Juanes: "creativity and innovation are essential"


The Colombian singer Juanes stated that creativity and innovation are essential to the success of an artist. According to the vocalist, "creativity" is essential in his daily life to achieve "connection to music»And that is what he has been doing throughout his more than 26 years of musical career. «Creativity is the connection with what one really is. That is expressed in music and that is what I have been clinging to all the time, "said the 41-year-old Colombian, before his talk with a score of students from the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University.

This event is part of the "Grammy U Soundchecks" series of conferences, organized by the Recording Academy, with the aim of helping young musical talents. During this question and answer session, the interpreter of "The Black Shirt" and "It's for You" encouraged young people to fight for their dreams and find a place in the music industry.

"Twenty years ago I picked up the phone book and called all the record companies in Colombia, I also called all the radio stations and put different voices so they wouldn't think I was the same person."

Juanes, who has grown up between "folk music, tango, rancheras, boleros, metal and rock", said that he does not like to be pigeonholed into a musical style and "always do the same thing." The Colombian, who has 19 Latin Grammy Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, confessed that Juan Luis Guerra is one of the artists for whom he has the greatest "admiration and respect", and stressed that he has "an extraordinary level and sensitivity."

The singer from Medellín acknowledged that throughout his musical career he has taken the example of "many famous people" in the music industry such as "Tony Bennett, Miguel Bosé or Nelly Furtado." However, he pointed out that during all this time the most important thing was to listen to the advice of his family and friends to achieve a successful musical career. "Throughout my life I have been listening to all the people who have been talking to me, starting with my mother, in order to move on because sometimes you get lost along the way."

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Via | EFE

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