This video goes behind the scenes, a youth orchestra teams up with a student dance company to create a version of Peter and the Wolf. In these videos for the TV series Pasion por las Artes I´m finding its much more interesting to take a look at the process rather than just document a performance or a gallery show. Interestingly, and coincidentally, the 2 maestros here come from the same school of the arts in Havana, Cuba, where for the time of their education, roughly the 1970´s and 1980´s, some of the best worldwide performing artists trained.
Luis Díaz, Mexican Blues artist manages to capture the essence of the blues, writing and singing in his native español about themes close to home. He says that when he began 30 years ago Mexican rockers and blues singers were in imitative mode, singing in English and copying these USA & England born forms. With experience and knowledge he and others like the great retired group Real de Catorce began to use Spanish with songs written about social and personal issues close to home, which is what the blues is essentially all about.
With 2 CD´s now distributed you can see Luis around Mexico including the AGUASBLUES Fest in Aguascalientes, the largest venue for this music annually.