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En el Noticiero Alvarez-Galloso, hemos entrevistados artistas de distintos generos, nacionalidades, culturas, y etnias. Ana Gimenez es la nueva onda en la musica de España, la musica latina, y el mundo.
Tenemos el honor de invitarla para una entrevista. Espero que sea a su gusto pues para mi, la musica de Ana Gimenez es el paraiso en la tierra.
Roberto: Como fueron tus inicios en el mundo del
Ana: Muy bonitos los recuerdo con mucho cariño , mi
familia amigos y compañeros de esa epoca tambien
estan en mi corazon .Con 14 años era cantante
profesional y salia actuar ante miles de personas .En
Cataluña disfrute mucho cantando , en muchos
puntos diversos y con figuras muy importantes .
Despues con 16 me fui a Zaragoza .Estube entre
Barcelona y Zaragoza varios años .Aprendi mucho,
al estar desde tan pequeña en el teatro .Despues fui
a Madrid para reforzar mis estudios y mi carrera .
Roberto :Has actuado e interpretado la mejor musica
pop flamenca y tambien de otros estilos en España
Portugal y Andorra cual es el genero de mayor
dificultad y facilidad para ti u otro cantante ?
Ana :En general la musica tiene dificultad en
cualquier genero .Yo al haber interpretado siempre
canciones de diversos estilos, a la hora de componer tengo
mas diversidad.Me decanto por la fusion ,aunque
reconozco que es un genero muy dificil .
Roberto :Como lograste tu debut en Miami ?
Ana: Bueno reconozco que mi debut oficial no era .Solo
fue una actuacion para mis amigos ,mas intimos , al
cual les estoy, muy agradecida por su magnifica
velada . Interprete temas de muy diversos estilos .
Estabamos tan bien que cante el doble de lo que
habia previsto .Agradezco de todo corazon a la
escritora y una de las mejores poetisas del mundo
Aleyda Cruz que nos honrara con su
presencia Tambien a los demas artistas y miembros
de mi Club de fans .Lo pasamos muy bien fue una
noche muy entrañable.
Roberto : Cual fue la inspiracion para grabar
Saboreando el amor ?
Ana : Con este tema, me inspire precisamente en
las fusiones de nuestros corazones .Considero que
el mundo necesita mucho amor ,que fusionando las
energias positivas , creando y dando amor
conseguiremos que este planeta sea mas
hermoso .En estos momentos que vivimos ,creo
que cuanto mas ames y respetes, mas feliz eres .El
mundo esta lleno de colores y cada ser, es unico en
su genero, la convivencia en armonia ,es muy
importante para la tierra
Roberto :Cual fue la inspiracion detras del exito
Vence a mi sombra luz ?
Ana : Este tema lo
compuse en Madrid Me inspire en El alma y el
amor .La luz que de este tema emana ,ya te lo dice.
Aun estando en la verdadera oscuridad nuestra
alma ,siempre tiene brillar ,buscar la luz ,es la unica
forma de transformar las cosas y la vida a un plano
positivo .Tambien me inspire en el amor de mi vida .
Roberto :Cual es su consejo para aquellos que
quieren aprender a cantar y actuar ?
Ana : Que aprendan lo maximo que puedan .Esta
carrera parace facil, pero no lo es .Hay que ser muy
constante .No solo hay que ser buen atista tambien
buena persona eso es primordial .
Roberto : Hay algun mensaje para el publico ?
Ana: Si que los quiero mucho, que sin ellos, mi
sueño , no seria posible .Gracias por vuestro apoyo y
cariño Pueden descargar en Tunes Saboreando el
amor y Vence a mi sombra luz. De todo corazon ,lo
unico que deseo, es seguir haciendo musica,para
vosotros, para compartirla y saborearla juntos en
directo muy pronto .
Quiero agradecerte por su presencia. Es un honor y placer poder entrevistarte. Mis mejores deseos en su exito y siempre.
Quiero felicitarte por sus exitos musicales pues lograste poner el nombre de Cuba y de nosotros los cubanos-estadounidenses en alto.
Debbie Forrest is one of the musical icons in 21st Century America. She is one of the few artists who has included God in her life and music.
Ms. Forrest is also a worship leader in the University Baptist Church as well as a singer. I invited her to be interviewed and she accepted. The rest is one of the greatest interviews in the world.
1. When did you start your journey towards the Lord?
I decided I wanted to follow the Lord when I was pretty young. In my family, Jesus, was never just something we did. It was a way of life. My parents didn’t just make us go to church, but they really lived out what they preached by showing amazing amounts of love, generosity, and grace to the people around us. They also lived very joyfully. It never felt like it was a duty or check box they had to complete. They just loved following Jesus, and I learned by example.
2. How important is God in your life?
You can probably tell from my answer to the first question that Christ isn’t just a part of my life, He IS my life. The closer I get to understanding WHO God is, and not just what he wants me to DO, the more I fall in love with the real message of the gospel of Jesus. I’ve lived apart from following God’s word, and I’ve lived following him. In my experience, making the choice to follow Him each day is REALLY hard, but not following him makes my LIFE really hard.
3. How are you able to combine a singing career and a ministry?
Honestly, it’s not that hard. I think everyone is seeking happiness and fulfillment. When I can be honest and vulnerable with people about who I am and the stories of my personal experience with struggle, doubt, happiness, etc, I think it connects with people. As music fans listen to music I think they can appreciate honesty and good music even if they don’t agree with what it is saying. But, if I am preachy or put on some sort of air that doesn’t seem like truth, people know it and will pull away.
4. How did you get your start in the music business?
I started working in the music business in Nashville through some internships I did in college. I wrote songs with my friends in college and generally just liked to make music. When I graduated I’d get really bored with every job I ever did. I’d come home and write more songs. I’d sing at church some too. One day I just decided that I’d try doing music for a living, and knew that I’d have to take all the business skills I had, plus a ton of hard work, if I was ever going to make a living at it. So, that’s what I did. I worked, and still work, very hard every day trying to get better at what I do.
5. What are the activities that your ministry have?
Primarily, I lead the music at a church called University Baptist Church in Houston on Sundays, but I also go to women’s prisons to play music for them and I occasionally go to one of the churches in Houston’s 5th Ward to lead the neighborhood children in songs.
6. What can we as a society do to return to God?
You’ve probably heard it said that people just want to be known and understood. I think that is what God would want too. For us all to get to know him. Only in true relationship can we ever know and love someone fully.
7. What is your advice for the world?
Love God. Love others (even your enemies).
I want to thank you Debbie for accepting my invitation to be interviewed. My congratulations to you for placing God first and foremost at a time when people have abandoned Him. Best wishes from Florida.
I have had the honor of interviewing many artists during my career with The Alvarez-Galloso News Hour. The two artists [of the few] that have stood out with regards to my admiration for them are Laura Marie and Chris Taylor.
The music and personality of these two singer songwriters is the reason. When Chris Taylor sings his version of “Angels We Have Heard On High”, I get [using a title from a song recorded by The Eagles] “a peaceful easy feeling” in a spiritual and personal sense.
The same feeling occurs when I hear Laura Marie sing “A Cherry Tree Carol”. The interpretations of songs by Laura Marie and Chris Taylor evokes a call to make Christmas an everday happening by loving each other. I will not deny receiving the same feeling when seeing a You Tube of both of them singing at the Luminaire.
I have decided to invite Chris Taylor to be interviewed for two reasons:
1. The Chris Taylor version of “Angels We Have Heard On High” is a refeshing contemporary version that compliments the classical version. If 45 RPM’s or EP’s [Vinyls] were around, both versions can be recorded for Side A or Side B.
2. Chris Taylor and Laura Marie [in my humble opinion] are not just singer songwriters. They belong to a class of singer songwriters that are musical geniuses.
1. What inspired you to be a singer-songwriter?
As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a creative mind and just liked exploring things. I loved the idea of writing thoughts and feelings and setting them to music. But it wasn’t until I heard U2′s Unforgettable Fire album that it motivated me like a wake up call from somewhere inside of me. That was the turning point… I think it was 1984.
> 2. Who were your musical idols and what did you learn from their musical styles in order to form the style that would be Chris Taylor?
I’ve never really decided on a style! I keep going from acoustic to electric to drum loops to live band to solo – whatever mood and vibe is in my head… that’s what I want to do. Growing up I loved The Cars, then U2, then Joseph Arthur, The Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers… I love so much. James and their singer Tim Booth… amazing.
> 3. When did you first start collaborating with Laura Marie?
As soon as I could after I met her! She comes from a different mind set to music and songwriting than I do – but we connect pretty well and it makes for interesting collaborations. Although she appreciates many different styles, she leans toward a more “folk” sound… whereas I come from outer space and have lots of wild ideas and interpretations.
> 4. Have you collaborated with other artists?
Sure. When I was younger… I never really had that opportunity. Insecurity kept me from seeking it out. But as I grew more confident in my own approach and style… and in meeting more songwriters locally here in San Antonio… I’ve written with Ruben V., Lady Jane Grey, Misty Jones to name a few. My biggest co-writing opportunity was with the amazing Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics. That was just a cool, cool thing. And have social media to thank for that. He is big on Twitter – and that is where he found me.
> 5. What inspired you to record your own version of “Angels We Have Heard On High”?
It was 1994 or something like that… a local radio station here in San Antonio (99.5 KISS) was having local musicians come in and do their versions of Christmas Songs. I got an invite to the station and before I knew it I was in the car with my guitar heading down to rock a Christmas tune…. when it dawned on me… I didn’t really KNOW ANY Christmas songs! So I had to improv (which I do quite a bit) and try and recall the lyrics and melody to a song we sang in church as a teenager. “Angels” was the first song that popped into my head! So I knew I wouldn’t be able to play it in all it’s traditional glory… so I rewrote the sacred melody to fit my vibe while beating my hands on the steering wheel like a sloppy drummer…. when I got to the station I was in the waiting room and wrote chords to what I had been singing on the drive…. 15 minutes later – I’m singing it to San Antonio! Since then… I’ve grown to appreciate the lyric and the power behind it all.
> 6. Have you performed outside of Texas? There is one venue that could interest you in the future. http://www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com/
I used to travel all the time. I’ve been all over America, to Canada and my music has even got me as far as Germany. These days… without a promotional machine behind me… it’s harder to get out of town. Plus I have a full time music job that keeps me grounded to San Antonio / Austin scene. But that’s a good thing… for now.
> 7. What sets Chris Taylor’s music apart from the mainstream music of New York, Hollywood, or Nashville?
That is a great question. I would say…. Nothing! Hahaha… Or maybe the only difference is… I’m not even trying to do anything other than what brings me joy at the moment of recording or playing live. Not trying to create a strategy for sales or even find a market. i’ve relaxed quite a bit on that front. I’m just making music that brings me joy. That is a great place to be.
> 8. What is your advice for those who want a music career?
I wouldn’t know where to start… I’d tell them to NOT think of it as a career. Think of it as a gift that can blossom into something else if it’s meant to do so. Or it can be an escape from the stress of the world… or it can be someone else’s escape… never let the pursuit of money or fame guide your music – or else it would be hollow. Create what brings you joy and if money and fame come along with that… now – THAT is amazing!
> 9. Do you have any message for the public?
Hahaha! No… but let me think here… OK… Love each other. We are all broken but we were all designed to bring light into this world. Some of us get to shine light through our artwork… others shine it through a smile, a lifestyle, hard work… parenthood… be creative. Live creatively and full of love…. it will change your life.
Thank you Chris for accepting my invitation and for your words to the people. My best wishes to you now and always.
Writing to you from the beautiful Hudson Valley, where the sky is perfect blue and cicadas are singing.
The new album is done!! Release date and title coming next week. I’m excited. So many incredible people to thank for making this happen. Especially you. Yes, you! Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
For all of you lovelies in Los Angeles and New York City, there are two very very exciting shows coming up I’d love to see you at – new songs and special guests!
Tues. AUGUST 30 @ HOTEL CAFE!
[ LOS ANGELES, CA ] 7pm
1623 Cahuenga Blvd. Sharing the bill with Ian Axel, Allie Moss + Bess Rogers! 7pm sharp. Bring all your friends, and more. $7, 21+ http://HotelCafe.com
Thurs. SEPTEMBER 22 @ THE LINCOLN CENTER!
[ NEW YORK, NY ] 8:30pm
70 Lincoln Center Plaza. Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium, presented in collaboration with NewSong Music. Free with a rocking band! http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/index.php/atrium-newsong-music-sept-22-2011
More coming soon. Hope you’re well and enjoying all the love and life around you.
If you haven’t downloaded the FREE SAMPLER EP (one song from each of the past albums) get it here! http://amberrubarth.bandcamp.com/album/free-winter-sampler-ep
Can’t wait to share this new music with you. This album was a group effort, and the people I got to create it with are super special ones. Pretty sure I’m the luckiest girl on the planet.