Happy coincidence: the first concert of the seventh edition of Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, planned for June 13, coincided with the strong campaign of promotion that state and federal instances are carrying out to recover the tourism that moved away from the country on account of the outbreak of influenza.
Last weekend, the Trust of Tourist Promotion of the Riviera Maya (FPTRM) presented its guest of luxury: the Canadian musician Gino Vannelli, who in a session of questions and answers, that was prolonged for almost an hour, filled of anecdotes, reflections and in a good mood the stage Havana of the hotel Royal Hideway.
To the question of how sees the situation in Mexico after the influenza, and what would tell him the people of the world on our country, Gino Vannelli, responded with an "achu" that started the laughters of the audience. The pretended sneeze of the jazz musician doesn't need of greater introductions, all was said.
Gino Vannelli, who had promised a single thing for the concert of Saturday night: "To fly our head", surpassed for a lot of the expectations calling at more than 7 thousand people; tourists and local that met to listen to one of the classics of the jazz.
Gino Vannelli is an alchemist of rhythms, and possessor of one of the most distinctive voices of the music of the contemporary pop music, one of its keys to continue in force, is, according to its own words, not to have renounced the change and the renewal of its songs, of its rhythm and of its music, in spite of the fact that the agencies and managers indicated him the contrary road, that is to say, to continue touching the Just as it had engraved it; "but my decision was to continue what my heart dictated me", indicated Mr. Vannelli.
Gino Vannelli, who was called by the Vatican to play in front of Pope Juan Pablo II in a Christmas, and of where its disk "Canto 2003?; also was given time for speak of politics, and of the "Powerful people" (title of one of its disks).
Without pretensions, Mr. Vannelli laughs when they ask him what thinks of the powerful people, and responds: "I have been in many places of the world, in some places functions, in some other not so much, there are many forms to do things; and the philosophy, the religion, the politics, we try it to see as we live our own lives; and my life has been of work and of fight. All is reduced to what one feels or does".
For Vannelli, the world simply is thus is, "has bad and good things, and can be taken as be wanted". But as the artist that is, its only purpose "is to create beauty, the music should be beautiful", says Vannelli; and it requires of a personal search, "each album is a testimony of that search", adds.
On Saturday passed, Gino Vanelli opened the curtain of an advanced one 7th edition of Riviera Maya Jazz Festival; is the first time that the artist visits the Mexican Caribbean, and the beauty of its sea and its people will cause they will return it, expressed.
The 7th edition of Riviera Maya Jazz Festival left besides a good flavor of mouth thousands of visitors, what was noted with the full airplanes that arrived to Cancun and in the increment of the hotel occupation, said Javier Aranda, director of the Trust of Tourist Promotion, who considered that this concert was a great moment to show that the Riviera Mayan is a destiny that has the best offering, and the capacity To call the better international artists.
The harmonious they began to sound at 8 o'clock at night on Saturday with the local group Aguamala, and at 9 o'clock at night rose Gino Vannelli to the setting, delighting at thousands o'clock of people that arrived at Beach Mamita' s to enjoy a concert of height, completely free.