Ángelo Fukuy says that he started singing on a ranch and with the Yaipén Brothers “he was nervous and forgot the lyrics” – INTERVIEW

The singer Ángelo Fukuy is launching his career as a soloist and working on fusions of rhythms that he likes with cumbia and exposing his roots through his songs, as he has made it known through his social networks. On this occasion, the artist had a pleasant interview with El Popular and revealed his beginnings in music and revealed certain anecdotes that with the group with which he achieved several musical successes.

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– How was your love for music and especially for cumbia born?

Music was with me from a very young age thanks to my grandparents and on the part of my mother and uncles because they always took us on the side of art. I grew up listening to my grandmother and grandfather from a very young age while continuing to focus on studies. My parents always told us that we had to be studying and, hand in hand, lead the music.

They knew that I loved it because I liked the reunions of my uncles or family since I listened to how they sang, at first it was like that. So, that was born, my taste for music and singing with Peruvian songs like the criolla, as well as the rancheras. But it was more for the latter since my uncles and grandparents liked artists like Javier Solís.

We liked that popular “At twelve” for birthdays, because in the style of the mariachis we would each arrive mounted on horseback, making that figure while we were dressed as ranchers, I grew up with that music and little by little as a child I started with figures like Pedro Fernandez.

– At what age did you perform your first song and do you remember what it was?

From 7 to 8 years old, I do remember and I started with “La Mochila Azul” because it was very popular at school: “The one with the blue backpack, the one with cloudy eyes.” Then also with “I’m leaving” which, surely, they haven’t heard and it’s very pretty: “I am leaving, may God send my relief and may he give you what you have sought. If you weren’t happy by my side, find someone else who loves you more than me..

But there is one that means a lot to me, it’s the one from “There in the big ranch”. We lived 40 minutes from town and we had a small piece of land where our ranch was and we raised our little animals, a mini farm, but for me it was a paradise. However, the owners arrived and we did not have the documents in order and we had to vacate after 10 years of my life in that little ranch.

– Do you also remember where exactly was the place where Ángelo Fukuy sang for the first time?

Yes, my first steps were in that little ranch. There I also learned to ride a bicycle and to swim, although we did not have a swimming pool, but we did have a beautiful canal. Then my uncles and close friends told me that I had to leave town and go to Trujillo because that was the starting point for what I liked without leaving my studies; so it was.

I was at university studying accounting and finance and, at the same time, I worked singing in a “Coquitos” cevichería, they opened the doors for me when I arrived in Trujillo. It was my first experience and I was as a waiter, kitchen assistant and administrator because my study was related to that and that is how I earned the affection of the owners. They just went to their Usquil land to spend parties and left me in charge of the business. It was there that I began to rehearse for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when I sang and, from Monday to Thursday, I worked as a waiter, and in one of the rehearsals Walter and Javier from the Yaipén Brothers listened to me.

– Tell us how that process has been since they heard you sing until you were part of the Yaipén Brothers, what sensations were there?

I didn’t know them at first, but the guys who accompanied me in the little digital group at the cevichería did. I listened between murmurs that they were from Group 5 and I didn’t know them, their songs yes but not in person. Don Walter was the one who told me: “We are the Yaipén Brothers, do you know us?” – To be honest, no. But they told me: “Surely you know this song ‘Let me lift my hand’”. And yes, I knew…


Ángelo Fukuy reveals that he had to leave musical projects because there were “many bad people in the environment”

– In the Yaipén Brothers you stood out for being the voice of songs like “Lárgate”, “Humíllate”, “Qué raise mano” or “I hope you die”, do you consider that any of those songs managed to boost you much more as a singer?

Of course. In reality, one of the many songs that the Yaipén Brothers have, well, they are all beautiful, but the one that I identify with the most and the one that gave me the most satisfaction was “Lárgate”.

– After your time with the Yaipén Brothers, the Hermanos con Clase group emerged, why wasn’t that project in force for a long time?

I came to Lima the first time with the Yaipén Brothers, then I ended my employment relationship with the orchestra, so I was with this group (Hermanos con class). What happens is that when we left (Hermanos Yaipén) with Moisés Vega, there were many people around us and I didn’t know them and they took advantage of the circumstance. I realized this and talked to Moisés to tell him: “It’s better if we continue to be friends with these people, I prefer to leave this and focus on what’s mine.” It was complicated and we were in all the newspapers: “Ángelo Fukuy and Moisés Vega leave Hermanos Yaipén and set up Hermanos con class”, but many people were in the environment.

I’m going to be honest, I’m very good and I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t have a manager or a person to trust. My father was away because he had to travel abroad, we always stopped together, my family supported me a lot, but I didn’t have that person who was soaked in the situation. That’s how it was, I didn’t feel that positive energy with the people who were joining that project and I chose to leave it.