Lluvia Con Sol -Sun Shower
Guillermo´s music is the result of the cultural and music diversity of his native Caribbean coast of Honduras. "Lluvia Con Sol" winds its way through Punta and Parranda , rhythms of the Garifuna people of Honduras. Also, Guillermo claims the influence of bolero, the romantic latin American genre per excellence in two of the songs. As in most of his recordings in "Lluvia Con Sol" he brings his own acoustic reggae and trova inspired tracks. From very simple acoustic arrangements to fast paced punta horn sections, half of the CD is to be enjoyed as you relax and half of it is hard no to dance to.
After almost four years of not releasing a full CD, but playing internationally for World and Latin Music enthusiasts,"Lluvia Con Sol " brings out a sound that Guillermo has been developing all along .From the very personal trova- like arrangements like the song "Navegando" (Sailing) all the way to fast paced punta rock like "Solo Calales" the song writer takes us on a trip through sounds from the Honduran Caribbean and beyond.
According to Guillermo "Lluvia Con Sol" the Cd´s title track, is a song written to sing with the audience. When perfomed live, the audience sings a repetitive chorus as Guillermo sings the verses. The recording has the chorus sung by a group of garifuna women who bring in the spirit of garifuna comunal singing.
Guillermo´s Reggae influences are always present, this time in "Tarde de Mar" (Afternoon in The Sea) an acoustic groove filled with marine landscape. A song that calls for atention is "Alo Mama " (Hello Mother) which is a nostalgic phone call from an inmigrant in the US to his mother.
Half of the CD will keep you listening and the rest will make your party. Costa Norte Records is proud to release yet another CD by one of Honduras most prolific songwriters.
Guillermo Anderson is one of Central America’s most accomplished Songwriters and World Music Artists. A prolific songwriter with a profound commitment to his native Honduras, its culture, environment, civil rights and social justice, Guillermo has written and produced twelve CDs that he and his band have performed throughout Central and South America, Europe and Japan for over two decades. Born and raised in the lively and internationally influenced Caribbean port of La Ceiba, Guillermo’s music infuses Afro-Caribbean percussions with contemporary sounds, local rhythms, and the folklore of Honduras' coastal regions.
With an interest and talent for songwriting since early childhood, Guillermo recalls listening to the “Nueva Canción” and “Tropicalía” Latin American and Brazilian songwriters of the 1970s while simultaneously being exposed to the American songwriters like Bob Dylan and James Taylor. He attributes the power of their poetry and strong social messages having influenced him and motivated the socially and culturally enlightened nature of his own lyrics. His original compositions and productions are spiced with the merging of Honduran Garifuna rhythms such as "parranda" and "punta" with better-known reggae, salsa and other contemporary styles, creates a powerful sound with lyrics that celebrate love, nature, family and everyday life.
His latest production is “Lluvia con Sol (Sun Shower) released in 2012, this record is a culmination of his life’s work, gaining the attention and praise of major producer’s and artists such as Victor Victor, among others who referred to the cd as “Magical maritime images and songs to life. Excellent songs that make you aware of what is happening right next to you.”
Guillermo says, "Lluvia Con Sol" (sun shower) in the Caribbean is such a special moment, its nature showing its best colors. Many of the songs in this album are songs I wrote about love and hope which is what my troubled country needs now. I bring to them my experience of being a songwriter in a country completely out of the "music industry" as we know it yet feeling that in my writing I’m in tune with what’s happening in the rest of the world.”
As an artist Guillermo has played an important role in Honduras bringing awareness on important issues like the protection of the environment, health and literacy. His song “En Mi Pais,” (Spanish for "In My County") is considered an alternative national anthem in Honduras. His recordings and concerts for children aimed at familiarizing children with rainforest species in danger of extinction have also made him a favorite among the children of his country. He has been a recipient of the Honduras Martin Luther King Foundation Award the National Arts Award and has been named "Cultural Ambassador to the World by the people and Government of Honduras". Guillermo is constantly playing throughout his country and touring internationally with his band in Europe, North and South America. He recently released his eleventh CD in his second 28 city tour of Japan.
As a mature and accomplished songwriter and musician, Guillermo’s career is poised to move to the next level. He has recently been signed by ASCAP to represent his interests as a songwriter which will continue to propel his career to the international recognition that he deserves and has worked a lifetime toward.
For more information on Guillermo Anderson go to: www.guillermoanderson .com.
Después de casi cuatro años de no presentar una producción completa pero si de girar internacionalmente, aparece “Lluvia Con Sol”, la producción mas reciente de Guillermo Anderson.
El CD nos revela las ideas musicales que ha estado desarrollando en esos años. Desde temas muy personales a voz y guitarra como “Navegando” hasta la percusiva “Solo Calales”, Guillermo nos lleva en un viaje lleno de historias y sonidos del Caribe hondureño y un poco mas.
Según Guillermo, “Lluvia con Sol” es un tema que esta compuesto para cantarlo “en comunidad”. En directo, Guillermo le enseña un coro sencillo y repetitivo al público mientras él canta los versos. El coro fue grabado por un coro de mujeres garífunas que le da un espíritu del canto comunal que se escucha en las comunidades de la costa de Honduras.
Las influencias del reggae se hacen sentir siempre en las producciones de Guillermo, esta vez en el tema “Tarde Mar” un tema acústico que acompañado de tambores garífunas lleva al que la escucha, a disfrutar de un paisaje marino.
Otro tema que llama la atención es “Aló Mamá”, una llamada de un inmigrante contándole desde “el norte” sus desdichas a su madre .
Parte del CD nos mantendrá escuchando historias sonidos y paisajes otra parte también se prestará para alegrar sus fiestas.