Singer-songwriter Ricardo Montaner said Tuesday that family is a “real treasure”, but regretted that currently sharing among relatives is considered “rare”, something he seeks to challenge with a show next Saturday in the Dominican Republic.
The interpreter, of Venezuelan, Argentinean and Dominican nationalities, said that his family is “promoting that rarity” with actions such as the show he will present next Saturday at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater, in the province of La Romana (east).
Montaner, who has taken up residence in the Dominican province of Samaná (northeast), will take the stage with his children Ricky, Mau, Evaluna and her husband, the Colombian Camilo.
The group’s performance will be broadcast live, and a certain percentage of the capacity will be allowed to attend, due to health restrictions due to the pandemic.
“They see us as aliens when this should be normal, fathers, mothers, children, nephews and nieces should get together as a family to do whatever they like best, an asado, a sancocho,” said the artist at a press conference in Santo Domingo.
“The world would be so beautiful if we all defended our families, our friends, if we defended our countries there would be more freedom, more life in democracy, less political prisoners and more people with free thought, without that meaning that you attack the other,” said the author and singer of “La cima del cielo”.
For Montaner the family is the “true treasure” and said it was “okay” to get angry “when they mess” with your family.
“Whoever touches my family with a blow is going to have me there; that’s the treasure I have, the real treasure, love is something that is not inherited, it is acquired with years of patience and dedication,” he said.
Camilo, for his part, said he felt “very blessed” for the support that “always” his father-in-law has given him in the artistic scene and on a personal level.
“Since always my father-in-law was there, putting my name in places where nobody knew who I was (…) I feel very happy to have the family I have; I love challenges and sharing the stage with my father-in-law generates a giant challenge for me. All my life I have had him as a reference and now I have the joy of sharing a show with him”, said the Colombian.
Ricky Montaner described it as a “privilege” to share all his performances with his brother Mau. “We all have a lot of respect and admiration for each other,” he added.