Contraportada Is Back

Contraportada, the arts and culture  segment I conducted between 2007 and 2011 for NY1 Noticias is back on air. The show returned on January 6 with an interview to up-and-coming Colombian-roots rockers M.A.K.U. Soundsytem, and a few days later with an interview to Guatemalan star Gaby Moreno. This week, it was the turn of flamenco genre-bender Buika, who had been on Contraportada back in 2010.

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Buika: Sad Songs Are “Weapons of Mass Construction”

During this interview with Spanish singer Buika, I asked her a question I had always wanted to make to an artist able to convey the pain her music sometimes brings: if she carried that feeling with her all the time, and if she had to experience those feelings before expressing them. That was the beginning of a surprising conversation on the connection between art and pain.