The singer Karol G. prepares the premiere of a documentary about her professional career, which tells “things as they really are”, since its inception, and confesses ready to become a mother in the medium term, as she said in an interview with Efe.
The Colombian is promoting “Karol G: the warrior of the genre”, the documentary produced by Univision Digital and that after presenting it with their parents in Miami (Florida) is ready to take it to the SXSW festival in Austin (Texas), which started this weekend, before its official premiere on March 19 on digital platforms.
The promotion of the documentary adds to a busy agenda for this 2019 in which three different concert tours also stand out, one of them with Gloria Trevi at the end of the year, in addition to the publication of a new album.
The singer, 28, is also close to embarking on Latin America with the “Culpables” tour with her fiancé, Anuel AA, with whom she also plans a future as a parent.
“Now things are aligned to do it and I even have the best partner for it,” said the interpreter of “My bed” and “Pineapple”, then specify that he hopes to stop in four years in order to pursue that goal.
One of the few women who has made his entire career in the genre of urban music, the idea of the documentary came at the perfect moment, he said, just when “I had the need to tell things how they really are”.
“I wanted people to also see me as Carolina (Giraldo, his real name), not just as Karol G, and from the first moment I was super-put in. I wanted people to see what’s behind the story of Karol G”, he explained.
Directed by Venezuelan Leo Suárez, the documentary takes the viewer to Medellín in the 1990s and 2000s, when the reguetón germinated in the Colombian city and saw the birth of talents such as J Balvin, Reykon, Maluma and allowed the resurrection of Nicky Jam’s career .
The film shows a teenager Carolina Giraldo, who studies three hours of singing in the mornings before going to school, then a young woman excited to break into urban music, then dominated mostly by men, performing at school parties and as a chorister of Reykon; but that falls disappointed by the few opportunities for women.
“My dad told me that if he gave up music he would not help me at all,” says Karol G in the documentary, in which he highlights the support of his family. His father, Guillermo Giraldo, paid him a music management course in New York and to this day his family is behind his success, he says.
After winning a Latin Grammy in 2018 for best new artist, the Colombian knew that it was a turning point: “Either you do better than you thought or this prize you will not see again,” he explained.
“This year I’ve worked hard, I’m making a big bet with my next album,” as with the tours. “It will be an experience, since the public enters the place they will be immersed in something they have not lived before,” he told Efe.
The singer-songwriter is convinced that in 2019 urban artists have much to celebrate, because they have already managed to show that women do sell urban music.
“We are competing directly with men,” he said. “We also help each other, we shake hands, everything is more balanced,” he added.
The “Culpables” tour will start in Colombia on March 15 and continue through Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador, among other countries.
Karol G. will give concerts in Europe during the summer (July and August) and then, on September 13, in Fresno (Califiornia) will begin the tour “Goddess of the night” with Gloria Trevi.