In an interview he gave us in 2017, Dominique Hudson deplored the lack of interest aroused by Latin pop in Quebec. Four years later, this Cuban music lover is seeing progress.
“The path is being made”, rejoices the singer-songwriter who has been the standard-bearer of sunny rhythms from the tropics in our region for a decade now.
In a world that’s flipped on Despacito and flinch more and more on Camilla Cabello and J Balvin of the Latin universe, he sees the signs that the breakthrough is taking place. Sometimes with a little help from Anglo-Saxon stars.
“I’m working,” says Dominique Hudson, “on a new song with Matt Laurent which is similar to the sound of Maluma (Colombian reggaeton star), of which I am a fan. Speaking with the world of Rouge FM, I wondered if they were playing Maluma. Well they play the song Hawai, but the version with The Weeknd. I realize that more and more popular artists are joining Latin artists. “
“It looks like,” he continues, “we are reaching out and [nous] open because it makes this music good. It warms the heart, it makes us travel and I am not alone in thinking it. “
“Breaking down the television wall”
Travel, warm the heart …: the virtues of Cuban pop by Dominique Hudson will be used to make us forget confinement and curfew, Saturday evening, during an online concert of the series Live in your living room.
The broadcast of the show, recorded in November, comes with questions for Hudson who, like other performing artists, must tame another way of reaching audiences.
“I hope I was able to break the television wall. Without applause, it’s really special. You have to be focused and focus on the fact that they need us. “
Anyway, entertaining people has always been his main goal as an artist, explains Dominique Hudson.
“I have always thought that my job is to get people off the hook and get them out of their comfort zone to enter my world. “
A musical in the works
There is Dominique Hudson, the musician, there is also Dominique Hudson, the writer. Launched last fall, his first novel Casa de la Danza would approach the 3000 copies sold and he takes advantage of the pandemic to make a musical.
There is interest, he says. To the point where his manager “was able to put a few lines in the water. “
“Now we have to see how we will bring it to life. Often in musicals you don’t have musicians live. In my case, it is impossible. There are also a lot of dancers, some of whom have to sing. “
Ambitious, but achievable, he believes.
“I’m from Quebec,” he said dreaming out loud, “and my ultimate fantasy would be to present him to the Capitol. “
It’s sent to the Universe, Dominique.
Dominique Hudson’s show will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday evening on livedanstonsalon.com.