Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Breathe Music!. Air is just there.

Ever since I remember my life,.Music has been an important ingredient for my daily routine,. Being Latino, I grew listening to a mixture of cultural musical expressions,. My father was a loyal fan of Creedence Clear Water Revival and Ray Conniff,. He also introduced me to an artistic expression that I had not heard before. Poetry, he used to play records of "El Indio Duarte" from Uruguay, with poems like "El Duelo Del Mayoral" and "Porque No Tomo Mas."
Camilo Sesto from Spain

My mother on the other hand had passion for Mariachi Music by Lucha Villa and Juan Gabriel,. But her very favorite was Camilo Sesto, a tall handsome singer from Spain, when she was in a bad mood my sister Rubi and I knew that playing his music would make her feel much better.
she also enjoyed fun rhythms like the Cumbias and Gaitas from Colombia and the humorous local Salvadorian groups.
Being the baby of the family I also got to enjoy the love for the Music my siblings were devoted to,. My older sister was an Abba fan,. she used to daydream of being the blond girl of the group.
My brother was into Kc and Sunshine Band as well as Mexican group Los Bukis, plus some Rock bands such as Kiss and Black Sabath. my other sister was a Disco fan and also a romantic,. With her I learn to love Disco artist such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and The Village People, but also the slow songs from Bee-Gees and The Carpenters, our household was filled of vinyl 45's and Lp's .
Orquesta Internacional de Los Hermanos Flores, The favorites  in El Salvador.

As I got to be a teenager I developed my own taste for Music and descovered that I love the old School Music better, such as The Supremes, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Engelbert Humperdinck,. But I also found myself singing along with tropical beats such as Orquesta Hermanos Flores, Las Chicas del Can or Rey Ruiz,. I also got love for Tango, Carlos Gardel, Amelita Baltar and others,. But El Salvador is rich on musical expressions and their trade mark is Cumbia Music and I loved Orquesta Casino, Grupo Bravo and Fredy Zelada.

But Music has so much more to offer and I also embraced Classic Music, discovered my passion for Johan Sebastian Bach and his concerts of violin and organ, some of the most beautiful music ever made, Classic Music lead me to Opera, where I fell in love with Maria Callas who transported me to an unknown dimension of musical ecstasy, her voice and temperamental interpretation.
Maria Callas at Lascalla in Milan, Italy

However living in a Latin country the influences are from other genres and I open my heart to Mambo, Corridos and Rancheras with great exponents such as Damazo Perez Prado, Los Tigres del Norte, Vicente Fernadez and Lola Beltran. But there were also young Spanish Rock singers and bands such as my very favorite Alejandra Guzman, Alaska y Dinarama and Los Enanitos Verdes.
Los Enanitos Verdes with hits such as "La Muralla Verde"

I live in America now and I am in Music heaven.! we have it all in America,. Soon after my arrival I found Texano Music with Selena, Hip Hop with my girl Queen Latifah, Country with Bryan White, Lonestar and the queen of country Ms.Loretta Lynn, Easy Listening with the one and only Elton John, and many other artist who I love,. Pink, Jon Von Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Michael Jackson, Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers.

The best exponent of Ranchero, Vicente Fernandez

Rocker and Mexican Icon Alejandra Guzman
The Bad Boy of the Circuit, Talented D J Jipsta

Forever The Queen of Texano Music, Selena
And most recently I discovered the Amazing JIPSTA with his 'Nasty Boy vs Nasty Girl' and 'Party of the Year' with an upcoming album "Bandoozle" with great songs such as "Internet Kill The Clubs" and "Too New York". Album that he created and produced as an independent music artist.
Music is one of the most beautiful and felt expressions that comforts the soul, life is much better because of music.
I don't understand people who don't enjoy music, life would be such a sad mute without Music,. The day I die I want the music to play long and loud as my life is celebrated.
This memory of my love affair with music has been For Your Eyes Only.

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