“I hope that the public accepts this video because it is not just one more, it pays tribute to an entire country. Therefore, we are going to be in the eyes of the world ”, says Eva Ayllón about ‘Arriba Peru’, a song produced by Tony Succar and with Daniela Darcourt in the music and lyrics credits. Renata Flores joined the project to sing in runasimi, a language that she hopes will become popular in music and in everyday life.
“Many people do not feel free to speak Quechua. There are many people in Lima that I know who speak Quechua, in Ayacucho even more, but they are afraid, and those gaps must be broken. We are trying to make it normal and nice to speak Quechua. Music can sensitize ”, Renata comments for Zoom and Daniela notes that the theme responds to the situation at the gates of the bicentennial, to classism, racism and“ calls for unity ”.
“The song is born as a result of that. I listen to huayno and I swear to God that stomping is automatic, I have Ancashina blood from my grandfather, a veteran of the 1941 war. I have a lot of chola, Inca, black … I try to defend the naturalness of the artist also tell them that I am feeling what is hitting my country right now. What I want beyond recognition is for them to feel identified. We are equal and we are connected ”.
“Here respect for the artist does not exist”
When it comes to artist rights, Eva Ayllón talks about politics. “Of that I do think and I have always complained,” he says while waiting for changes in that sector. “When I entered music – now it is worse – respect for national artists did not exist, it does not exist. I always said: ‘Why don’t we do like in Argentina or Venezuela at that time, it was 60% national music and 40% international. So, they had an obligation to present national art. I always said that and they called me crazy. In Mexico there is a rest home where the artist goes to die. They also care about health, they provide them with a very inexpensive department, let’s say. But here there is none of that. Rather, what they do is criticize you, they tell you ‘why do you ask if you earn so much’. I have a team of more than 25 people, I worry that there is work ”.
For now, as producers, they hope to “empower more women in music,” says Daniela while questioning television. “Let’s stop normalizing calling anyone an artist. Not because you are on television you become an artist, it seems disrespectful to me ”.
He anticipates that he could create a platform dedicated to discovering talents. “Having a franchise, a Televisa, is something that I have as a goal, to put a space where support and training can be provided.” The Grammy winner joins the initiative and adds that there have to be requirements. “First and foremost, talent. For example, I told Renata’s mom that her videos should be on HTV or MTV, with their lyrics in English, Spanish and Quechua, they are wonderful. That is art”.
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