Manuel Galban: Music Is My Life
AAJ: You're part of Ibrahim Ferrer's backing band. You played on his 2 last solo albums and you're part of the touring band. What can you tell me about this experience?
MG: It was a big experience and everyday you learn something new. Ibrahim Ferrer's Buenos Hermanos was recorded at the same time as Mambo Sinuendo , and I took part in both recording processes, but at Mambo Sinuendo I am much more integrated as I do the basis and some arrangements, I share the piano with Roberto Fonseca and Chucho Valdés. I also play organ and electric guitar. Demetrio Muñiz, the musical director of Ibrahim Ferrer's band, also participates at the arrangements for the live shows.
AAJ: What is the best thing when it comes to working with these exceptional people?
MG: Music is something that I have very deep inside of me and it is part of my life. I think that all musicians who play with Ibrahim Ferrer on his band are like "good brothers" ( Buenos Hermanos ), and we give to our audience the best of us, each song is performed with parts of our heart and love.