Interview with Roy Bosh, Salt Lake City, Utah

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, percussionist Roy Bosh moved to United States when he was eleven years old. He got involved in percussion at an early age and later learned Latin percussion on his own. He grew up listening to Latin music, salsa, merengue, bachata, as well as African rhythms, some of the genres he loves to play. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he plays with a number of groups. Roy is also working on documentaries with dancers and Afro musicians in the community, and is back at college working on two master’s degrees.
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 10/15/2020.

Interview with Oscar Chirinos, Ogden, Utah

Oscar Chirinos has been playing flamenco guitar since he was a little child. Born in Lima, Peru, his family moved to United States when he was nine. He picked up his passion for flamenco from his Spanish grandfather, a guitar player himself. He now lives in Ogden, Utah, where he works for an advertisement company so that he can pursue his passion, music. In 2019, Oscar and Romina Notaro formed the flamenco fusion band AmoRoma along with Rodrigo (percussion), Jaesi (violin), and Barbara (dancer).
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 10/14/2020

Interview with Arnaldo Guevara, North Salt Lake, Utah

Born in Ciudad Bolívar, Guayana, Venezuela, Arnaldo Guevara sings Venezuelan Llanero music. He has performed extensively with various groups in radio programs, festivals, and cultural events since he was a child. While attending college in Mérida, he joined the choir Orfeón de la Universidad de Los Andes, the polyphonic group Tepuy 5, and the Cantoría de Mérida, with which he toured Venezuela, the Caribbean Islands, and Colombia. He has performed with important groups such as Stereo Gaita, Diamantes del Sur, and Las Cuerdas de Don Ramón Hurtado. He has participated in numerous TV and radio shows and has released three CDs, Arnaldo Guevara y su canto (2009), Arnaldo Guevara y su canto en Mavidad (2015), and Arnaldo Guevara y Su Canto… Popular y Caribeño (2017). He has shared the stage with prestigious artists and groups such as Cheo Hurtado, Jesús Hidalgo, Gualberto Ibarreto, Serenata Guayanesa, and Huascar Barradas, among others. Currently, he resides in North Salt Lake, Utah, where he is a member of the Hispanic choir Luz de las Naciones. In addition to being a musician, Arnaldo is also a social communicator and works as a professional broadcaster.
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 10/15/2020.

Interview with Marv Hamilton, Salt Lake City, Utah

Marv Hamilton (guitar, vocals, harmonica), is an award-winning performing songwriter with two hard-won CDs to his credit. Hamilton’s folk and acoustic blues songs have earned him a reputation as one of Utah’s finest songwriters. Marv returned from Vietnam in 1970 and in his recovery efforts, he picked up his first guitar to play along with John Prine; Cat Stevens; James Taylor; the Beatles; the Byrds; the Doors; Dylan; and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He says that his music is 100% organic, cage-free folk, roots and blues. Earth music, breakup songs, blues, and ballads. Slices of life in the hills and windblown ridges of the Wasatch mountains or Black Hills of Dakota, a plane load of “grunts” on their way to Vietnam, a Cadillac, train, old truck, a motorcycle. Portraits of characters: an eco-warrior, dogs, a 1960s stewardess, icons of rock ‘n roll, lovers. Emotional journeys: grief, anger, angst and sorrow, joy and hope. At present, he plays with the Hamilton Cantonwine Clark Trio, a unique blend of folk, roots, and blues, lots of Marv’s originals and some not-so-often-covered tasty covers to round out the mix. Marv supports his guitar habit as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Salt Lake City.
Interviewed by Raquel Paraíso, 09/02/2020.