MIAMI, United States. -The grandmother of the Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, Mercedes Rodríguez, recently launched the novel with biographical overtones The boleros that I have livedaccording to Spanish media indicated.
On the occasion of the presentation of the work, her granddaughter traveled to Torre del Mar, Spain, where the old Cuban woman spends long periods of time.
The 329-page novel tells the story of a woman who separates from her husband after many years of marriage, as well as her efforts to reunite with her daughter and granddaughters in the United States. In this way, the plot reflects the events in the life of Camila Cabello’s family.
During the presentation ceremony, which took place in the Torre del Mar town hall, Cabello explained that her 75-year-old grandmother had dreamed of this project for decades.
The 26-year-old singer was born in Cuba like her grandmother. The artist lived part of her childhood in Mexico and then emigrated with her mother to the United States, where her father (Mexican) moved months after her.
“My family is such a big part of who I am, it’s such a big part of who I am as an artist, and it’s such a big part of my music,” Cabello said at her grandmother’s side during the performance.
Music, especially the bolero, is a central element in the novel. Each chapter bears the name of a bolero, a musical genre of romantic lyrics originating in Cuba that became very popular in the first half of the 20th century throughout Latin America.
For Mercedes Rodríguez, music is essential: “It is something that no human being can stop living with to be happy,” she declared.
The author also spoke about how music has impacted the life of her famous granddaughter: “It’s in her blood, she has photos of two years old with a microphone in her hand and with the radio on.”
He also shared the emotion he feels when he sees Cabello on stage or listens to one of his albums: “I hear her sing in a concert, for example, and I’m even short of breath, it excites me so much, I can’t explain it to you, It is something superior, it is something that I had never felt in my life”.
Rodriguez’s favorite song in her granddaughter’s repertoire is “Never Be the Same.” “I can’t hear her because I make a fool of myself, I immediately start crying,” she confessed.