Musical gathering: The music of Luis Días

Companions of the Dominican singer-songwriter in different musical projects, they talked about his music about his birthday.


Last Thursday, June 25, the León Center presented the musical gathering The music of Luis Días. The musicians Miguel Mañaná, Manuel Tejada and Juan Francisco Ordóñez participated moderated by Tommy García, as part of the initiative León Home Center.

During the conversation, broadcast on the Centro León YouTube channel, the former musical companions of Luis Días The horror They shared anecdotes, experiences, intimate moments and unknown data about the folklorist, going back to the beginning of his professional artistic career in the 70s.

Miguel Mañaná, of the musical group Invitation, recalled the beginnings of this band in 1972, which with the incorporation of Días develops a fundamental musical experience based on the folkloric richness of the country's music. Mañaná, a Dominican resident in Mexico, also commented on the tours of the country collecting musical material, studying the rhythms with peasant cultists. And that the final process of that work would be decisive for who later would become Luis Dias.

Manuel Tejada, of the group Madora, He related the moments he shared with Días and the rest of his colleagues after the disappearance of Invitation. Said Madora It developed as an experimental group that led the members to excel as musicians, achieving the fusion of rock, folklore and classical music, until the group disintegrated in 1979.

Juan Francisco Ordoñez, from the Urban transport, appreciated the versatility of Dias in Dominican fusion music. In his opinion, Luis Días is the most authentic composer in the Dominican Republic.

The Musical Talk is part of the program León Home Center. These virtual activities can be found on the Centro León YouTube channel. To find out more information on the upcoming dialogues, you can find it on social networks like @centroleonrd.