Analú, artist from Tumaco representing Colombia in One Beat
According to the organizers, One Beat allows music to be used as a tool to reveal, revive and celebrate stories, traditions and cultures.
Analo will be the only Afro-Colombian who will participate, from April 17 to May 13, 2023, in the eleventh intercultural meeting to be held in various locations in the United States.
At this meeting, 25 musical representatives from 17 cities around the world will participate, who will have the opportunity to visit the states of Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana.
According to Analú, the event, in which there will be a cultural exchange, will also allow him to improve his music.
“We bring in Analo’s music, which is really a message introduced to the tomaco, like hija de la perla, which is a rap about the resilience of the Pacific people, and we bring this narrative about the community and the way of talking about the tomaquinos.”
According to the organizers, One Beat allows music to be used as a tool to reveal, revive and celebrate hidden history, traditions and cultures in order to strengthen the musical rhythms of each of the regions that gather at this meeting.
“I’m the only Afro-Colombian woman who’s going to be in this space, I’m the only one even from Colombia, so I have a huge responsibility, but it fills me with so much emotion and so much pride to be able to be in this space that I think no Tumaco woman has achieved so far.” Now in the music,” said Analú, who is full of feelings.
Who is Analu’s music?
Ana Quiñones was born in Tumaco County, Nariño Province; He has been singing since he was nine years old, and in 2021 he released his first album, titled Por la Plata, and since then he has produced many songs in a mixture of traditional rhythms mixed with the urban genre.
“My father sings, I also have musical roots from my grandparents, but I didn’t know them, I started playing the guitar and there I discovered singing, little by little I perfected my compositions and interpretations, and that’s how I was able to launch the first album” Analu recounted.
The artist also has a degree in Philology and Languages from the National University of Colombia and is currently teaching English at the same educational institution, which allows her to generate income, since, according to her, music production is very expensive.
Likewise, she told Radio Nacional de Colombia that her next single, titled ‘De cero’, will be released on all digital platforms on April 20, expressing how her music career has turned out since the beginning and highlighting her pride in being a native of Tumaco. Pacific Pearl.
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