Posts Tagged ‘Ely Guerra’

¿Viste? Las Corregidoras

September 19, 2009

Las Corregidoras

Las Corregidoras

Las Corregidoras (Amandititita, Aurora y La Academia, Cecilia Toussaint, Ely Guerra, Natalia Lafourcade, Regina Orozco and Susana Zabaleta) were on tour together in Mexico, sharing the same stage in a public transportation bus. Yes, they performed in a street bus that was fully decked out with the same lighting and sound that you’d get at one of their concerts. We’re mad we missed that bus, but their performances are now up on Las Corregidoras’ Youtube Channel. Here are some of our favorites:

Amandititita:

Ely Guerra

Natalia Lafourcade

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Ely Guerra Sings Ska

August 8, 2009

Ely Guerra shows a little hometown solidarity by singing a love song with Monterrey ska band, Inspector. You can find this skadorable track, “Noviembre,” in Inspector’s new self-titled album.

Inspector

Inspector

Now, I love Latino ska so much that I can admit that the genre lacks good singers. It’s okay because ska is not so much about vocals as it is about the quality of the music, the vibe, and the culture—and yes, about preserving those things. But this is why this collaboration works. Inspector lays out a nice traditional ska, while Ely gives the tune an emotional depth that makes Inspector’s music even more enjoyable to listen to. It worked for Mimi Maura, and here it works for Inspector and Ely.

Inspector featuring Ely Guerra–Noviembre (MP3)

Inspector with Ely Guerra–Noviembre (Track Video)

The Sweet, Not So Sour, and Hot Ely Guerra Spices Up Her New Album

July 11, 2009

Behind the closed doors of Mi Casa, we were discussing which Ely Guerra we like the most—the one from Lotofire or Sweet & Sour, Hot y Spicy. I personally prefer the latter—la rockera with an afro that can blow up speakers while delivering soft vocals and heart aching lyrics. Now we didn’t completely see eye to eye on this, but something we definitely agreed on was our excitement for Ely’s upcoming album.

Ely Guerra

Ely Guerra

While rocking out in Colombia’s Rock El Parque 2009, Ely talked with Shock.com and dropped a few names of artists we should expect to hear in her new album. The line up is quite impressive—Juanes, Meme (Cafe Tacuba), Gustavo Santolalla, Enrique Bunbury, and Alvaro Enrique (Los Tres). Ely also admits she’s toning down her punk look—as she nears 40—for something a bit more “calm.” Maybe we’ll get that calm and relaxed Ely in this new album. Who knows! But we surely can’t wait to hear. (Yes, like you, we’re in love with her).

Ely Guerra with Shock.com