With the spread of the coronavirus world wide, there was an explosion of memes on social networks with the favored theme of “Me voy,” by the favored Cuban musician Cimafunk. The song was just what was needed for a lot of Web users to call on people, in a humorous tone, to remain home within the face of the health emergency attributable to the pandemic.
“Me voy,” belonging to the primary Cimafunk album, Terapia, is experiencing a rebirth presently after the big success it achieved after its premiere in 2018 by this musician and composer born in Pinar del Río, certainly one of the undisputed stars of latest Cuban music.
The artist has just returned to Cuba after several tours outside the island and has gone to lock himself up in his house, but he has not stopped developing new projects that he hopes to resume when the health emergency is just a nasty memory.
The musician has kept himself abreast of the new course his hottest song has taken to date, has reviewed the memes on Facebook and is grateful that it takes on a new meaning after fueling 1000’s of individuals.
“It has been incredible what has happened with the song since it has served to spice up the advice of today that’s none apart from ‘stay at home.’ It is extremely nice that individuals are using my music for such a noble purpose because it is to exhort people to preserve their lives. It is extremely gratifying that the theme not only serves to enjoy it, but in addition to take it as advice,” he told OnCuba.
Cimafunk has a 12 months ahead during which he could proceed to build up merits on world stages to strengthen his profession and international projection. In March he was going to take part in the mega festival Lollapaooza, in Argentina, where he would share the stage with monsters like Guns and Roses and The Strockers. The event was postponed, just like the overwhelming majority of world music festivals, on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
The musician is profiting from the quarantine to organize some songs that can soon come out and shape various audiovisual projects in his head.
“I’m now putting together some mockups with my music and organizing the work that can come after all the pieces is OK. I’m attempting to reap the benefits of this time to anticipate things after which feel higher. I’ll give you the option to resume later the events that were postponed. This disease has been global and has paralyzed many things. It has been very impressive for everybody,” he explains.
Reflection has begun to set the course for a new seek for Cimafunk, linked to human spirituality.
“I tell Cubans to deal with themselves, to spend time with their family, to like one another, to take precautions, to change into more aware of the danger and protect themselves. There are individuals who say that this example is silly and downplay it, nevertheless it is something very dangerous,” he says.
“The overwhelming majority of the world has never seen anything like this,” he adds. “Sometimes in these circumstances one realizes that one paid attention to things that weren’t so vital and that one had concepts with none sense, after which one can start changing them. Now the ability of nature over our minimal life has been demonstrated and we now have to learn to ponder what is absolutely helpful for our existence.”
The arrival of COVID-19 to just about all parts of the planet has made it mandatory to suspend live shows and has forced many artists to take a forced day without work. The music industry will undoubtedly, on account of the pandemic, see the foundations on which its economy has been based moved.
“This example greatly influenced the market and the music industry. Many activities have stopped but at the identical time creativity has increased rather a lot because all of us musicians are alone or with our families. Individuals are experiencing many things that they never experienced before,” says Cimafunk.
“A whole lot of materials are being produced for the Web and I feel that is excellent for Cuban artists who’re doing live shows and a gaggle of actions online. We’re watching videos of young artists that we didn’t even know existed and are showing superb work.”
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Before becoming a real revelation of Cuban music, Cimafunk was in a medical school classroom in Pinar del Río. Within the second 12 months he put aside his profession to dedicate himself to singing. He keeps in touch with excellent friends and colleagues from those days when he considered being a physician. But his ties to the practice of drugs also come from his own bloodline. Cousins and an uncle, amongst other members of the family, are doctors and now, says Cimafunk, they’re in “the attention of the storm.”
“I actually have many doctor friends who’re in the attention of the storm, within the storm. In Spain, Cuba and other countries. Some live the health crisis removed from their families. That could be very strong. Without delay they’re in a hospital caring for patients and later they may go to their homes where they’ve children, wife or elderly people. This could be very hard. It’s a psychological state that we cannot imagine and of which the doctor is possibly not very aware either. We actually should thank all those doctors and nurses for all the trouble they’re making for human life. It’s a really hard responsibility and you’ve to support them, you’ve to treat them thoroughly,” he stressed.
The musician knows thoroughly what he’s talking about. “My uncle, and my cousins, who’re surgeons, are treating patients in Pinar del Río. Everyone seems to be fighting hard against the disease.”
In the approaching days, the musician will likely be presenting a choice of projects on social networks, amongst which there will certainly be some health advice accompanied by the contagious rhythm of “Me voy.”
For now, Cimafunk is adapting the lyrics of the song to new times to ensure he’ll stay at home and hopes, he says, that everybody will do the identical.