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Interview with Yuly Y Havana C
- What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Hello, first of all, thanks for the interview, I study music as a girl here in Cuba, it is a profession you study from the time you are a child, first the elementary level and then you go to the middle and higher levels
My mother is a doctor and I studied at a school far from her work, for her convenience one day she saw that there was a long line at a school that was next to her work where music was studied and they explained to her that they took exams to enter this and that was the week of the aptitude tests, she introduced me and from that day my life changed
I think I would have been a doctor I like it a lot and I leaned into it in adolescence despite learning music in my mom's hospital I knew a lot I spent a lot of time in the hospital with my mom
- What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I'm not performing or creating, I really like to read some books and watch some good movies and TV series.
- How long have you been making music?
I've been making music since I can remember 🤣 for almost all my life
- Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I live in Havana , Cuba , a tropical island where music is always a part in daily lives of all Cubans.
- Tell me about your most memorable shows.
The most have been on my island , where the public is euphoric to see us performing , some shows were in Europe in some great festivals like the Pole Pole festival in Ghent Belgium and the Latin festival in Milan, Italy
- What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
My favorite place to perform until today is Cuba , because the public knows our music , but our music is becoming more internationalized , and we would like to play in many countries where we have not yet been able to go to, hopefully soon in United Kingdom 🤣
- If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
In my line up I would have Malu and Alejandro Sanz from Spain and from the younger generation Camilo from Colombia and Ozuna from Puerto Rica as singers and ... as musicians
- What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music?
I would tell them that it is a career of a lot of love, you must believe in yourself and above all trust in what you do and dream not to stop doing it
- If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
If I could go back in time …the advice would be to be patience. I am very desperate.
- Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
The most important song of my career is titled "Lo Malo se va bailando" with that song I became known in my country, it has given me part of everything I am.
- Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
The songs that cannot be missing in our concerts are Bailando ,Quien le dice al corazón , El que la hace la paga , Enamorado….etc
- What is your creative process like, and what inspires you to write your music?
My creative process depends on the states of my moods. The songs come when things happen, when moments of real life or the lives of people close to us
- What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We always sing to love and we like to transmit happiness and joy in our songs
- What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Right now we are promoting our most recent CD, Dura. We are releasing single by single until we finish releasing our CD , hopefully soon we can do a media tour in different countries.