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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Doors at 7:00 p.m.
Show at 8:00 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
LAREDO, TX – Latin Grammy and Grammy Award winner and Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade will perform for the first time on Saturday, May 12 at the Laredo Energy Arena inside Club Annex.
“Those who are familiar with the Pixar movie ‘Coco’, Natalia was a featured artist in the song ‘Remember Me,’” said Xavier Villalon, General Manager of the SMG - Managed Laredo Energy Arena. “Words cannot express how delighted we are that this Mexican artist and humanitarian will perform at the LEA for the first time!”
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Natalia Lafourcade is an innovative singer-songwriter whose voice and music live on the edge of pop, but maintain a distinct independence. Her music has roots in Latin America, yet contains elements of rock, jazz, pop, bossa nova and folk, drawing a major following in the Americas and beyond. Her work has been recognized with awards including ten LATIN GRAMMYs and one GRAMMY.
A few years ago, while Lafourcade was traveling Brazil, she felt a great nostalgia for her native Mexico and its folk music. When she finally returned home, she immediately called some friends for the kind of party that is ubiquitous in Latin America: lots of social drinking, lots of food and lots of guitars and singing. Classic folk songs were on the playlist and a good time was had by all.
Someone recorded the informal jam session and Lafourcade's management team heard the tapes in which they replied “This is your next record!"
That record, Musas: Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos, Vol. 1, was a commercial and critical hit in early 2017. The record name translates to ‘Muses, a tribute to Latin American folklore in the hands of Los Macorinos.’ It received two LATIN GRAMMYs for Best Folk Album and Best Long Form Music Video.
This album contains music by some of Natalia’s muses - Latin American composers Agustín Lara, Maria Grever, Violeta Parra, Margarita Lecuona, and Atahualpa Yupanqui - as well as original songs. Natalia also recorded a mariachi-style version one of her songs from the album, Mexicana Hermosa, with Carlos Rivera.
Other Recordings and recognition
Her debut solo album, Natalia Lafourcade (2002), topped the charts in Mexico and prompted a LATIN GRAMMY nomination for the 17-year-old in the category of Best New Artist. In 2005, she formed a band, La Forquetina, and with them recorded the album Casa, produced by Emanuel del Real (of Café Tacvba) and Aureo Baqueiro, this time receiving the LATIN GRAMMY for Best Rock Album. After parting with her band in 2006, she composed purely instrumental compositions for an EP, Las cuatro estaciones del amor (The Four Seasons of Love) (2006), collaborating with the National Youth Orchestra of Veracruz. For her following material, she returned to solo work, writing original pop songs for the album, HU HU HU (2009).
Natalia was featured on the 2011 album Travieso Carmesí, containing classic Mexican songs she had performed in concert with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Inspired by the experience, she created Mujer Divina - Homenaje a Agustín Lara (a tribute to Agustín Lara) (2013), adapting a selection of songs by this famous composer from Veracruz, some presented as solos and others in collaboration with Miguel Bosé, Vicentico, Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, Leonel García and other recording artists. The album won two LATIN GRAMMY awards: Best Alternative Album and Best Long Version Music Video. Two years later, her next album of original material, Hasta la raíz (To the Root), produced by Natalia, Cachorro López and Leonel García, enjoyed enormous popular and critical success, winning a GRAMMY in 2016 for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, and 5 LATIN GRAMMYs in 2015: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Alternative Album, Best Alternative Song, and Best Engineered Album.
Additional honors highlights
In addition to her Grammy awards, Natalia has received numerous recognitions for excellence, including MTV Latin Awards, an Indie-O award for musical production, recognitions from the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), as well as an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2016, honoring artists with extraordinary musical careers. In 2016-2017 she was invited to participate in the iconic PBS television program Austin City Limits in Texas, in special sessions for the Los Angeles radio station KCRW, and in a “Tiny Desk” session of National Public Radio.