Cartesian artist Boris García recently surprised an audience of more than a thousand viewers, in San Francisco Cloister, with the first version of La Estereofónica: Gala for Collective Dance.
With more than seventy artists on stage, he managed to incorporate dance, music, theater around a song that is part of the collective memory in the city, especially in these Independence Festivals on November 11: La Estereofónica, Pedro Laza and Pelayeros of.
When someone listens to La Estereofónica, in the modern version of Boris García, there is a good conversation between Pedro Laza and modern music, which gathers the ancestor and the modern.
The tasting of music comes and goes in the past and present.
What, in essence, is La Estereofónica, in connection with the organization of Sabrosura?
-It is an integral artistic work that continues the Sabrosura proposal: is the multi-ethnic, the encounters of the epochs, the discussion of the past and the present. This is the result of the Heroicos project, a sound of Cartagena, after a decade of research. It is, in turn, a generational meeting that does not remain nostalgic, but rather asks this nostalgia with the present.
Stereophonic is a popular song that has more than fifty editions. In Mexico, it's a hymn. This work is influenced by many local artists. We consider the local as a starting point.
Sabrosura's experience in 2013 brought this path with songs that have gone through hundreds of years of emotions, stories, with conceptual depths that always revolve around Cartageneidad. It's like writing it once, it's the brand of the city. This cultural work of Cartagena has the support of the Mamonal, Cabos and Esenttia Foundation.
What artists make up La Estereofónica?
-In this first release we have Mayte Montero, Louis Towers, Soneros de Gamero, Koffe el Kafetero, Dj. Fetcho and the youth premiere of the Nuestra Orquesta project. The Stereo, together with the two creative efforts, is the result of 20 years of Heroic work, the sound of Cartagena and the Sambrosoura project, the essence of Cartagena.
How is the concept of gala for a collective dance?
– Revives a dance, such as when dancing in tropical huts, but with a new sense of incorporating music, artistic and graphic, regaining the beauty of folk culture and ancestor.
How is the relationship of local and what shades are added?
– Each Sabroura presentation adds graphic components, music, local history, art videos. There is a dialogue between the region and the world, its city and its soul. We will have new seasons of Sabrosura at the end of this November. We have captured the history of Cartagena, beyond its walls, with a more modern vision.
The name is a tribute to Sonero Hugo "Sabor" Alandete, who says in Mi Tierra's song that everything here in Cartagena is "delicious". This barulero musician, insular but raised in Cartagena, was the key to this process of reaffirming the cartoon. But this proposal is accompanied by workshops, talks, presentations, recordings of artists, etc. It was a passionate and passionate struggle, centered on organization, creativity and vital force.
Who accompanies and enriches this work?
– Apart from all the artists incorporated in this proposal, we had the wise suggestions of specialized professionals such as journalists and writers Juan Gossaín, Alberto Salcedo Ramos, historian Moisés Álvarez Marín, the theatrical, film and television artist Jorge Ali Triana.
How do we perceive Cartagena as an artistic scenario?
-Cartagena is a focal point of creation. It's not caricature. It has a special aesthetics. There is a unique and unique style of Cartagena. It is a cultural heritage. But Cartagena suffers from love in abandonment. Let us try to heal the soul of the city.
Artist Boris Garcia will be honored today on the Independence Day of Kartana by the Council of Cartagena, which highlights the wide and successful harvest of the singer, the artistic director, the producer and the multiple artist.
Last year he made his debut as an actor, singer and producer, selected by director Jorge Alí Triana, in the series La luz de tus ojos, which recreates the universe of Piro and his stories of love and adventure. For that series, Boris composed 15 songs between poros, boleros and bullerengues for the hundred chapters. Then for the "Everything is borrowed" series, for Galy Galeano, he embodied the fantastic character of Fidel Pastrana, a female musician and man of the 1960s, and also composed 10 songs, including ballads and tropical music for the series .
In 2006, the artist created Heroic, an ambitious proposal for regional music integration from Cartagena, from which many ideas, meetings, research into the artistic field of the city and the Caribbean have been born. Boris has consulted the Mompox Jazz Festival, the Fiestas de la Indepedencia de Cartagena (he is the author of one of the festive hymns: the party was lit) and has participated in cultural institutions and community processes. It was one of the stars of the famous band Vallenet, which received a record of double platinum for sales of almost one million albums, between 1999 and 2004.
Mayte and Boris
Boris Garcia has an intense broadcast agenda designed for the rest of the year and mid-2019.
On Monday, November 12, it will be the night of Miss Colombia's election and crowning, with the chaffer, the composer and producer Mayte Montero, who will perform with his ancestral bagpipes at the Cartagena Conference Center, interpreting the song "Báilalo "which combines Caribbean music with modern sounds. Then, Boris García with the song La Estereofónica, performed by Boris García, Mayte Montero and Koffee El Kafetero, a song that is undoubtedly a reference point for the Cartagena festivals.
"Cartagena completes the scene with Cartagena, who feels that the three artists will appear with La Estereofónica," says the singer.
Boris brings home and the spirit of Cartagena, with his memory and folk culture, to what he dreams and designs.
He is disciplined, passionate, dreams and thinks of music, with a great capacity of ingenuity for the indispensable representation of melody, theater and dance, gathering voices and skills linked to the folk essence of Cartagena.
It is clear that in these cultural works in Cartagena, the key is to develop integrated, coherent collective creative wills.
Not in vain, García Márquez's last party in Cartagena, the genius of the letters, expressed with humor and gratitude the festive feeling of being together before the joy of the artist.