Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of Live Music Aruba. Right now, we have with us Mr. Sergio Silva, one of Aruba’s long-time performers, and we have to say… for us, the most versatile players on the island.
LMA: Sergio how are you doing tonight?
Sergio: Thank you thank you; I am good, good, very happy to be here!
LMA: Nice! For us it is a pleasure having you here. So, tell us a little bit about yourself, how did you start in the music industry?
Sergio: Well, I started music when I was very young, and it elaborated to what it is now my daily life, I used to work “normal jobs” in the past, until I decided to take music as a full-time job.
And sometimes people do not believe that, but it is a real time job. So, you really must dedicate, you must learn a lot, you must practice a lot, and of course by doing that it takes you to a certain level. And it is nice! It has always been nice for me. I always had fun doing what I am doing.
LMA: That is the main thing! You must have fun doing something that you like to do.
Tell us a little bit of the genres that influence you.
Sergio: Ok, I started with Folk music, to your surprise haha!
LMA: Oh Yeah!
Sergio: I started with folk music when I was incredibly young, and its folk music from where I come from, which is Venezuela, Maracaibo. So, I started in Gaita groups, and later after I decided to go after different other genres, including my favorite which is Reggae, Rock, Soca, I love Soca Music, It’s basically that, I also do a lot of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, I love Afro-Caribbean beats.
LMA: You yourself as a performer, do you perform as a Soloist or do you perform with a band(s)?
Sergio: I’ve performed alone before, but it’s fun when you play with other people, and it creates a different energy when you’re on stage, especially in the hotel circuit, while doing functions, the audience live with you when you are on stage, so if you have a 3 or 6PC band it really doesn’t matter, but as long as you deliver the music and you see the crowd having fun that is what makes you feel great! I love it when I play with bands, I have performed with several bands on the island, and not to forget I’ve performed in a lot of hotel functions, those are fun too!
LMA: That is nice! How long have you been working with Live Music Aruba?
Sergio: Since the beginning, so it has been about 12-years.
LMA: Waw!! That is a long time, so you know Live Music Aruba has been in existence for more than 12 years.
Sergio: Yeah, and it will keep going, believe me, it will go on.
LMA: Do you consider yourself more of a musician or entertainer?
Sergio: Both. You have to consider yourself both, not only one, because you can be a very good musician, but you can’t be in entertainment. So, it has to be both, you have to have a little both of those two so everything can be successful.
LMA: That is amazing. Sergio, thank you very much for coming over.
Sergio: Thank you, and of course Thanks to Live Music for having me!
LMA: Yes of course, thank you to Live Music Aruba for providing an in-depth analysis of our friend right here Sergio Silva. Remember to check out the interview below!