It seemed like, as she arrived in heaven, she sent her angels to help me through this time. On the day of the funeral, I received a call from a Colombian TV Station who had found me through a mutual contact to propose to me starring one of 9 episodes of Antioqueños de Mundo, a show about Artists from Medellin who are representing the culture abroad.
A few days later, we started shooting for the next weeks. The documentary accompanies me through the production of my first single and video and shows some behind the scenes from touring with a major artist.
During the next few years, I promoted a lot of concerts and toured with lots of different artists. I was touring all the time, doing every job I could, merchandiser, rowdy, assistant, manager, whatever it takes.
Eventually, I moved to Berlin. One of my friends from Culcha Candela broke up with the band and was about to start something new. So we teamed up with a studio owner from Kreuzberg and started Berlin Dreams Entertainment.
We recorded a lot of demos during this time. The most memorable ones must have been Mil Santos, Paco Mendoza, or Lucry & Niqo. Our regular events in some of the hotspots of Berlin featured upcoming Latin headliners like Choc Quib Town, Notch, Tres Coronas, Raggabund, or Yeyo. Times were developing really well for me. I wasn´t making much money, but I was working on my craft daily.
Eventually, things started breaking apart. Disagreements in the company, an uncomfortable living situation, and the diagnosis of mom´s cancer were reasons for me to make a cut and leave Berlin.
I went back home, to Hasalaha, It was not an easy time, working a part-time job as a call center agent and finishing my Bachelor’s studies. Besides my home studio, there wasn´t all too much music during this moment.
Behind the scenes touring with a major artist
I always feared not being home when something happens. I guess thats what this touring life brings with. I took the first flight home from Stockholm when my mother was admitted to the hospital. Times change so fast…