The film seeks to reveal the history of the amphibian universe to understand why the
cumbia It is the most authentic expression of Colombian culture.
Yesterday afternoon, the Colombian met with various Latin American media to give some details. “Without a doubt the biggest challenge was recording during the pandemic. We had everything ready and suddenly the news of the running of the bulls came.
My idea was to show, to tell a story to understand the history of cumbia, of the vallenatos, of the music that has recognized me before the people. It was getting there with all the happiness in the world. All the time I cried because it was going back to a territory where I had been in my childhood, where my dad had friends. He was a doctor and he served them, and they loved him very much,” the singer recalled.
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“Getting there, where Vallenato stories are told, is when one understands that territory because I sensed that the
vallenato He was the son of cumbia”, says the interpreter.
“There were several days of filming and field exploration with drones, we had to do it at a very difficult time because, in addition, nobody knew what was happening and in a territory like that, much less obtaining information. It was complicated, difficult and also very frustrating, but we knew that we had a very powerful history that was important to share, give back to a forgotten culture what was its own, what was worth and draw attention to the territory.
Vives said that “the biggest challenge was recording during the pandemic.” Photo: Instagram
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The artist also spoke about the topic he dedicated to his colleague and friend
Shakira on the album “Cumbiana II”. In the video clip of the song “Currambera”, she recreates the roots of the Barranquilla and reviews her ascending career. “Very beautiful and well deserved. Not only because of what she represents as an artist, as a character, but where she comes from. Women like her in that city, to which I also pay homage as the great epicenter of all that Cumbiana territory. Barranquilla, where Shakira was born, is the capital of the Colombian Caribbean, a city that has grown a lot in the Caribbean, very progressive, that has developed, a very special city. The city of carnival that collects all the traditions of the region and the entire amphibious territory. I personally love Shakira, I have witnessed her career, because we have worked together, we have laughed and cried together. I was really inspired to make a song for her.”