"Africa never leaves the black man in peace, whatever his nationality will be, wherever the place he will come from or wherever he will go to.'(Jacques Stephen Alexis - Haiti) Black music has passed down a long and winding road, beginning it's long journey in the far away mother continent, Africa. Sewing then it's seeds in America, having to adapt it's instruments and sounds from whatever nature would give at that moment. Always preserving basically the same rhythmic structure and singing style learned in the homeland. With the passage of time, black music has been chased and forced into a strange mix with songs coming from Spain, and through contact with the indigenous music of each region, making it richer and placing it as an important part of each culture. But even so, in our times and always, the music will continue -and I hope so- merging in fusion, giving every time amazing results and finding that deep inside we are all one. 'Origin' does not pretend to be anything more than a tribute to our roots, to our ancestors, to all those whom I consider 'The Kings of Folklore'. Through the years they have been leaving the results which today is the foundation of our culture. We must recognize that we are the continuation of a path already started long ago, a moving process. Some years have passed since I had the idea of mixing the music of the Colombian Pacific. During this long period I have been able to meet people and cultures that have extended my perspective as a musician and composer. Of all these experiences FP Barrio Nuevo is born, and it's first production titled 'Origen'. A work of almost two years, time that was necessary to find musicians and friends who gave me a hand and encouraged me to go on. In addition, I would like to dedicate this work to my parents, Francisco and Catalina. They have been my pillar and light to be what I am and how I am, and to hold on to my ideals. To my sisters Edith, Janeth, Vicky and Martha. I know I can always count on you. To Karen and Dana - my little ones. Despite the time and distance you're always with me. And to my Mélanie, who gives me advice and offers her unconditional support. She had to listen to me hours and hours talking about music, remaining by my side in my moments of inspiration and go to sleep without see me going to bed. Besides, I thank my cousin Otto Palma Peña and all the musicians that participated in this recording, without your support everything would have been more difficult.
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