Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hollywood has a pending debt with Latinos

Years ago Lin-Manuel Miranda (New York, 1980) claims his right to mix, pollution in the best and most ecological of the senses. "It's about embracing the one

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hollywood has a pending debt with Latinos

Years ago Lin-Manuel Miranda (New York, 1980) claims his right to mix, pollution in the best and most ecological of the senses. "It's about embracing the one who comes from anywhere; If he is able to recognize something as simple as that it is only possible to grow thanks to the difference, "he says almost as a declaration of principles. The one who speaks, now responsible for the songs of the next premiere (Friday) of Disney, Charming, is - says - Boricua (son of Puerto Rican) and, remind Hamilton's father. That is, he is the musical that at a rhythm of Hip-Hop, Pop, Soul and other thousand more hybrid ways as happy to understand the world told the life of the immigrant who, from the most absolute poverty, managed to become the first secretary of the Treasury of the United States. In passing, it was also a spectacle capable of everything: to generate 1,000 million dollars at the box office, of unpublished the Pulitzer Prize and being in Obama's mouth to Trump passing through Madonna.

"It's strange that of success. It is striking that a work that counts the foundation of my country interests around the world. Although it is also true that the first musical that I saw dealt with a revolution in France, "he says between pride (true) and modesty (slightly false). And he says it in a Spaniard as expressive as a rhythmic that unfit in an Englishman who explodes ("each language reaches" "). In charm, his second collaboration with the animation after Vaiana, has placed his knowledge and his creed at the service of a collection of topics that speak of the family, to grow together, from mystery and even pleasure (that is) from the Hispanic . "Hollywood has a pending debt with Latinos," says the one who composed the first musical of him, in the heights, so directly inspired by the myth of West Side Story that he not borrowed the five most recognizable notes of his song America. The actor and musician remembers that when he was small the only Latin of Disney was the Chihuahua of Oliver and the gang of him. "I loved that puppy because he spoke like my uncle Pedro," he says, takes a second and follows: "It is clear that there is a lack of a representation in the popular culture of millions of people. And it is important to correct that because what is not seen, does not exist. "

Miranda is convinced that next to the freedom that gives triumph and being recognized ("They call me Hamilton down the street and in the last Halloween I saw the people disguised as me!") Is responsibility: "Actually, Art is there to make see what you normally do not look. Breaking gender stereotypes or associated with race or language is a basic task of any form of expression and, hurrying, up to a need. Much of what I have created has been for the only reason to get work. I had to become a creator to give myself employment as actor and singer. When I get blocked I think: 'What have I never seen?' And that's what I do".

Two of the charm songs are composed in Spanish. "One sounds like Colombia and is even interpreted by Carlos Vives and the other, two caterpillars, aims to be an eternal popular song. I confess that one of my inspirations has been Joan Manuel Serrat, "he says in a new and ignited the Hispanic vindication and even of the Catalan, of the hidden, of pollution in the most ecological of the senses. And so.

Updated Date: 24 November 2021, 13:55

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