May Outlook: Bolivia
By Duck Peters / sounds from here
seven years after Tree of Life, her debut solo album, the singer-songwriter from La Paz Mayra Gonzales is working on a new album for 2022, in this case an EP not yet titled that will be released at the end of the year.
As the first preview of that five-song work, Gonzales released in early May sunshine, a song with a fresh and modern proposal that flirts with R & B and electronic pop, moving away from the traditional sound of their first album. Composed by the soloist in collaboration with @Noni from Santa Cruz, the song was produced by Lacho, an Argentine musician based in the city of Santa Cruz. To accompany the launch, sunshine It has a video clip directed by Pablo Mattos and recorded in the Guembe biopark, one of the most important tourist attractions in the eastern capital. The EP of the singer now based in Santa Cruz de la Sierra will be presented on November 5 with a concert in the city of La Paz.
Maleja ― Strong Enough (single): At only 11 years old, Maria Alejandra Ardila, known by the stage name of Maleja, made her debut with a song of her own that has her singing in English, but with the intention of venturing into Spanish soon.
Aliss- I grew up (single): After making his debut making music in English, with a couple of EPs released in 2020 and several singles released in 2021, the young singer-songwriter from Cochabamba Aliss presents his first song in Spanish, the confessional and autobiographical I grew up.
Matamba ― Citizen (video/single): With a strong social message, Matamba presented the video of Citizen, an anti-discrimination theme, inspired by a recent event in which the musician was the protagonist. The clip was directed by Yenka Algarañaz Estevez and includes the participation of actors such as Sergio Mier, Oliver Montoya and Carolina Bessolo,
Raroneat's ― take charge (EP): The Cochabamba group released their fifth and last album, coinciding with their announced farewell that will have them visiting cities like Santa Cruz and La Paz, before a final presentation in their hometown on July 9. With four songs take charge is the successor of the celebrated children of the wind of 2020.
Between June 12 and July 10, the second version of the National Contest of Emerging Singer-Songwriters of Sounds from Here, with the participation of more than twenty soloists who were selected through an open call on social networks. It is worth remembering that in a successful first version, singer-songwriters such as Nico Peña, Mila Magal, Fer Villarroel, La Otra Minina and Mateo Cuiza, among others, stood out.
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