Ismael Serrano reflected on the current world crisis after passing through Montevideo


The Spanish singer-songwriter, that in recent years took off from Europe and triumphed in much of Latin America, was this week in Montevideo, Uruguay, presenting his new work Dreams of an awake man.

At a press conference, Ismael Serrano spoke with the gentle tone that distinguishes him and pointed to issues that concern and move him. In that sense, assured that the current global economic crisis is a «chance" to "Rethink" the model of society, since this "It has not been able to respond to the real needs of the people."

The return to Montevideo took place nine months after his previous visit, at the Summer Theater in that city. Consulted for his latest album Dreams of an awake man Serrano He said that songs aspire to hope, to «Be certain that this better future is a possible reality and not a utopia».

"(In this recital) we say goodbye to that place we invented: the port city of Peumayén, which in the Mapuche indigenous language means 'dream place'"Said Serrano, in reference to the show he gave.

In an interview with the Spanish agency EFE, the musician expressed his admiration for the writers Mario Benedetti, César Vallejo and the poet Pablo Neruda. "My first references were here, before knowing the continent there was already a bond", commented the artist, demonstrating his feeling for all of Latin America.

He also confessed that he is inspired by current problems, such as immigration, which in Spain is a worrying issue, due to the conditions in which African immigrants embark, heading to Spain, in search of a better future: “When, in an irresponsible way from political authorities, immigration is pointed out as a problem, one inevitably gets indignant, therefore, one gets emotional and a song emerges. I am concerned about how forgetful we are, when in Europe until yesterday we were an immigrant people and Latin America to a large extent was very generous with us »he remembered Serrano, accounting for the "Historical forgetfulness" Europe.

Source: Yahoo Music

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