Music represents many traditions, as it expresses a range of social forces and processes , local cultures, and, as we shall see, inevitable tensions between commercial and political interests. Eyerman, R and Jamison A., Music and Social Movements (Cambridge Univ. Press 1998)
Our World is full of sounds and music. Since we were in our mothers womb, the beat of her heart marked our life forever with rhythm. Our environment and world is full of many sounds, rhythm, and some noise; which will considered later as music. If you do not believe me, stop for a second, listen carefully, let the sound take charge, and the melody will soon be recreated in your brain. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181129142352.htm
Music in 2Flavors Música en 2Sabores was born after my time of living in New York. It was Philadelphia and New York the places where music touch me from a different perspective. After our move to Maryland, I decided on 2017 to create a podcast with a different flavor, perspective or approach. I wanted to talk to indie musicians, street performers, musicologists, luthiers, and any one whose life revolves around music. Then my first episode was recorded on as Zoom H1 in the Summer of 2017 until a hacker deleted most of my episodes later on. But lets go back to my early years in life.
For me, life without music has no meaning. My music journey started very early when I was probably around 4 or 5 years old. I remember listening to Spanish music on my father’s record player (turn table for new aficionados); transitioning to main stream rock music. In the 1980’s I was stroke by New Wave and Punk; late 1980’s went back to 1970’s Progressive Rock, and nowadays I am able to listening to any music genre.
It was late 2000’s that my musical mindset began to transform when I visited Argentina and Chile. I began to listen to more folklore music from these two countries. A new fan of harmonies and lyrics just opened in front of my very own eyes. Tangos, milongas, payadas, tonadas and other genres were introduced to me in my two trips to these Austral countries.
It was in 2014 when Daniel Moreno took me under his wings while living in New York, He built a strong foundation on my guitar skills, especially on sight-reading. He taught me how to embrace baroque and renaissance music on guitar. In Maryland, I met Magdalena Duhagon, and she took me to another level on my guitar skills. Under both Daniel and Magdalena’s guidance, my passion for music and history began to evolve. I started to read more about music, composers, different guitar styles and even attended music conferences. That was the moment when Music in 2Flavors/Música en 2Sabores was born in the Summer of 2017 (not like the song Summer of 69).
Music in 2Flavors/Música en 2Sabores has taken and will keep taking you (my audience) and myself to different worlds of harmonies; where jazz, classical, candombe, Andean, Americana, Country, tango, and many other genres will embellish our ears with quavers, crotchet, semiquavers, half notes, and ornaments. My former and future guests has and will feed us with a lot of information and melodies that enrich our senses and emotions. I have not doubt that this music podcast will be here and will be soon a cultural, historical, and musical reference for many researchers who wants to know more about our current music world and multicolor rythms.
Lets enjoy the ride while we can…