Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am my hair : Musician Fabian Hernandez

Photo credit: Alma Garcia

Name: Fabian Hernandez

Age: 38

Location: Miami Beach, Fl

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Model

Last month, while in Miami, I got a chance to meet with Colombian native and Sony ATV musician, Fabian Hernandez. 

Now when I saw his amazing hair, you KNOW I had to chat it up. I immediately knew he would be a great fit for my "I am my hair" series.
also...uh dreads á la Lenny Kravitz?.....How much cooler can you get?


With his new single "Home" out later this month, the self described "folk/pop/a bit of everything" musician, sits down and gives a little insight into why he is his hair.

BoifromIpanema:  I'm so glad I got to finally meet you! Your hair is awesome man. Can you tell me a bit about what inspired your style?

Fabian Hernandez:  Just trying to be organic I guess. I had an afro for a while but it started dreading.
 I kept combing out but...[my hair] just kept on knotting.  I was telling a friend about it, when he said "seems like you are having control issues in your life, aren't ya? " And I was like "whattt????" because he was completely right.  My friend suggested I either cut it all off or let it be....and well, I decided on the latter. 

BFI: Did that experience help to ease you control issues after all?

FH:  Ease them yes, resolve them, no hahah

BFI: What's one thing you've always wanted to do with your hair, but never had the courage to do? 

FH:  Shave it all off. 

BFI:  I just had a birthday last week and the day before, I decided to do an emotional haircut.  I ended up shaving half of my head. Luckily my stylist refused to cut all of my hair off and I'm definitely thankful she did.  Have you ever done an emotional hair change like that?

FH:  DEFINITELY YES.  After a break up that was much needed I decided to cut off all of my hair.

BFI:  Was there any lesson learned from that incident?

FH:  Yes tons, I became a musician. hahaha

BFI:  Have you ever been teased about your hair as a child? 

FH:  Yes growing up with really a pain in the butt. I got teased a lot about the texture. So when I was older, I tried bad relaxers, I tried clipping my own hair. 

BFI:  So would you say that loving and embracing your hair was something you had to grow into?

FH:  Yes, I grew into loving it. 

BFI:  Alright, now let's talk about the music.  Your new single "Home" comes out later this month! That must be exciting? Can listeners expect something different from this music in comparison to the music you have released in the past?

FH: It is a bit different. I would say that my new stuff is more rock driven and has more of a Latin/Colombian feel to it. In saying that, I think it is a cohesive sound. I still am staying true to my style. It's just a bit of an evolution.

Well readers, there you have it!
To get all of the latest updates and to hear the new single "Home" make sure to follow Fabian on Twitter @FabianDH and on Instagram @FBNDH.

If you enjoy these "I am my hair" posts and would like to see more, leave me a comment letting me know. Or, you can tell me what you love or hate about your hair!

.....and now I leave you with a nice little Fabian Hernandez playlist.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

BoifromIpanema's Summer-time Shenanigans

 So with summer quickly approaching, everyone is getting ready to hit the beaches.

 There's nothing like some good music to get the beach party and those summer-time shenanigans started.

 Here is a playlist of some of my favorite Latin artists and songs both past and present.
 Gonna definitely put this playlist on this weekend :D

What are some of your favorite beach/summer songs?

Happy summer y'all!

se habla música, target latin music

All opinions are my own.  Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bidding Adieu

Last hour before my birthday.

 Thank you 22. You treated me well.

 I made mistakes and learned, I loved and lost (too many in my opinion but that's not up to me). 

 I grieved, I rejoiced.

 I traveled, I worked.

 I rode boats, planes and trains.

 I made new friends and found family. 

 I rekindled relationships.

 I made memories that will last forever. 

 I created and I destroyed.

 I had highs and lows.

 I cried.

 My heart broke. 

 I felt pain. 

 I witnessed suffering but I experienced love.

 I laughed.

 I saw new life begin.

 I attended weddings, baby showers and birthday parties.

 I went to hospitals and funerals.

 I fought for what I believe in.

 I made poor choices.

 I gave into pressures. 

 I discovered myself as an artist, musician and dancer.

 I struggled with my mind and found confidence in my spirit.

 I triumphed and failed.

 I found purpose and made efforts to seek God's plan for my life.

 I doubted and believed.

 I felt betrayed and alone but I was lifted up by the ones who loved me.

 I gave.

 I was broke...no bounty but God provided.

 I auditioned and went to castings.

 I was rejected and redirected.

 I performed.

 I strummed my guitar and caressed the keys of my piano. 

 I sang and wrote music.

 I whispered and said things I can't take back -- I spoke words of encouragement.

 I am thankful
 for those who have been there for me-
 for those who have tried to break my spirit -

because it has shown me that in life there will be storms and trials, false friends and unexpected allies, but how you cope with them reveals the purpose and plan for WHO YOU ARE and who YOU CAN BE. 

thank you 22. 

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