🎵 Hive Open Mic 75: “Madurez Digna” | Weekly Update + New Spotlight Artist

Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) is a global community celebrating live music on Hive. Each week is a new event, encouraging musicians to share songs with an international audience.

🎵 Weekly Update

Celebrating 75 weeks of Hive Open Mic


The 75th consecutive Hive Open Mic event ran from September 12-18, 2021, with the theme: Madurez Digna ("Worthy Maturity" in English). This theme was selected by Spotlight Artist: @reinamalinda, who hails from Venezuela. She says she chose this theme in honor of our older adults who still feel productive, creative, and proactive. Let's begin this week's highlights with the song she shared.

Hilos de Plata / Silver Threads (Cover) by @reinamalinda

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@reinamalinda shares a song that is a joy to hear. I admire the way she shows up in the world, at this stage in life, now claiming her right to the hopes and dreams the world has to offer. I appreciate the message in this song, honoring the silver threads, which at first I imagined as guitar strings, and then interpret as gray / silver hairs... I like the way she expresses gratitude. In my view, this artist is living richly, and walking in beauty. Viva amor! Song by Alberto Domínguez.

🌟 Spotlight Artist

Unidos en un solo corazón / United in a heart (Original) by @oscarcede

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@oscarcede offers a special song of his original creation. To me, the music is magical right from the start, and it resonates with me all throughout. The song is an absolute gem, just as this artist himself is a gem in our community. 💛🌟

Buen tema y muy buena interpretación. Felicitaciones. —@emilmadrid

I am pleased to acknowledge this musician as this week's Spotlight Artist. As a token of appreciation, I'm happy to invite him to choose our community's Hive Open Mic theme for our upcoming week 80. @oscarcede, please choose a theme that will inspire and enliven us as we explore new territory as artists. Just name it in the comments below, and we're good to go!

🔥 Bright Newcomers

Soy Pan, Soy Paz, Soy Mas / I Am Bread, I Am Peace, I Am More (Cover) by @geronimamunoz

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@geronimamunoz plays a song that is honey sweet, filled with beauty and passion, insight and depth, peace and joy. I feel grateful to begin knowing this artist through the music she's sharing here. Song by Piero De Benedictis of Argentina

Visiting Hours (Cover) by @jaydr of Nigeria

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@jaydr delivers a song that is very handsome, and further enhanced by some surprisingly stellar vocal harmonies from the camera operator. This music is wonderful in its message and in the way the song is covered musically here. Song by Ed Sheeran of England.

Although we talked a bit in some of my posts, and I highly appreciate the engagement you showed, you surprised me so much. Very very good first presentation on the community, and very good music performance. I am very glad you joined , I wish you a lot of nice moments and a lot of success!! Welcome! —@mipiano

Wow.. Nice music brother.. You are a guitarist and you can sing. I love the fact that you can sing. I envy that talent. —@starstrings01

Pensar que tengo veinte años / Thinking I'm Twenty Years Old (Cover) by @jeanfrnancopit

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@jeanfrnancopit gives us a fantastic song. His performance is a good one from start to finish. His sound is a gift to hear. Song by Leo Dan of Argentina.

Caballo Viejo / Old Horse (Cover) by @hermaryrc

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@hermaryrc delivers a superb song. I can feel the medicine in its message and its melody. I honor this artist and her collaborators for putting their talents together and bringing us this beautiful musical offering. Song by Simón Díaz of Venezuela.

Io Vorrei Non Vorrei Ma Se Vuoi (Cover) by @donatello of England

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@donatello joins us with an inspiring Italian song, including an English translation. Song by Lucio Battisti of Italy.

Cuando yo quería ser grande / When I wanted to be great (Cover) by @gilliatt of the Milky Way

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@gilliatt makes his presence known with multiple shares over these past few weeks. He speaks of the absence of his dad, who left this world only recently, making this a very meaningful and emotional expression. Song by Manuel Monterrosas of Mexico.

Excelente interpretación, un tema hermosísimo, gracias por compartir este gran tema. —@mayifiestas

Asi Fue / That's How It Went (Cover) by @joseannyt

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@joseannyt gives us a glimpse into her talents as a vocalist. To me, it's beautiful to hear the baby's voice in the background. Seems real, raw, and relatable. Song by Juan Gabriel of Mexico.

La nave del olvido / The Ship of Oblivion (Cover) by @anafebres26 of Venezuela

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@anafebres26 presents her son Miguel Abreu, who carries a song with awesome artistry. I'm grateful to see this young man expressing himself creatively. He is a cool kid, wow, brimming with artistic gifts. It brings a smile to see and hear his expression. Song by José José of Mexico.

💎 Gems

Bésame Mucho / Kiss Me A Lot (Cover) by @bonisbass1 of Venezuela

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@bonisbass1 sings and plays the double bass, yay! I anticipated this day coming, when she would deliver the awesome accompaniment of her giant strings, supporting her pretty singing. I so enjoy the instrument she plays, and the talent she brings to it. I feel a stunning energy between her voice and her bass notes, coming through like a blossoming flower. Song by Consuelo Velázquez of Mexico.

Super chevere, y si cierras los ojos se escucha mejor 😄 —@rowell

Paso a paso / Step by Step (Original) by @almeidamusic of Venezuela

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@almeidamusic presents an original song that he wrote specifically for the occasion of this week's theme: "Madurez Digna." I can sense the brilliance in it. There is so much to appreciate in this artist's music, from the words to the singing, and your guitar accompaniment too.

¡Súper genial hermano! siempre lo he dicho y reitero tienes un talento único con tu música y eso es merecedor de recompensa. Tus canciones originales siempre llegando al corazón de las personas en compañía de tu guitarra que le da un sonido muy agradable , espero sigas así para unir a la gente a través de la música. —@daniel2001

Consejo de Oro / Golden Council (Cover) by @lasembradora of Venezuela

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@lasembradora voices a tremendous song, accompanied on the guitar by her brother-in-law. Her singing is high and full of life. In my interpretation, this is a message about valuing and cherishing our loved ones. It's a reminder that life is delicate, changing, and fleeting, and so we must do our best to honor our elders and family members while they are still with us. Song by Agustín Magaldi of Argentina.

Lain Dunia (Cover) by @bobreza of Indonesia

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@bobreza shares a song that feels like a breath of fresh air. It is a gratitude expression, which is especially meaningful following the recent passage of this man's dad. I wish for this musician to feel peace and joy today, and may he always be blessed by his father's love. Song by Papi of Indonesia.

Thanks for sharing the song my brother @bobreza... And please accept my condolences, your Father will always be missed... —@ipul27

Greatest Love of All (Cover) by @benii of Nigeria

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@benii carries a song with a message for all of us artists: Everyone possesses the power to be confident and express themselves. All ages, all nations, all walks of life have two ears to listen and a mouth to speak, so let's all sing! I am so impressed with the way this musician conducts herself, bringing a high vibration through her terrific singing. Song by Whitney Houston of U.S.A.


⭐ Acknowledgements

Today's weekly update showcases a small selection of songs that stand out to me personally. Numerous other songs can be explored and enjoyed, beyond this list of newcomers and gems. My intention is to acknowledge the excellent artistry, the supportive community involvement, and above all else: global harmony—this is what our community stands for.

Behind the scenes, Hive Open Mic moderators devote many hours each week to listening, commenting, curating, and creating for this community. The moderation task is a big undertaking, and I'm thankful to @mipiano and @jesuslnrs for their active involvement. Additional thanks goes to the OCD Community Incubation Program, who rewards our musicians with generous upvotes.

I am grateful to each of the musicians who expressed themselves this week through the Hive Open Mic community. It is beautiful to witness the connections we create through the songs we carry and share. I believe the entire world benefits through the harmony that music gives to us. I appreciate the listeners among us, supporting the musicians, through claps, finger snaps, comments, and upvotes. Thank you.

🌞 Invitation


Hive Open Mic - Week 76 is underway now.

This week's invitation is: “Passion.”


Join in. Enjoy!

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