Tijuana's Daughter: Guest DJ Ceci Bastida : Alt.Latino The prolific musician joins Alt.Latino to discuss her life and times with Tijuana No! and Julieta Venegas, as well as her solo career.
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Tijuana's Daughter: Guest DJ Ceci Bastida

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Tijuana's Daughter: Guest DJ Ceci Bastida

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Faithful listeners of Alt.Latino will recognize Ceci Bastida her unique musical style. The Mexican singer became famous in the ska-punk band Tijuana No! She then joined pop icon Julieta Venegas, and in recent years has embarked on a stellar solo career. Bastida, who combines elements of nortena with pop and funk, hits a sweet spot: Her music is deceivingly danceable, fun and bubblegum, but also profound. Bastida often writes about her own experiences as a Mexican woman living in the U.S., as well as motherhood and even works of literature.

I was recently in Los Angeles on assignment and was excited to have Bastida invite me into her house. We spent the afternoon discussing music, Mexico and much more. (There may or may not have been mezcal involved.) So tune in, and as always let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Tijuana No!

  • Song: Spanish Bombs
  • from Rock Latino
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Rock Latino
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Tijuana No
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SME U.S. Latin
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2012

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Rocío Dúrcal

  • Song: Estas Tan Dentro de Mi
  • from Canta a Juan Gabriel
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Canta a Juan Gabriel
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Canta a Juan Gabriel
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Rocío Dúrcal
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BMG
Released
1980

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General Public

  • Song: Hot You're Cool
  • from All the Rage
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All the Rage
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All the Rage
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General Public
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A&M Records
Released
1984

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The Clash

  • Song: London Calling
  • from London Calling (25th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
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Tijuana No!

  • Song: Pobre De Tí
  • from Contra-Revolucion Avenue
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Tijuana No!

  • Song: Cowboys Asesinos
  • from No
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Julieta Venegas

  • Song: Algún Día
  • from MTV Unplugged
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MTV Unplugged
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Ceci Bastida

  • Song: No Te Digan Que No
  • from Veo La Marea
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Veo La Marea
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Ceci Bastida
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  • Song: Have You Heard (Feat. Rye Rye)
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Ceci Bastida

  • Song: Cuando Te Tenga
  • from Le Edad De Violencia
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