By Martin D’Souza | Opening Doorz Editorial | September 07, 2019
Enki Bello is now Kiki Bello, a stage name she has adapted to recently. Commenting on the shift from Enki to Kiki, the Columbian Harpist par excellence assures us that her official name is still Enki Bello. However, for the stage and her fans, she found that Kiki was easy to associate with and pronounce. Since the name change, she has seen an immediate reaction: as soon as she shows up for a concert “Kiki Bello,” is the chant now. “Earlier, they would not know how to pronounce my name,” laughs Kiki who speaks with us over long distances to speak about her name change, the reaction of her parents, her love for music, and upcoming projects. But most importantly, she wanted to share her thoughts about her latest Video which she released today: Enamorada de ti, which means, ‘I’m in love with you’.
Opening Doorz to Kiki Bello and her latest video, which she knows is controversial. “I hope you like the video,” she says adding, “I can’t wait for all the comments and see what people have to say about it.” And as her video starts to mesmerize viewers worldwide, Kiki bares her heart telling us that her dream is “To win a Grammy Award when I reach my 30s. I’m working tirelessly on that 24×7.”
Tell us something about your latest video; you have been uploading 20-sec teasers for the past two days?
[Laughs] I have a lot of songs coming up now as a songwriter. It’s not just harp; there are Lyrics written by me and songs sung by me. I’m working with an incredibly amazing producer who is from Los Angeles and we are taking a very commercial type of approach. What I have released today is the start of a new beginning. It is a very artistic video that I have been planning for about three-and-a-half years. It’s called the bachata style (genre) song from the Dominican Republic, a sexy type of music, similar to the Tango from Argentina. The song is sensual and romantic. In the video, we have projected an artistic dance between two females. This is very rare and unique. I decided to take that chance with the Bachata style.
Aren’t you unsure about this move since it might create controversy?
I know it will create a lot of controversies because it is very sensual and I am happy to show something very unique, something people have not seen before. I’m trying to be different! Through my videos, I want to show that my music does not have a gender—it’s about love, and passion and that’s all I care for when it comes to my music.
How was the whole experience of filming this video?
This particular video was filmed in Hudson Valley, New York in a salt cave. This is an intimate and romantic setting. It has the color of fire which is intensively romantic and amazing. I rehearsed for this project for about six months. It has been choreographed by the Argentinean choreographer Stephanie Lucero who is well-known for doing Bachata dancing with females. This is a new style that is becoming popular.
Video Credits: @HudsonValleyHealingCenter, Salt Cave, New York
Owner: Elisa Gwilliam
Best Dancer in the world: @LauraPakasaar
Music and Lyrics by: @KikiBelloMusic
Directed by: @SalScirica
Filmed by: @MiguelPichardoPhotography
Choreographed by: @StephanieLuceroOfficial, @LauraPakassar
Music Produced by: @GioAcostaOficial
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