The music we created, thirty songs all together, were highly influenced by the style of Teresita, as well as other greats like Mexican singer Chavela Vargas and Cuban songwriter, Marta Valdes. We especially love the style referred to as "filin."
I posted one of two videos of my Mom in last Monday's post, below is the other video I recorded of her practicing my song, En la distancia. We didn't care that the guitar was off tune, we focused on the moment and creating memories.
I will post more songs and photos of our summer of 2016 for the month of May in my Mom's honor.
Today, at 82, she can still play and sing like nobody's watching....
May we all celebrate our gifts!
Happy Mother's Day!
Ana Martinez Orizondo
Artist and culture creative.