The company Mattel received a communication from Mara Romero, granddaughter niece of Frida Kahlo, accusing them of unauthorized use of the image of the artist Frida Kahlo for the creation of the series of Barbie dolls "Inspiring Women" in commemoration of the International Day of the woman.
The toy company, Mattel, owner of the brand Barbie, designed a line of dolls called "Inspiring Women" to commemorate International Women's Day. This new line, which launched the March 8, includes dolls Barbie designed to initially represent the image of three admirable women: Amelia Earhart (1897-1939), famous for being the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone and for her attempt at aerial travel around the world; Katherine Johnson (1918-) American physics and mathematics who contributed with the application of digital electronic computers in Nasa in the space race of the 60's years; and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Mexican artist.
We speak with Lucio Feuillet, the most contemporary of the musicians of southern Colombia. He gave us his answers, honest, heartfelt, like the music he makes.
In the 2017 Lucio Feuillet changed the rules of the production of Latin / alternative genre albums.
He released "Provinciano", a video-album, an album recorded live in block, a cohesive album from beginning to end in the era of singles releases.
Reviewed as one of the best albums of the year (and the one I personally heard the most during the past year), "Provinciano" changed the rules. He put the stick too high. He created one more problem for independent musicians - as if they did not have enough - in the best sense. How can a more impactful album be made?
The album counts with the participation of its live musicians and singer-songwriter Marta Gómez, the FatsO group, Javier Andrés Mesa (Guafa Trio), Javier Ojeda (Burning Caravan) and Jairo Paz. Recorded on the stage of Mapa Teatro, the atmosphere envelops and gives an intimate solemnity to each song.
It's a huge leap from "Indicio" (2013) his previous album; his current proposal, increasingly refined, highlights his sounds of southern Colombia. The Galeras volcano is always present in its sound, the "Rs" that sound like "CHs" and the Andean music tradition confronting contemporary pop.
In one sentence, how would you describe the music you make.
South, alternative, song and Latin America! It is a music that speaks a little of what I am, what I see and what I want to look for.
What impact does it have to be born next to a volcano?
It is a constant inspiration. We can feel the power of nature daily, the fragility of life and the strong sensitivity for our environment. Also, the volcano teaches us a lot about the value of the word "respect".
Every year there is at least one big case of plagiarism that everyone talks about. This time it arrived fast. Radiohead sued Lana del Rey, arguing that the song "Get Free" (2017) by this artist replicates the iconic "Creep" (1992).
Radiohead sued * Lana del Rey for her song "Get Free" (2017) alleging that plagiarized the melody of "Creep" (1992).
(* Lana del Rey says they sued her, Warner / Chapell released a statement denying this, they can compare the two songs here)