My Co Host Luis Serrano, founding member of Miami Latin Boys which later became Miami Sound Machine and I celebrate the end of 2012 with our listeners.
Serrano was born in the Province of Camaguey, Central Cuba, which Unesco designated in 2008 as a World Heritage Site. The Spanish colonizers followed medieval European influences in Camaguey in terms of urban layout and traditional construction of the city. The neoclassical, eclectic, Art Deco, Neo-colonial, some Art Nouveau and rationalism designs would naturally make a nest for an artist of Serranos caliber to incubate his talents.
Serrano recalls music being a part of his life from the time he was an infant, his mother singing him lullabies, then listening to the rhythms of Cuban music on the radio and television. Luis Serrano feels his love of music entered his soul and rooted in his spirit when he a child.
Luis remembers his hometowns beautiful landscapes of the countryside in Cuba. The large homes he visited when he was a child, where art and paintings hung on the walls now awakening a desire to express himself on canvas with colors and sharing with his fans the amazing talent he was blessed with. Today, Poetry surges in Serrano as he goes about daily life. Stories, events, people and emotions that move him, help erupt the volcano of ideas that he finds necessary to put on paper.
It is an honor to have my friend Luis Serrano on Cubanarama to wrap up this memorable year.