"If there are subsidized people in this country, it is precisely the political parties," says the musician, who presents 'Rumbagenarios'
MADRID, 17 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Albert Pla performs this Thursday at La Sala La Riviera in Madrid with his new show 'Rumbagenarios' to celebrate the anniversary of his album 'Veintegenarios en Alburquerque' (1997) and he does so after the success achieved by his leading role in the series 'La Mesías', which has earned him a nomination for the Forqué Awards and the Feroz Awards.
"I have gone to a couple of award ceremonies in my life and the truth is that they seemed ridiculous to me. There is no more dandruff because everyone is bald. I am not fascinated by that," he acknowledged in an interview with Europa Press. The artist has worked in recent months on the new film by Rodrigo Cortés, 'Escape', and on the sequel to 'El Hoyo' by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
However, despite his participation in productions by well-known directors in the industry, Pla reiterates that he does not care about future nominations for awards such as the Goya. "I don't need that type of recognition. Even when a critic gives a good review of you, you say 'damn, but if yesterday you gave a good review to Alejandro Sanz, I don't know what's worse, I would have preferred you to write badly about me'", he joked
Albert Pla asserts that he would work with 'Los Javis' (The Messiah) again because "they are fantastic guys" and highlights that they are in a "state of grace" and any success they have seems "understandable" to him. "I am here to serve you for whatever you ask of me," he added.
Asked about the controversy surrounding Itziar Ituño, who led a demonstration this past weekend in favor of ETA prisoners, Albert Pla believes that "Spain is a country that remains divided between those who believe that those who killed Carrero Blanco were heroes and among those who believe they were murderers." "I think they were heroes," he said, a statement he has already made on other occasions.
On the other hand, Albert Pla believes that it is evident that in music there is still a lot of inequality between men and women and has shared the statement of the pianist Clara Peya, who in a recent interview stated that if Albert Pla were a woman "she would not have had a place in the industry" because they could not be "incorrect.
In the coming months the artist will visit Vitoria, Badalona, Granada, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia and Barcelona, where he will go on tour with 'Rumbagenarios' and he does so accompanied by The Surprise Band, the guitarist Diego Cortés or the sounds of Judit Farrés .
"I had been performing for years with the audience seated and it was something more narrative, so that people could listen to new stories. But I wanted to do something with people standing and almost more singing than listening," he explained.
The artist explains that the name of his new show is because there are many "rumbera and party" songs. Predictably, among the songs that will be heard on the new tour will be 'La dejo o no la dejo', which tells of the death of a police officer and a politician.
"I think so, it's one of the songs that was on the album and a lot of things would have to happen for me not to sing it. Plus, people love it when you say something about a dead politician," he said.
During the interview, the artist remembers that this summer the PP of Mataró (Barcelona) wanted to stop its participation in the Posidonia Fest and admits that he does not understand how a political party can say who should act and who should not.
"I suppose they believe that the theaters are theirs. It's a shame because they also make people believe it and that's what annoys me the most. Not that they tell me that they don't want me to act somewhere because I don't want it either. that they exist, but it bothers me that they show how they try to make people believe that they pay for it, that my concerts are subsidized and that we live on subsidies and all this. This is annoying, this is really annoying," he argues.
In this sense, he adds that when we talk about subsidies in culture it is done from "misinformation." "If there are subsidized people in this country, it is precisely the political parties," he says.