Today we continue our Women’s History Month celebration with a special playlist curated by Catalina, a Chilean-born songstress bringing her own fresh and inspiring voice to the music scene one fierce song at a time. Having curated a playlist for Musical Notes Global’s celebration last year, this year she switches gears and focuses on her favorites from some of her fellow Latina singers, songwriters, and musicians. Check out her thoughts + listen to the full playlist below!
Hey MNG readers! I am back for another year of women in music, but for 2019 I wanted to focus on the leading ladies of the Latin American music scene. I've noticed that the longer I live outside of my home country (Chile), it brings me closer to my heritage and culture. Growing up, I listened to a steady diet of music in English with some Spanish songs here and there. A few years back I decided to change and balance that out. Latin women have always been involved in the music scene, but we are finally gaining more traction and the well-lit platform we deserve.
First and foremost, I've included music from fellow Chilean artists: Mon Laferte, Francisca Valenzuela, Javiera Mena and Ana Tijoux. They are representing our country in various different forms of genre.
I also sneaked in my latest obsession for ROSALÍA and Natalia Lafourcade–I just love them, their writing, their production, their concepts, their all.
Jessie Reyez, Jessica Hernandez and Alynda Segarra (front-woman of Hurray For The Riff Raff) pay homage to their Latin American roots although born and raised in the Canada/US. Seeing as I've primarily sung in English, I can relate to them and how they are infusing their bilingual musical identities.
Of course, I couldn't forget the staples by Celia Cruz and Shakira from my youth. Brings me back to family gatherings or moving my hips with a hairbrush in hand, in front of my bathroom mirror.
And I also added some fresh new finds that worked their way into my ears in the past few months that I now love–La Santa Cecilia (Marisol "La Marisoul" Hernandez), Ximena Sariñana, Carla Morrison, Bomba Estéreo, La Garfield and Monsieur Periné (Catalina García).
There you have it. Mis Latinas Con Power!