“Julio Jaramillo is a reference for future generations”
The roadmap of Juan Fernando Velasco as president of the Society of Authors and Composers of Ecuador (Sayce for its Spanish acronym) will have 3 axes: communication, fundraising, and transparency. The artist, who won the presidency last September, plans to continue the initiative of Troi Alvarado for 8 years (2009-2017) as president of the association.
In an interview with daily EL TELEGRAFO, Velasco spoke about his plans in Sayce, his experience in a reality show, his next album, his role as an entrepreneur and even the continuation of the Top Tour with his colleagues Douglas Bastidas (ex-Tranzas) and the rapper AU -D, for which he learned to sing the songs of his peers, an experience he describes as “very funny” and that will be recurring.
Excerpt from the interview with Juan Fernando Velasco
Q: Your first official act in Sayce was the presentation of a special award to Julio Jaramillo, what did that mean?
A: Something very important, it was the ‘Legacy’ award, awarded by the Hall of Fame of Latin Composers, and they invited Sayce, as a Society of Authors, for the posthumous tribute to Julio Jaramillo in Miami. As a country, we should rescue this legacy. It’s the kind of references we need for future generations.
Q: What will be your basis as president of Sayce?
A: 3 points: First, to improve the communication, and the relationships with the companies. Second, fundraising and efficiency in the distribution of funds. And third, a transparent management. I’m not denouncing “irregularities of any sort” but transparency is my baseline.
Q: Is there a date for a new album?
A: Not yet, but I know where I want to go. ‘Tú no me perteneces’ was the single I presented in 2016, but new songs will arise. (I)