Written by Administrator Thursday, 15 October 2009 15:37
This month, a very talented singer will offer us the opportunity to listen to her music in a very special tour that will take place at various events and clubs in South Florida. Of course, Latino Boys and Hotspots scheduled some time to speak to Marger, a very special Venezuelan woman. While we asked her the questions for this interview, we understood that what made her such a beautiful person is not just her physical appearance, it was also her incredibly good heart and outpour of sentiments that she carries inside of her. These are what she applies to her music and its what drives her to support our gay community.
Where are you from?
I am from Mérida, Venezuela.
What does it mean to be Venezuelan?
I feel great pride…the same that I feel for being Latina. I love the land that experienced my birth, but every day, I think the most important thing to understand is that we’re all from the same place…the Earth.
When and how did you start singing?
I started singing at a very early age. I would imitate American singers like Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson…I also love Donna Summer. I would write my own songs and in general, I would translate the English songs that I liked into Spanish. That’s how I first discovered that I liked to write music, and of course write poems.
Who has inpsired you to move forward with your career?
Faith and certainty that we should all fight for our dreams is what inspires me. There is no obstacle that you should succumb to until you reach the end. The love I feel for music, singing, writing songs, the stage, is my sustenance. To stop doing it is like to abandon part of who I am.
What would you like to transmit with your music or talent?
Positive messages…that people should have fun or that they can identify themselves with the stories I tell. I don’t have any major pretenses except to make those that listen to my music shake, feel, dance and be moved.
“Como Te Digo” is an album that has strong messages about relationships. How were the two first singles, “Como Te Atreves” and “Quiero Que Tu Amor Se Vaya” chosen to represent it?
“Como Te Digo” is the first album of my career and it’s a production that contains a lot of that pent up intensity. The majority of the songs are my own stories, others are of people close to me and of messages I felt were important to share. While I recorded “Como Te Digo,” a lot of things defining moments occurred in my life…moments of anguish, pain, change…and I think that remained engrained in the words and how I sang them. Of course, there are also mischievous and fun songs like “Como Te Digo” and “Como Si Nada.”
I chose “Quiero Que Tu Amor Se Vaya” as the first single because it’s one of my favorite songs. It has a catchy rhythm, but at the same time it’s a song about falling out of love, which could define the album…songs to dance about love and the pains of it. “Como Te Atreves” is one of the strongest ballads on the album and that is why it was chosen as my second single to show my abilities in singing that genre.
How does it feel to sing this weekend at the NGLTF’s Miami Recognition Dinner that honors leaders of the gay community?
I feel incredibly proud to be part of this very important event. I have always supported the community and I think it’s important for people in general to develop more of an awareness of the problems that the gay community faces, among many things the ignorance that continues to bring about so many obstacles and exclusions. Fortunately, thanks to these leaders and those we collaborate with on a daily basis, there is more understanding of these problems faced by the gay community because of discrimination and even of the young people who kill themselves for the lack of understanding from their parents…among other problems as well. I thank God, Joe Granda and the NGLTF for allowing me this opportunity to collaborate with my music and my presence at this very special recognition event and at the same time, motivate others to do their small part to change the world and bring about more love and NO DISCRIMINATION.
Tell us about your gay club tour.
I am very excited to be with my people and feel their energy. We will start in Miami and I will end up again in Puerto Rico, where I had already done a marvelous tour.
What can we expect in the next five years from Marger? What are your goals?
Haaaaa! Well, more music, more show and the opportunities to work more with the gift that God has given me to help those who need it the most. I hope to bring my music to South America and Europe, and that love and music be my banners and what I stand for.
Where can we hear your music?
You can download my music on iTunes, Amazon or CD BABY. You can also listen to it on my web pages: MargerMusic.com and MySpace.com/MargerMusic.
Any last words for your fans?
I appreciate all the love and support they have given me every day and remind them that we must keep moving forward with our hearts full of faith, a positive mind, always believing in our dreams…always looking ahead. I send them all a big kiss from the bottom of my heart.