Vamos por el Magdalenaa
"Vamos por el Magdalena" is a song that refers to life represented by a river. The river, like life, changes as its course progresses; it has "droughts and abundance." The river inspires the journey and invites to dream.
Berklee’s recognition to Carlos Vives
"Colombia is the most diverse country in the world of sources for contemporary sounds. This is why I compared it with the Mississippi flow, which generated rock and country. Colombia is similar and I’m glad that the youth is noticing. They’re now going to the traditional teachers of gaitas and drums ... The rock of the world, which the English generated through their contact with their colonies or that which was generated by Elvis Presley… that rock it’s owned by other people. Mine is generated from Cumbia. Cumbia is my blues.” - Carlos Vives.
Berklee Latin Masters Awards. Carlos Vives. March 6th, 2017. Gaira Café. Bogotá, Colombia.