We spoke in Medellín, in Circulart, for you, the Caribbean is a country? A culture?
What is the Caribbean for you?
For me the caribbean is a family, which shares a culture, a history and the same nostalgia.
What do your songs have in common?
It's an ironic song, where truth is not seen above, it is like pretending to be what you are forced to be, but below you are still yourself. It is also nostalgic and yet full of joy.
It is the moan of a spirit renouncing its enslaved body, to return to Africa.
Calypso, mentó and zouk are Colombian songs?
They want to be. Calypso comes from Trinidad, the Mento of Jamaica, the Zouk of Martinique. But all have influenced the island, however there are other very traditional rhythms on the island, such as Polka, Chotice, Mazurca etc. That deserve more this opportunity, not only to be cataloged Colombian music, but world heritage.
What is the most important thing in a song?
If there is something more important than music and lyrics in a song, it is certainly the message.
What are the most frequent obstacles you find in the Colombian music industry?
The division into two scenes: commercial and independent. So in the commercial everything sounds the same, the same letters, beats, they all dress the same, they speak the same and there are better economic opportunities, in the independent there is much cultural variety, of sounds, originality, rebellion, there is a social objective, but all this is Too good to be commercial and so does not have much economic value.
For this reason both are not in a single package and that is a great obstacle, both for the independent musician who is not well paid, and for the commercial artist, who we do not force him to make music, lyrics and messages of Quality.
What would or would be the equivalent ofRock (or rock)From the musics of the caribbean?
Jam. Lego Jam So Music.
Rock to the park, Second round What did you present to see this time?
We have come much closer to that Caribbean Folk sound. The new songs have a new color.
How do you add moreRock to Rock to the Park?
In these three years of the project we have explored since Calypso, mento, country. But really in our project, it is a single genre: The Caribbean Folk.
The instruments we use are 100% Folk, we are the Rock of Providence Island before the arrival of electricity.
What is yourGreatest hit?
Avoid the negative and destructive. Be in the mood positive.
I am writing a book that makes me lose the notion of the present and takes me back to nostalgia. That excites me.
Inspiration, luck or talent?
Inspiration is an insurmountable engine and when it comes to talent, there is no luck.
Why creating more?
Creativity is the heart of art, we create more because it is necessary to express the same in a thousand different ways, again and again.
An error that only beginners commit:
Your goals are dreams.
A mistake that even the professionals make:
Believe You know what you learned in a book.
What good is a lawyer in the arts?
For issues of copyright, advice, contracts.
Why do not you need a lawyer in the arts?
For everything else
A phrase that is powdered gold:
"No one misses the water until the well runs dry."
ARockstarOf Caribbean music?