My name is Gaby and I was born in Mexico in 1990.
I have always loved arts, especially the music. But since I studied a Bachelor in Journalism, I got interested in the stories of the creators, their historical, political and social context, and how all this influences their work.
I started collaborating with small blogs in 2011, with chronicles and photos of concerts in bars and independent forums, in my spare time from university and the office. I got to know more genres and projects with the advancement of the internet and the immersion in independent music journalism that really suggested fresh proposals, even if they weren’t as popular.
Thus, it was possible for me to avoid promoters and businessmen, and I began to work directly with the musicians who visited Mexico practically for the experience, and not so much for the profit.
It was the best decision.
In the fall of 2018, I spent two months in Berlin, Tbilisi, and Moscow, to document independent musicians, their stories and show their work to Spanish and English speakers. I structured this web project and launched People Sound Like on various platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok).
I continued this work in Mexico City, more focused on the international Jazz scene that often visit and collaborate with local musicians. I also documented humanitarian initiatives through the arts, such as Yoyo-Ma’s visit with The Bach Project, and the peace concert for Armenia, by the diaspora in Mexico, during the most recent conflict.
I hope to continue telling many more stories. There are still many countries on the list and many more voices to be heard.
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