My boy, TOMMI BENDERS introduced me to this artist, AMANDITITITA!
It’s really catchy, feel-good, Pop Cumbia and man it’s ok. Yes, it is quite commercial, light, fluffy and throw-away but sometimes that doesn’t do any harm and I think it’s worth posting to show yet another aspect to the Cumbia craze. Most of the tracks do sound the same though man.
She’s like Mexico’s equivalent to the UK’s Lily Allen. I’m really not sure what our Mexican friends are gonna say about this post cause for all I know they might be hating on us for posting this!
Here’s what Wiki says about her:
Amandititita is a Mexican writer and singer of cumbia. Born Amanda Lalena Escalante Pimentel, in 1980 in Mexico DF, she is the daughter of the late Rodrigo Gonzalez, a noted musician and poet who was killed in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
She came to public attention in 2007 as a performer of what she called ‘AnarCumbia’, a style said to be entirely urban and a blend of rock, reggae, rap, and traditional Mexican cumbia. From this, she has become known as the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of AnarCumbia’ and claims her main inspiration to be Guillermo Fadanelli.
The release of her second album has been announced for October 27, 2009; “La Descarada” with songs of a similar style.
Here’s a couple of tracks for you to check her out and also a vid below.