Cartagena performer Boris García recently surprised the crowd of more than a thousand spectators in the San Francisco Cathedral, with the first version of his Estrada La Estereofónica: Gala Room for a collective dance.
With more than seventy artists on the stage, he has been able to integrate dance, music, theater, song that is part of the collective memory in the city, especially at the November 11 Independence Festivals: La Estereofónica, in the version of Pedro Laza and his Pelayeros.
When someone is listening to La Estereofónica, in a modern version of Boris Garcia, a good conversation between Pedro Laze and contemporary music that brings together subtle and modern sounds.
The pleasure of music comes and goes into the past and the present.
What is, basically, La Estereofónica, in relation to setting Sabrosure?
– It is an integral artistic project that continues Sabrosura's proposal: it is more humanity, time meetings, conversation of the past and the present. This is the result of the Heroicos project, the Cartagena sound, after decades of research. On the other hand, this is a generational meeting that does not remain in nostalgia but interferes with this nostalgia from the present.
Stereophonic is a popular song that has more than fifty versions. Mexico is a hymn. This work is influenced by many local creators. We assume the local place as the starting point.
Sabro's experience in 2013 brought this time to the songs that go through a hundred years of feeling, the story, with conceptual depth, always revolves around the Cartagenaidad. Like you wrote it once, it's a trademark of the city. This Cartagena cultural project had the support of the Mamonal Foundation, Cabos and Esento.
Which artists do La Estereofónica?
In this first version we have Mayte Montero, Louis Towers, Soneros de Gamero, Koffe el Kafetero, Dj. Fetcho and the Young Prime Minister of the Nuestra Orquesta Project. Stereophonic, along with two creative endeavors, are the result of 20 years of Heroes, Cartagena Sound and Sabrosure, the Cartagena Sound Battle.
How is the concept of a collective dance?
– It enlivens a dance hall, like dancing in tropical huts, but with a new sense of integration of musical, artistic and imaginative, recovers the beauty of popular culture and ancestors.
How is the relationship between local and shade added?
– Each presentation of Sabroure added some colorful features, music, local history, video art. There is a dialogue between the locality and the global, city and its soul. At the end of November we will have a new season Sabrosure. We have understood the history of Cartagena, outside its walls, with a more contemporary vision.
Name is a tribute to sonero Hugo "Sabor" Alandete, who in his song Mi tierra says that everything here in Cartagena is "delicious". This musician barulero, an islander, but raised in Cartagena, was crucial in this process of re-affirming the Cartagena. But this proposal is accompanied by workshops, talks, shows, footage of artists etc. It was a passionate and passionate struggle, focused on organization, creativity and life force.
Who followed and enriched this project?
– In addition to all the artists involved in this proposal, we have had wise suggestions from qualified experts such as journalists and writers Juan Gossaín, Alberto Salcedo Ramos, historian Moisés Álvarez Marín, theaters, film and television artist Jorge Ali Triana.
How do you see Cartagena as an Artistic Scenario?
-General is the epicenter of creation. It's not a cartoon. She has a certain aesthetic. There is a unique and unique style of Cartagena. It is a cultural heritage. But Cartagena suffers from leaving love. Let's try to cure the soul of the city.
The artist Boris García will be honored today on Cartagena Independence Day, by the Council of Cartagena, which emphasizes a wide and successful tragedor of singers, cultural managers, producers and multiple artists.
Last year he debuted as an actor, singer and producer, chosen by director Jorge Alí Triana in the series La Luz de Tus ojos, which recreates the Son of a Slave Dream and his story of love and adventure. For this series, Boris has composed 15 songs between the score, boleros and bullerengues for a hundred chapters. Then, for the series All borrowed, about Galy Galean, he incarnated the fictitious character of Fidel Pastrana, a female musician and the seventeenth-century singer, 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 involvement from Cartagena, from which many ideas, reunions, searches in the art sector of the city and the Caribbean were born. Boris has advised the Mompox Jazz Festival, Fiestas de la Indepedencia de Cartagena (he is the author of one of the festive anthems: the party is illuminated) and has also participated in cultural institutions and community processes. He was one of the stars of the famous band Vallenet, who from 1999 to 2004 received a double platinum plate for sale of nearly one million albums.
Mayte and Boris
Boris Garcia has an intense emission program designed for the rest of the year and mid-2019.
On Monday, November 12, evening will be in the choices and crowns of Miss Colombia, with a purse, composer and producer Maycom Montero, who will perform with his majestic goblins at the Conventional Center in Cartagena, performing his song "Báilalo" mixing caramel music with contemporary sounds. Following is Boris García with La Estereofónica, performed by Boris García, Mayte Montero and Koffee El Kafetero, a song that is undoubtedly a benchmark for a carnival party.
"Cartagena finishes the stage with Cartagena feeling that three artists will perform with La Estereofónica song," the singer says.
Boris brings Cartagena's house and spirit, memories and popular culture, to everything he dreams and plans.
He is disciplined, passionate, dreams and thoughts about music, with a great capacity for inventiveness for the full set of melodies, theaters and dance, bringing together the voices and cadences associated with the popular essence of Cartagena.
It is clear that in these cultural projects in Cartagena the key is to grow an integrative, cohesive collective, creative will.
Not only in vain, Garcíe Márquez's last carnival in Cartagena, the genius of letters, was expressed with humor and grace, with his solemn feelings of complicity before the overwhelming joy of the artist.