Natalia Lafourcade To Release ‘Musas Vol. 2’ and Embark in Her Most Extensive U.S. Tour

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Natalia Lafourcade‘s journey through Latin American folk musical traditions continues. Lafourcade has announced the February 9th release of the second volume of her album ‘Musas: Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos.’

The new single “Danza de Gardenias” is a rhythmic Cuban son that deftly brings together the old and new. It features such acoustic instruments as the contrabass, bongos, congas, the Cuban tres guitar, the Venezuelan cuatro guitar, clarinet and trumpet. It also includes backing vocals from El David Aguilar, Gustavo Guerrero, Adriana Rodríguez, Roger Hudson, Toño “El Negro” Peregrino and the Colombian female quintet Ventino. All these elements combine to give this song its rhythm and passion.

“Danza de Gardenias” was co-written by Natalia and El David Aguilar with lyrics that are both introspective and joyful, incorporating poetic imagery that describe a breakup. Its bittersweet tone slowly turns into a happy tribute to lost love. “This song is an offering of gratitude to the cycle of love,” Natalia explains. “It’s a grand celebration of a moment and a stage of one’s life that was shared with a loved one who you want to thank. It contains elements of freedom, joy and detachment.”

The first volume of “Musas” won two Latin GRAMMYs last fall for “Best Folk Album” and “Best Long-Form Music Video.” Rolling Stone spotlighted her performance at the awards show, saying “Natalia Lafourcade is one of those delightful anomalies who has her feet planted on both the mainstream and alternative landscapes of Latin music… The Mexican singer appeared onstage evoking a Thirties-era Frida-like figure: colorful, confident and charmingly fierce.”

 

Musas Vol. 2‘ features a collection of 13 tracks, including original songs by Natalia as well as reinterpretations of renowned songwriters such as Atahualpa Yupanqui, Simón Díaz andMargarita Lecuona. The album’s featured collaborators are Los Macorinos (Juan Carlos Allende y Miguel Peña), an acoustic duo and frequent collaborator with Chavela Vargas.

After the album ‘Hasta La Raiz,’ I became more conscious of the need to explore our past and our essence through the songs and stories that are proudly hidden between words, chords and melodies,” Lafourcade says. “‘Musas’ is a record we made with the purpose of recovering hidden and forgotten treasures. It is an homage to Latin American folklore in the hands of Los Macorinos.”

Musas: Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos
(Vol. 2 TRACKLIST)

1. Danza de Gardenias (Natalia Lafourcade & David Aguilar Dorantes)
2. Alma Mía (María Grever)
3. Hoy Mi Día Uno (Natalia Lafourcade)
4. Tus Ojitos (Vals de la Guardia Vieja)
5. Duerme Negrito (Traditional)
6. Luz de Luna (Álvaro Carrillo)
7. Derecho de Nacimiento (Natalia Lafourcade)
8. Eclipse (Margarita Lecuona)
9. La Llorona (Traditional)
10. Desdeñosa (feat. Omara Portuondo & Eugenia León) (Benigno Lara Foster)
11. Te Sigo (Óscar Avilés)
12. Humanidad (Alberto Domínguez)
13. Gavota (Manuel María Ponce)

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
March 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 2 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 5 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 6 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
May 9 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
May 11 – Pharr, TX – Pharr Events Center
May 12 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Arena
May 14 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
May 15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
May 16 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
May 17 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
May 20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel
May 25 – Escondido, CA – California Center For The Arts
May 26 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Music Festival
May 27 – Orange, CA – Chapman University
June 1 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
June 2 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune

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