After six years of living in Berlin, my wife and I have decided to move back to Panama.
There are many reasons why, but for me personally, I realized that I can do what I do wherever I am. And now that I have kids, I’d rather do that while being closer to family.
But Berlin will always be an important part of my life. This is where my wife and I started living together. This is where we started a family.
This is also where I found my musical voice. I’m not sure if I’d have gone back to playing solo acoustic guitar if I hadn’t been here. I don’t think I’d have found the time to experiment with all the ideas I had in my head.
For all these reasons I feel like I know myself better now. And with this phase of my life over, it feels like it’s time to move on.
But for those very same reasons, my family and my music will always be tied to Berlin.
So thanks to all the friends I’ve made, all the musicians I’ve played with, all of my students, it’s been a great experience.
Tomorrow, Wednesday May 14th, will be my final show in Berlin at Intersoup. Hope to see some of you there!