Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca presented ‘talk to me softly‘, a theme that brings together Latin rhythms such as the Cuban son and where he joins his voice to that of the Cuban Cimafunk. The musician also celebrates the reception of the song with his return to the stage, a tour that will probably bring him to Peru.
‘Háblame bajito’ is defined as a song that invites you to solve problems by listening to the other. How much do you think that during the pandemic we have listened to each other or do you think that the running of the bulls played against us?
I think that during the pandemic we learned to listen to each other much more, because the fact of being confined also generated that need to talk to people and to accompany each other and to connect by Zoom and listen to the other. Knowing what he was feeling and accompanying us in such a particular situation, but I also think that, unfortunately, things are quickly forgetting us and only now that we are coming out with a warm head, as the song says, well, we already forget that and we are experiencing very absurd situations.
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In your twenty years of career you have had important collaborations. Is there anything you have planned to do with a Peruvian in the medium or long term?
With Gian Marco, with whom we are super friends, we have always said that we have to do something and it is there in the pipeline. I hope it happens. Now I’m getting ready to return to the stage, in March in Mexico and hopefully I’ll be in Peru.
Is re-recording in English in your plans?
I’ve recorded a couple of things, with Ringo Star, ‘Now the Time Has Come’, on my symphonic album a couple of songs in English (‘Angel Eyes’ and ‘What A Wonderful World’). I have been doing things. It is a subject that I like, but mainly I do it in Spanish. When the opportunities appear that I see that flow in a natural way to do something in English, I took them because I like them, but my thing is Spanish.
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Your representatives report that you lead philanthropic and social initiatives. What causes do you support or catch your attention?
That has always been a recurring theme for me. I do it from the beginning of my career with works and social projects. For a few years I have had a foundation called Gratitudewhere we support cultural projects that have a social impact and have supported people who, through hip hop, rap, break dance or graffiti, make a difference and carry a message. It brings together young people who are learning, making an effort instead of being in bad steps and thus, little by little, we have been paving the way for the foundation. We are very happy with what we have achieved so far. We know that there is still a long way to go, it is very difficult to open paths through a foundation, but hey, it has been a challenge that we have set ourselves and that is where we are in the work of continuing to do things. Hopefully one day we can get to Peru with our proposal.
In the last few days, the Puerto Rican rapper Farruko has been the talk of the town, after his conversion to Christianity. What do you think?
Each one has to be completely honest with what he feels, with what he thinks, and if that is what he thinks he feels, what he should do at this moment, that’s fine. One cannot fool oneself, I respect and applaud what he is feeling.
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