DNA: THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD
Before ADN, his first CD made in Cuba, Alain Perez had already seen the world bow to him on account of personal productions such as El desafio, En el aire, Apetecible y Hablando con Juana, which he recorded right at the time the great Paco de Lucia died and whose death shocked him. It so happened that this distinguished espirituano, who inherited a passion for music from his grandfather, ended up in Spain after rounding off his education at Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) where, unlike most of his schoolmates, he stood out in popular music due to that perfect mixture that he brought from the street and the school».
And not only did he perform in Europe with the strong reference that ENA means, but also since his school days he started to amass enviable experiences that turned him into a luxurious musician such as to be a member of Irakere band directed by maestro Chucho Valdes; and later he was directed by a renowned figure such as Issac Delgado, with whom he performed in Spain, where he signed up a contract with the company that recorded El desafío. But then there was the economic crisis that made all small record labels go bankrupt. «Nevertheless, I never stopped playing my bass. During that period, the flamencos entered my life: icons of the most profound and complex Spanish music, which is already part of my language and my being, especially Paco de Lucia, with whom I received two Grammy Awards. But when Paco died, and I told myself: this high level we reached will never be repeated, so I decided: “I am going to my beautiful Cuba!”
«I arrived here swollen with pleasure. Some people fear Cuban music because they do not know that it is a heartbeat, a heart, a look, black and white, but I am Alain Perez. I was made out of el Benny, Chapotin, Celia, Arsenio, Chucho, Formell, Adalberto, Reve and NG la Banda. All that is the music´s DNA that is in my blood: feeling and blood flowing together».
EMPRESA DE GRABACIONES Y EDICIONES MUSICALES, EGREM