You know, creation is a cool process. When you are on that state is like painting with the imagination; that is when you say, yes! I have a great idea and suddenly all the connections come to mind and yes, you feel like if you are in another world, exactly is that, is about creating new worlds. The mood happens really fast and goes away in the same way, so you have to reap the benefits of it while it last. Don’t leave for next day; don’t leave for next week, because you are on! Just sit down, and put all those thoughts into paper, more will come as you start writing, for sure, because you are in the zone. I’m a man, but I imagine that is like giving birth; your head, spirit or whatever it is pumping out the stream of creation, please don’t close the tap, don’t do that to yourself, let them flow as crystal waters from a mountain, let them flow, let them flow!
And when you have them, is like a mother watching her newborn, you are proud! You that that this idea is going to be important, you know that that is a breakthrough! Is a nice feeling, keep it!
And you start saying these ideas to people around you, there are some humble enough that are going to see the beauty of your child, but some others would feel envy about it and would criticise and ignore your creation (I know, I have done it!). But that should never stop you, keep dreaming, keep dreaming again and again, you can choose to be in that state, is you who decide not to be in that state, so dare to dream!
Henry and Cristian Arcia are two musos from Cerete, a town in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. I have known them for quite a while and their nicknames are Los Mellos (which is spanish for the twins). They have always been on music, since their early childhood in the local school Liceo Leon de Greiff. According to El Chamo Spath (another muso from Cerete) together the three of them were the musos for every act at the school.
They had a band called Cruz de Tierra, which I saw in 2005 in a concert for the youth in front of La Casa de la Cultura (The House of Culture) in Cerete. Great energy!
They went to Bogota (the Colombian Capital) in mids 2000s looking for their dream to make it through music. Somehow they end it up playing as session musos in the Carlos Vives’ Bar, Cumbia House. That opened up a great number of opportunities to meet elite musicians that play in there and to show themselves in The Bogota musical arena.
On the meanwhile they were continuing their journey with Cruz de Tierra and they recorded several singles. Also, they were involved in Rafael Pombo story telling musical, which was a project of the very Carlos Vives himself touring with the cast in Colombia and outside.
Cruz de Tierra’s amazing singer (Carlos) left the band and they contacted a female singer (Adriana) through an informal chat in Facebook to replace him. They develop into new mutation of Cruz de Tierra, the new band is called Morenabeat and is a bomb!
Adriana brought to the table and amazing talent with songwriting. Together they thought of recording an album with the new creations, and they recorded the album with the help of great musicians, some from Cumbia House: Wilson Cifuente, Roberto Cuao (Drums), Dany Garces (Percussion), Jean Paul Garces (producer). Their new song is called Embasate, which is take a base in Baseball jargon (very common in the colombian caribbean coast) and they are using that word as metaphor to say: “Take your chances, make your move, take the base”. I love the song and it draw my attention how they were trying to increase their fanbase through social media. They went into use a strategy of taking pictures of themselves with their new single with important musicians in Colombia (photos) that has created a buzz over their work and has drawn new people into the fanbase. My best wishes to Morenabeat and embasate!