Todo esta bien… “Everything is OK”

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My good friend Mauro Muñoz recently released his new single“Todo Está Bien” (Everything is OK) I heard it, loved it and of course I had to write about it. Personally, this song is certainly relevant and uplifting right now. In his words, “Todo esta bien” is a song about how you cannot control your surroundings, only the way they affect you plus, deciding that if you think something is going wrong or bad, you have the power to transform it into something good or “OK”. Right on the spot, don’t you think?! This collaboration is one of many that he has done with Alan Saucedo (this one adding Cecy Leos as well). The single is the first one of an album to come and you can find it at Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, etc.

Let me give you a back story about this amazing composer; Mauro is from my hometown Monterrey, he has been living in Mexico City for over 4 years now, and this change has been great on his work (and his fans since he’s working more than ever!). He has been on the industry as a composer for many years, if you’re into Latin music, odds are you’ve listened to his work before in every genre possible, some examples of who’s used his songs are: Emilio Navaira, Bobby Pulido, Tatiana, Lemongrass, Sasha Benny y Erik, Tren A Marte, La Firma, Samo, among others.

I heard on an interview that he was almost forced into performing some of his compositions because there were songs so personal that he wouldn’t be comfortable delivering or hearing them from someone else; I have to say if you put attention, you can understand this because of how intimate and deep they are. He can be poetic both with his lyrics and music layering, which makes it sooo good for us the listeners.

Whenever he’s working on his own project he’ll work on everything from start to end; writing, playing  every instrument, etc. Genres are not important for Mauro Muñoz, he’s in it to win it no matter the shape or form a song gets in the process. Growing up he had all kinds of musical influences from his parents, from Led Zeppelin to Joaquin Sabina, & everything in between.

Hope you have some time to listen to his project, here are his social media links for you to start enjoying and preparing for his next tour in Texas, we’re already working on it! 😉 TwitterInstagram, Facebook & Soundcloud

Have a lovely rest of your week!!!
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La Vida Fácil de Aldonza

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Years and years ago (maybe not that many, but still…) I went on a trip to study French, I met really cool people, among them: Aldonza Velez, this crazy energetic actress that could talk for days without being boring for even a second. LOVED her instantly! 

After that intensive month of studying and being on an era where no social media existed, it was hard to keep in touch once we all went back to our homes; somehow we managed to email back and forth for years, and in 2009 we got to see each other again. She was an actress and part of the production of a film called “From Prada to Nada” that was going to be filmed in my hometown, she called me and we got to work together, it was crazy intense but great! I was so proud of seeing her not only as a grown person (around 10 years after we first met), but the fascinating woman she became! Same crazy energy, instincts and happiness, just way more focused and productive I guess haha.

We’ve stayed in touch and I’ve being following this amazing project she has, (the reason why I’m writing this post) “La Vida Facil de Aldonza” a video Blog where she talks about random things, recipes, experiences, family, etc. It is funny, blunt and so intimate! I love how she’s not acting, it’s just her, plain and clear. Among the themes that she digs deeper is beyond personal: infertility. What she has experienced in it, how it feels for her, what she has learned. I really admire how she’s able to share such personal details and offer support to whomever is willing to listen. Brave, authentic and honest, like always…    * All of this, talking 100 km/hr in Spanish so, be advised! 

If you understand Spanish, or wish to laugh and practice it, please give it a try; the “episode” themes vary a lot from one to another but all of them are funny and personal, kind of like having a pen pal but in video (See? Yes, that old! haha).

  • Here is her FB page too 😉