Gemma Bastida I Málaga, (EFE).- Last year she did her first Spanish tour and sold out all her concerts, so this summer the Puerto Rican Kany García, winner of six Grammy awards, will return to Spain to present her last album, “El amor que derecemos”, to an audience, the Spanish, that “has nothing to do with the Latino”.
This new ‘tour’ will start on June 23 in A Coruña and will stop in Madrid (June 24), Fuengirola (June 30), Barcelona (July 4), Valencia (July 5), Murcia (July 6) and Gran Canaria ( July 8), seven cities in which the singer-songwriter will review her new album and the greatest hits of her more than sixteen-year career.
The artist, of a Murcian father and a Puerto Rican mother, is a celebrity in Latin America and the United States and now she intends to conquer the Spanish public with her vindictive music, catchy ballads and tropical rhythms. Last year she made a brief tour of the peninsula that turned out to be a complete success, which is why she will now return with a more extensive tour and a new ‘show’.
The “key” concert in Seville
“There are always nerves to know if people will go to buy tickets for a concert, that’s why the ‘sold out’ in Spain was super comforting and I really want to go back,” the author of Latin pop hits such as ‘Duele’ explains to EFE. less’, ‘Someone’, ‘Agüita e coco’, ‘I confess’, ‘It’s me’ or ‘Forever’.
Kany García recalls that the first concert she gave last year in Seville was “key” to discover the language, tastes and preferences of the Spanish public, very different from the Latin one. For this reason, although the repertoire is almost always the same in all the countries he visits, she tries to adapt the type of show to the particularities of each one.
He points out that in Colombia, for example, he goes on stage and can barely speak to the audience, since there is such a level of “passion and delivery” that all he wants is for him to perform “one song after another.”
The Spaniards, on the other hand, “want you to talk to them, to tell them, it is an audience that is hungry to listen”, and that, which “wonders” Kany García, requires all prior preparation.
“El amor que derecemos”, the artist’s eighth studio album, is a fusion of ballads, pop music and danceable songs that includes duets with Alejandro Sanz and Rozalén, two “friends” with whom she sings ‘Muero’ and ‘Justito a weather’.
Reference of feminism and LGTBI
The winner of six Latin Grammys has previously collaborated with Spanish singers such as Dani Martín, Leiva, Melendi or Vanesa Martín, and acknowledges that she “would love to work at some point” with other artists such as Aitana or Macaco, who “are doing incredibly wonderful things”. .
Of his latest album, he assures that it is “the least intimate and personal”, since he has composed it with other people, although it is the project in which he has dared to give his own opinions the most.
«It is an album very rooted in how I see my music at this moment, very close to what I want to offer as a proposal. I feel like an album that is very mine, ”says García.
“The love we deserve” includes slow songs and others “very Latin”, but also songs “of social justice”, the hallmark of Kany García, a benchmark for feminism and the LGTBI collective.
Half Spanish, half Puerto Rican children
And it is that the artist, who was married to a man, made public her relationship with her personal trainer and current wife, Jocelyn Trochez, seven years ago. She was one of the first female public figures in Latin America to come out of the closet.
Kany García has another peculiar personal story: she is the daughter of Antonio García, a Spanish priest who hung up his habits when he fell in love with Shela de Jesús -Kany’s mother- in Puerto Rico. They were together for 47 years, until the death of the former priest in 2017.
The singer and guitarist recalls that her father “was very clear” that he wanted his children to feel that they were “50 percent Spanish and 50 percent Puerto Rican.” «Since we were children we came to visit Spain, it is part of my culture and I have family here. I feel it as a country that is very mine, “says García.
For this reason, because “for an artist there is nothing more satisfying than being successful in his own country”, Spain is his pending subject. The next goal for him to achieve. EFE