My daughter had this great desire to do dubbing for Disney’s TV programs, from English to Spanish. She really never gave up thinking she would find the way to do it.
I always think nothing is imposible, but thought this might be not that easy since she is only 13 years old. Good things come with one’s hard work. That is the lesson she taught me and I know is not the only lesson I will learn from her.
Here is the recording for her casting (in Spanish, and of course worth listening to), and she chose: Reflection, a song that plays in a film named Mulan. The photograph at the very bottom, is she in the studio.
The lyrics really show my daughter’s character. Yes, she got in.
Look at me,
I will never pass for a perfect bride,
or a perfect daughter,
can it be,
I’m not meant to play this part,
Now I see,
that if I were truly to be myself,
I would break my family’s heart
Who is that girl I see,
back at me,
why is my reflection someone I don’t know,
somehow I cannot hide,
who i am,
though i’ve tried,
When will my reflection show,
who I am inside,
I have seen that a strong will can open all doors.
That a deep desire and a vision can lead a way.
A profound desire in congruence with oneself will bring in the right persons and the right situations.
There she was standing in the middle of the stage at “La Voz” (The Voice), a TV program where people go and sing in front of renowned singers.
She wasn’t one of the contestants…
By mere chance she sneaked into the set. Later the producers needed someone to do a sound check and minutes after, she was singing in front of more than a thousand people.
Rolling in the Deep was the name of the song that started “a cappella”. The musicians on stage when listening to her started playing along to be followed by a cheering crowd that shouted: “more! more! more!”..
Lucky her? I doubt it. She just knows what she wants and she will go after it.
How do I know? I am the father if this brilliant twelve year old kid.
This is a Harmonipan player. Harmonipans, made in Germany, where widely used during the 1900’s at the time of the Mexican ruler, Porfirio Diaz. There are some on the streets still, not that many and they are easy to spot downtown, at fairs, plaza squares or were there is people gathering. They play waltzes and classical music mainly.
One of these was sold at Christie’s for $15,121 US in 2000. These harmonipans players for sure don’t know how much they could get for one. The only problem is that then we would miss them on the streets. See here the bid at Christie’s