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Camilo is one of the special guests at Billboard Music Week. Photo: Instagram
Camilo is one of the special guests at Billboard Music Week. Photo: Instagram

Camilo feels Mexican popular music as his own

During Music Week, the Colombian artist spoke about his love for the neighboring country.

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The artist was part of the panel held at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach along with composer Edgar Barrera and Eduin Caz. 

He said that for him the barriers of musical genres are weaker now. "The barriers between styles have been reduced in our days because of diversity. People no longer ask so much what the genre of a song is", Camilo mentioned.

As an example of this fusion between genres, Camilo mentioned his new song "Alaska", which is part of his album "De adentro pa' fuera", which has elements of regional Mexican music.

"In Colombia I listened with my family to popular music from Mexico that we considered ours," said the artist during the panel. 

Eduin Caz, singer of the Mexican group Firme, said he agreed with Camilo that musical styles are becoming closer.

"I think that between the music of the two countries there is a connection," said the Mexican, who is also part of the collaboration on the song "Alaska." 

Always Mexico 

Camilo's intervention during Music Week is not the first where he mentions his closeness with Mexican popular music. 

Last September 6th, during the presentation of his new album "De dentro pa fuera", he revealed that during his childhood he believed that José Alfredo Jiménez was Colombian like him, but with time he discovered that the composer was really Mexican.

"I say this with respect because I was very little and didn't know it, but when I was 3 or 4 years old I didn't know the names of the countries nor did I know that there were flags, I thought that José Alfredo Jiménez was Colombian too, it was so much love that I felt for José Alfredo and for Los Cadetes de Linares or for everything that your music meant in my house, that I thought that was part of that world in which I lived", he said at the press conference.

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