Macarena Soto |
Madrid (EFE).- The Argentine singer Zoe Gotusso does not like labels, although she manages to call herself “eclectic” and celebrates belonging to a “great generation” that is “cooking” in the music sector of her country.
“Whenever I travel I tell my colleagues to go to Argentina because the scene is there, they just have to inhabit it,” he told EFE in an interview about his participation in the Buenos Aires-Madrid Connection program organized by the councils of both cities in the Spanish capital.
The programming of the project takes place in its entirety at the Casa de América in Madrid since last March 1 and offers free film screenings, concerts of different styles, conferences, exhibitions or courses.
The Argentine applauds that “incredible cultural scenes” are happening in both capitals and that they “have embraced” artists from the other side of the Atlantic.
In his opinion, current Argentine music is made up of “good characters and a lot of talent”, who are also located at a time when “the stars have aligned”.
“It’s cooking, now it’s in the oven and a collective of artists is being released,” he says.
The strength of urban music, positive for all artists
For the artist (Córdoba, 1997) the success and strength of Latin American urban music throughout the world “is something positive”, since “they put a lot of focus on music in general”.
“Latin music is in a good moment: the Southern Cone, Argentina… I end up being favored by the eyes that are on urban music, I don’t feel urban but I feel privileged because the whole scene wins, not just one”, analyze.
He also feels that Argentine music “is in a great moment”: “I am very excited about it, I see it in the concerts, in the demand, in the number of concerts there are, the number of people who are left out, I feel that the young people are once again consuming Argentine music”.
“It’s not that it didn’t happen before, but there are peaks and I think we’re starting one,” he says.
The moment of women in the music industry
Gotusso is clear that “the world is still macho”, but highlights “the changes” that “the feminist movement” has achieved, which can also be seen on “festival posters”.
“I see a lot of colleagues, in the urban line there are a lot of women breaking it, in singer-songwriters too, I feel like a colleague, there is room because it is all a collective, there are no differences, I go to their concerts, we get along well, there are respect,” he says.
In addition, she believes that this “boom” of women at festivals and other stages causes them to become “references”: “there are more girls wanting to make music, we are in a good moment.”
Gotusso, who calls herself “a mainly Latin American artist” with influences from Uruguay, Brazil or Mexico, has been recording her second album “for more than a year”, taking “the time” necessary.
A “pop” album, of songs that tell stories, of hers and of other people who inspire her and with whom she hopes to give those who listen to them a “good time”.
“Each one in their own way, you can have a hard time too, it’s valid, I just hope it works for you at some point in your life, that it’s part of a painting, of a moment,” he concludes.