Interview #5: The Zavala Brothers


Leonardo and Jose Zavala

I’m Speaking with Leonardo while Jose is walking around in the restaurant.)

Brenda L. Flores: How long have you and your brother played music together?

Leonardo: For 46 years.

Brenda L. Flores: When did you decide that you both were going to work together?

Leonardo: It just happened. We learned and studied in San Luis De La Paz with a teacher named Trinidad and since then we played together.

Brenda L. Flores: Who sings better?

Leonardo: We both sing the same.

Brenda L. Flores: Do you miss eachother when y’all are not working together?

Leonardo: Yes. We are use to being with eachother.

Brenda L. Flores: Where are y’all from?

Leonardo: Guanajuato, Mexico.

Brenda L. Flores: What is your favorite song to play?

Leonardo: Gema

Brenda L. Flores: When you sing it looks like you been through a lot?

Leonardo: Life has given me lots of punches.

Brenda L. Flores: What do you look forward to?

Leonardo: Finding a girlfriend.

Brenda L. Flores: What would you like to be remembered as?

Leonardo: A musician with heart.

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