“They have been very difficult days, very sad, full of a lot of sadness”, reflects the singer J Balvin in the framework of the protests that have taken place in his country, Colombia. In recent days there was a day of demonstrations in Cali against the tax reform, which ended with the police opening fire and killing and wounding dozens of people.
About, the interpreter has been one of the celebrities who have spoken through their social networks asking for help for their people.
Now that he is preparing to premiere the documentary “El Niño de Medellín”, which will hit Amazon Prime Video on May 7, he shares what he feels about seeing the violence that his country is experiencing.
“Here we are giving all the best energy and looking for a way that we can do something so that this ends now,” he says.
The interpreter of the urban genre hopes that through his music and in his work as an artist he can bring a message of hope to his followers, especially considering that the world is also still going through a pandemic.
“It has been a year of many tests, but I have a lot of faith that everything will turn out well, I have a lot of faith,” he says.
“(Reggaetón) is a genre that brings a lot of joy, a lot of happiness, we need to infect the world with that again.” In that sense, the interpreter of “My people” anticipates that he is making a lot of music in order to bring his good vibes to the world.
“All of Latin America needs help, and let’s not forget that apart from what is happening at the moment, only in Colombia, we are still in the middle of a pandemic where there are not enough vaccines for the whole world and it is a great concern as well.”
The feature film by José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, the Colombian’s real name, was directed by Matthew Heineman, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Long Documentary category, and follows the singer as he prepares for a concert he would offer in his native Medellín, Colombia, and which considers the most important of his career, also held at a time of political instability in his country.
“I want to invite you to see this documentary, to see part of the reality of José, of the boy from Medellín.”