[before] coffee’s night out… with singer, Charley Sanchez

practice session:

Opting for the seat behind her, smdlr

spent time with soul-jazz singer Charley

as she rehearsed for Coffee’s Night Out.

on music…

Oh god, music is my life, I don’t know what I would do without music. If I didn’t have a voice, I wouldn’t exist.

on stevie wonder…

yes, yes, to stevie. I imitate him. I have my own sound, I can’t hear myself so I’m often hearing whoever I’m singing.

on your gift

I said out loud, God, I want to sing. I didn’t know where to start, I was asking folk, then you told me about Coffee’s Night Out and its vision. And God said, well, here’s a platform, what are you going to do? Are you going to be a chicken and not ask. Im super nervous, and super confident; I know I can sing.

on charley sanchez

I never sing in public. Tonight, is legendary, tonight that changes. The spirit is real and you feel that thing, it aint nothing you can do.

Charley Sanchez performs at Cafecito Bogota.