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Music and love brought me to Havana

At a Good Time we talked with the songwriter Diego Gutiérrez, who belongs to the latest generation of Cuban trobadours. Diego arrived to our studio to promote two new CDs that will soon be launched to the market.


28 de agosto de 2017 - By Yuricel Romero

At a Good Time we talked with the songwriter Diego Gutiérrez, who belongs to the latest generation of Cuban trobadours. Diego arrived to our studio to promote two new CDs that will soon be launched to the market.

The first of these, ´´Pa´lante el Mambo´´ -Mambo, Go ahead!-, was recently finished and labeled by EGREM recording company. The album is by composer Toni Rodríguez, pianist of Habana de Primera musical group, who will be accompanied by Isaac Delgado and Carlos Varela, among others. The project has also the collaboration of Oliver Valdés (at the drum) and Adael González (at the conga drum).

´´It was quite difficult for us to meet, as many had other work commitments; however, we recorded the album in record time, since its excellent musicians. As to the result, I particularly love it´´, Diego commented.

About the question how he had decided that name for the CD, he answered: ´´The first song of the CD is named like this; I wrote it a long time ago, and it is somewhat ironic, for it deals with the circumstance I was living at that time; although I've always wished to move forward, it is a very optimistic theme. As you will see, this CD is for dancing and reviews many Cuban genres.

Meanwhile, ´´Como antes´´ -Like before-, is a being recording CD, labeled by Unicornio attached to Abdala recording company. According to Diego, it is a different album, having a song genre nature. ´´This CD belongs to another planet, since it has a lot to do with the song genre, which was what I did at the very beginning. I wanted to name it like this, because many people still know me by the song genre, as when I was at the trovuntivitis (I still keep myself at the trovuntivitis, though I'm a little away), he explained.

We see in Gutiérrez' work the Cuban son and trobadour roots; as well as the influence of the music made worldwide by several generations, such as pop, rock and folk and a highly influence of the folk music coming from different countries.

Trying to know a little more about the author of Sabor salado -Salty taste- and En la Luna de Valencia -On the Valencian's moon-, we learnt that it was his love for a woman (his wife), what brought him to Havana. And that same love, along with his passion for music made him remain
here, without losing his Villa Clara origin.

He also told us something about the story of the theme El Cinematografo -The Filmmaker: ´´I lived in Santa Clara and was invited to participate in the Havaana's International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, for which I madea review of the Matamoros's songs; that is, all those guarachas that have the vision of the countryside man who arrives in Havana, which is his/her dazzling toward the big city; I then wanted make a contemporary arrangement out of it, and so I did…´´


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