Bringing her brand of Mexican Blues Rock music to the world, Rosy Cervantes entered the CBC Spotlight and we managed to have a quick chat with her.
Hammer Records: Is this the first time you've entered into the CBC Spotlight Contest?
Hammer Records: Which of the prizes are you most excited about?
Rosy: Certainly I'm excited, and the band is excited for every chance to play before a large new audience. The Grand Prize is certainly the most exciting of all. We've never seen the Canadian Rockies, and the reputation of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is unparalleled.
Hammer Records: How would you describe your music to a brand new listener?
Rosy: World Fusion!
Hammer Records: What made you pick the piece of music/video to enter?
Rosy: My original song "El inmigrante" ("The Immigrant") reflects a collective experience told with humor and to which many newcomers to Canada can relate. The message, finally, is the realization you've found a new place you call "home," in a productive way, creativity intact, rising to meet the challenges that come with changing countries.
Hammer Records: If you could send a message to the judges, what would it be?
Rosy: “I believe that songs, in their most intimate sense, have the characteristic of uniting. Music invites peaceful coexistence and integrates cultures. In the year of Canada's 150th birthday, my song is a mirror in which newcomers and long time immigrants see ourselves reflected, which also reflects the positivism implicit in facing challenges and overcoming obstacles. The chorus — "Look to your centre, your heart will light the way… Look to your centre, take it on! Yes!"—speaks to the mutual rewards inherent in our contributions.”—Rosy Cervantes and La Sana Rabia
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