La Santa Cecilia: Singer Marisol Returns To Her Roots

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Although the EP Noches Y Citas came out late last year, we haven't gotten a chance to discuss La Santa Cecilia's stunning video for the track "La Negra."

The Los Angeles band rocks a norteño look with rural blue jeans, boots and big belt buckles. They are all quite accomplished musicians who can expertly drop in elements of jazz, cumbia, rock and folklorico within the same song.

I was immediately taken by lead singer Marisol's deep voice. It sounds as if she was born to sing in the mariachi style made famous by Mexican ranchera singers like Lola Beltran or Lucha Villa.

In this People en Español article Marisol explains that she took to singing Mexican music at a very early age, accompanying her musician grandfather at the Olvera Street market in Los Angeles. Which explains the band's new video wandering the stalls of the historic district.

Check out the video and be warned: Your hips will be swaying as soon as the accordion starts rockin' that cumbia!



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La Santa Cecilia: Marisol Vuelve A Sus Raíces

Aunque su nuevo EP Noches Y Citas fue lanzado a fines del 2010, aun no hemos tenido oportunidad de hablar sobre el el bello video para la canción "La Negra" de La Santa Cecilia.

En una sola canción, esta talentosa agrupación originaria de Los Angeles ha logrado una impecable mezcla de jazz, cumbia, rock y folklore.

Inmediatamente quedé prendado de la voz profunda de Marisol, la cantante líder de la agrupación. Suena como si hubiese nacido para cantar el estilo mariachi hecho famoso por cantantes de ranchera como Lola Beltran o Lucha Villa.

En este articulo de People En Español, Marisol explica que comenzó a cantar música mexicana a una temprana edad, cuando acompañaba a su abuelo al mercado de la calle Olvera en Los Angeles. Como tributo, el nuevo video de la banda los muestra paseando por los puestos de ese distrito histórico. Aquí se los paso:




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