Indians open to jazz music scene now: Brazilian singer


Brazilian singer and songwriter Luiza Sales, who in addition to giving love shows, has also taught contemporary music at the Global Music Institute in Greater Noida, said Indian audiences are now interested in contemporary music as well for to have fun.

She was here to perform at the 93rd Tansen Music Festival with Brazilian pianist Pedro Canero Silva and Russian artist Ekaterina Erestova on double bass on Monday.

Sales told IANS: “I see a really interesting movement happening here now… to receive music from other countries also in India.”

“What I see now specifically in New Delhi is a very busy scene. With sophoric sounds, balconies… and festivals and the week of concerts. There are a lot of new things to come. And I think it’s going to get bigger and bigger, ”she added.

Asked how the Delhi audience here embraced the concept of jazz music when Bollywood music seems to dominate the idea of ​​entertainment in most places and among young people in India?

“I know Bollywood music, Indian classical music is what people mainly play in shows, but now they also look to contemporary music for entertainment… To listen to different music like jazz,” Sales said. , who started learning the violin at the mere age of 8.

Sales not only taught Indian students at the institute, but also had Nepalese students eager to pursue careers in contemporary music.

“Some of them become jazz musicians or songwriters or music teachers. It’s a scene that’s gaining momentum now. I see a lot of places opening up and starting to have live music and also starting to have jazz and world music, ”Sales said.

Many artists, musicians perform because it is their passion but generally have a plan B to meet their financial needs. However, Sales, who has three albums to his name like ‘Breveleza’ and ‘venturera’, believes that “when you do what you really love to do well, you stand out in one way or another.”

“I think working is really important. I have this job as a teacher as well as a music educator which also contributes to the income. As a musician, we can’t be just one thing, we have to be several things at the same time, ”said Sales, whose parents don’t. belong to the musical world since one is a lawyer and the other a retired banker.

Shedding light on what appears to be a universal mental block that the child has to practice a profession like a doctor or lawyer as a creative art in the professional sense can be a gamble on the financial side, Sales feels lucky that her parents were very encouraging.

“They (the parents) were very open-minded and I think that’s very important for anyone who wants to be a musician,” she said.

“To be taken seriously. When you have to tell your parents that I want to be a musician. They treated it like I wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor, like okay, it’s a career, so do it. J ‘ve worked really hard and done my job too, but I feel very lucky to have open minded parents, ”she added.


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