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.
Patricia Engel’s Vida —a collection of stories linked by its character and narrator, Sabina— is an impressive literary debut. In this appearance in Contraportada (Engel’s first television interview), the author talked about developing a feminine voice and writing as a second generation immigrant.
After 8 years of exploring the bomba tradition in New York City, the 13-piece bomba ensemble Alma Moyó has released its debut album, No Hay Sábado Sin Sol.
Alex LaSalle, founder of the band, came to Contraportada to talk about the record and what draws him to explore the musical legacy of his elders.