Play
26. What A Bam Bam – Amara La Negra
27. Feeling Loco – Ache Hernandez
28. Eso No Me Falla – Ghetto Kumbé
* Focus Track: “Sueños de Libertad”
Ubisoft Audio Director Eduardo Vaisman discussed The Music of Yara’s focus track, “Sueños de Libertad” (aka “Freedom Dreams”) by Porfi Baloa, “This song, written in the Caribbean troubadour style widely used after the Cuban revolution, talks about the sacrifice the revolution demands. It’s a mellow call to arms directed to the common Yaran who dreams about a country free of oppression. This song is always related to the elder generation of guerillas (the ’67) and is [one of Far Cry® 6’s main characters] Juan Cortez’ favourite song.”
INSPIRATION FOR “SUEÑOS DE LIBERTAD” BY COMPOSER PORFI BALOA
An interesting story.
I wrote this song in 1981 when I was only 11 years old. During that time, the “salsa de barrio” (“neighborhood salsa”) was very popular. I had a band with other kids my age called “Reflexión”, in which I was the band leader and bass player. We didn’t want to copy famous groups of the era but instead, we wanted to write original songs. That’s when I found out I was able to write music.
At that age I used to listen to everything that I was hearing on the streets to apply it to my music. The public outcry, complaints, and everything I was hearing on each corner. On my end, I didn’t care so much about politics, I just wanted to make music with lyrics that represented what I thought people wanted to hear.
I was hearing people talk about the need for change, a revolutionary man that would change everything, social justice, etc.
I didn’t quite understand all of this, however, when I got home, I let my imagination loose and the song started to write itself while playing an old organ, as if by magic. I felt I was channeling something from another universe.
We never ended up recording the song as our record label at the time rejected it. As the years went by, I left that song aside until the opportunity for Far Cry 6 came up. I then remembered the song I wrote when I was 11 years old and realized it fit the story very well. I was encouraged by my 12-year-old son to submit it. I think it was finally the time for the song to see the light of day.
Chance or causality? Mysteries of the universe?
Who knows, interesting right?
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ABOUT FAR CRY® 6
Far Cry® 6 will release on October 7 worldwide on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia, Amazon Luna and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game will also be available on Ubisoft+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean, players will experience the adrenaline rush and chaos of guerrilla combat as they join the revolution to liberate Yaran people from the oppressive rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco). Development for Far Cry 6 is being led by Ubisoft Toronto**.
As local Yaran and military dropout Dani Rojas, players will be swept up in the guerrilla movement as the brutality of Antón’s rule reaches new heights and the fire of revolution ignites across the country. Players will be able to choose to play Dani as a woman or a man and will join forces with a colorful cast of characters, including Clara Garcia, the leader of revolutionary group Libertad, or Juan Cortez, a jaded ex-KGB spy and guerrilla master as they fight their way to take down the tyrant.
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