"One reads a poem hoping to see the bones of the poet" [Interview with Mariana Kruk]

Interview Mariana Kruk

The rockstars they exhaust tickets to their concerts; the writers rockstars they exhaust copies of the print runs of their books. Mariana Kruk is a rockstar writer.

It is not easy to sell book is full digital heyday. It is more difficult to sell poetry books. If you exhaust a book of poetry in sales, my hat goes, reverence and everything.

Mariana Kruk write, publish and move from "ex officio: burn"And"the desire travels in elevators", The blogs where he collects many of his writings. It also dictatesvirtual workshops of poetry (poetic accompaniment).

Mariana has a contemporary voice. Leave out the initial capitals, as who puts their own rules. It generates an intimate atmosphere with two verses; and you get a smile with a reference pop. It spins in your head and questions your heart.

Her books, eight published books, are all (happily) exhausted, she says in her blogs. But there are more that are cooking, next is called HINGE, in his answers he gave us an advance.

Kindly answered our interview and here we share them.

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"I'm excited and look for ways to make YouTube more accessible" [Interview with Javier Arias González]

Interviews - Javier Arias González

We speak with Javier Arias, Engineer, MBA who works as a strategic partner with YouTube and at this moment he is in charge of a project for more development and adoption of YouTube in Africa.

Among other great achievements are: beat a world record when dancing zorba collectively with other 1,671 people over Google and be a tireless cyclist who competes every time he can to continue living to the limit.

I met Javier while I was in Barcelona, ​​he was one of my first teachers, a smiling guy with an air of incredible tranquility. He dictated a subject called "Social Networks, Web 2.0, and New Trends" where we learned about the Internet, Internet service providers (ISP) and other issues related to the network.

We wanted to interview Javier because he is currently dedicated to developing and increasing the use of YouTube in Africa, this means that he is in charge of achieving greater access to the platform in this territory. Also because he is an expert in Internet security and use of personal data; one of the currencies of change of the digital era. Topics that interest us and we want to share.

Social networks and digital platforms take each time of our time, and have become ideal windows and channels to achieve dreams, launch big stars, sell smoke, teach and take education to remote corners and of course have fun, we wanted to know a little more of the topic, so here we leave you with your answers.

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"I make music to live together, to embrace, to dance, to converse." [Interview with Leiden]

Leiden Interview

We interviewed Leiden, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter. He gave us his answers and songs.

Thes The business wheels are places with a hostile public. Filled with critics assessing the artist's live performances with skepticism. They look for something they can take to their spaces. They judge. We judge. What it does not do is an easy scenario.

In such a scenario, we met Leiden. A Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter who took the stage of Circulart (2015) in Medellín and left us astonished.

Armed with a feathered headdress, an immense smile and a suitcase full of songs he made one of theshowcasesMost beautiful I've seen.

Heartfelt, authentic songs.

Each a trip.

Each discharge of energy, of peace, of longing. Accurate composer Fantastic interpreter. Between applause, percussion hits and an exquisite vibrato hypnotized us.

 

Since then he has released two more albums. "La vuelta al sol" (2016) with live versions of his first songs ("Turbio el Corazón", "Anhelé" and "When he dreamed" among others) and "The dead also leave flowers" (2017) with indispensable songs like "Lovers" . His songs explore from the bolero to the densest end of alternative pop.

Woe to us !, we sigh while we listen to his songs and we hope he will give us many more.

In one sentence, how would you describe the music you make.

Sincere, in constant search, risky, Latin American, congruent with my center, healer.

What environment do you think best accompanies your music?

Varies, I consider that I make music to live, hug, dance, talk, etc ...

What is the most important thing in a song?

The clarity.

What do you think is yourGreatest hit?

Of songs, I consider the one of Cuando Soñaba. It's a song that was organically viral in Spotify's world lists, and many people continue to know me through it.

Who do the dead leave flowers?

To everyone who sings, forgives and remembers.

Which project that you are involved in today is the one that most excites you?

The perennial project of making songs and sharing them.

Inspiration, luck or talent?

Empathy.

Why creating more?

Creating for me is talking, sharing my point of view while giving an infinite gift.

A song for the pop revolution:

"Hijos del peligro" by Me llamo (Sebastián).

A song to dream:

"Rising" of Lhasa de Sela.

A song to escape:

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead.

A song to sing to the sea:

"Casa Pronta" by Mallu Magalhaes.

A mistake that even the professionals make:

Impatience.

What good is a lawyer in the arts?

To have everything in order regarding Copyright.

A verse that is gold dust:

"If someone steals food and then gives life, what to do?"

"Playa Girón"
Silvio Rodriguez

A) Rockstarof alternative pop?

Coco Rosie.

 Colombia is in your sights?

Always.

[Editor's note: here we wait for you. Always.]

A band is something (I imagine) similar to a family or a couple (polyamorous) [Interview with Juan Manuel Torreblanca]

"I think that there, in other places, there are many songs to be written and discovered." [Interview with Lucio Feuillet]

Lucio Feuillet Interview

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.

It was a great pleasure for us to talk to Lucio and we hope you are fortunate enough to have purchased tickets for the official release of the album. on Friday 2 of March in theTeatro Estudio, of the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Avenida 170 Street No. 67-51 - San José de Bavaria, Bogotá) - For sale in First Row.

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".

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"Creating is what keeps me excited" [Interview with Elsa and Elmar]

Interview Elsa and Elmar
We talk to Elsa and Elmar, the queen of spiritual pop.

Last week I was at the concert Caloncho in a bar in Bogotá. The Mexican band was opening Technicolor Fabrics and they invited Juan Pablo Vega to sing a song with them.

A group of people next to me asked, "You have not heard Elsa and Elmar?—

They should, I thought.
They should.

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