The content of this website is amateur and the music I share here are home recordings made for the purpose of sharing my music with family and friends and documenting my progress on the piano. I hope to update this site occasionally with new recordings and more information about the artists and songs I perform. Little by little I hope to enrich this website with biographies, lyrics and references.
This is a list of the songs that I am incorporating into my repertoire. You can sort and search by song, country, year, composer and singer. You will also find links to the lyrics and chords of the songs.
A musical inheritance
My current repertoire has songs that were composed or popularized by Buena Vista Social Club, Armando Manzanero, Danny Rivera, Lucho Gatica, Paloma San Basilio, Massiel, Rocio Durcal and Juan Gabriel.
Many of these songs are inherited from my mother Chelena. She, a singer and actress, like her two sisters, Mary Cruz and Chiminia, exuded beauty, art and poetry wherever she went. When the three of them got together, they were a bomb!
Thus, when I play “El Último Cafe” on the piano today, I am not playing a tango by Julio Sosa or the most contemporary version by Rocio Durcal. I am playing my godmother Mary Cruz, who sings it with a lot of passion. When I play “Brindaremos por él” by Massiel, I don’t remember the Spanish singer who was successful on television when I was still a child. I remember my mother with her cuatro and her wonderful voice. They are my influences.
My grandmother Silvia Rivero also played the piano. I don’t remember her much. She passed away when I was still very young, but I can assume that she passed on all the art of music to her daughters and that I too am the bearer of her musical heritage. For this reason I want to bear her last name. The maternal surname of my mother and my aunts, the last name of my grandmother, Rivero.
I am a technology consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Since the spring of 2017, after closing my business in Barcelona, I decided to put the computer world aside and since then I have mainly dedicated myself to making origami, offering workshops and selling my figures between markets in Berlin and La Palma, where I currently reside.
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