The music that I play and that I like is traditional music, maybe it's because of my age.
My secret? A desire to work, years of dedication and loving what you do; I can't live without music.
Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
Cubans are frantic when it comes to appreciating music.
I play music the way it was played in yesteryear.
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows.
The roots of Cuban music are in my head.
When you here a conjunto and you hear another conjunto, you think it's like a continuation of the first. It's all the same, same, same. There's no variety, just the same music.