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Amalia Mondragón is a fronteriza vocalist born in East Los Angeles and raised in the farmlands of La Union, New Mexico. Amalia grew up singing and began playing the clarinet at the age of 12. Her singing experience expanded during her high school years through the mariachi program. She participated in Drum Corps International and marched with Denver Colorado’s Blue knights, as a trumpet player from ages 19-21. Thereafter, Amalia relocated to El Paso and began singing and playing in the local music scene, of both sides of the border, where she participated in diverse genre’s ranging from corridos, cumbias, klezmer, balkan , hip hop, jazz, soul, R&B, blues, pop, classical, gospel, Arabic, world music ensembles, among others
From 2014 -2016, she partook in the Mexicano indie pop music scene with songwriting, band building, and performing as a lead vocalist, in Grammy nominated The Chamanas. Her unique fronteriza style became a staple for the band and as a result were nominated for the Latin Grammy.
Amalia has collaborated with big artists such as Luis Humberto Navejas Enjambre, Los Angeles Negros, Adrian Quesada, and Intocable. She has participated in music festivals such as the Vive Latino, SXSW, Guadalupe Valley Music festival, The Latin Alternative Music Conference, El Imperial, Plaza Condessa, The 9:30, Austin City Limits, among many others.
Amalia has also shared the stage with Los Angeles Negros, Beach House, Intocable, Devendra Banhart, Supaman, Orkesta Mendoza, Mexican Institute of Sound, La Santa Cecilia, among many other amazing artists.
She is currently performing as an independent solo artist, while in the process completing her upcoming new album “De Aqui y Del Over There.” The album consists of a mélange of different genre’s that vary from cumbia, jazz, soul, Tex-Mex, spaghetti western, psychodelia, and exotica among others. Amalia has coined this sub genre Cumbia RANCHOCO. For this album, titled, “POCHX No. 9” she is working in collaboration with Toy Selectah from Monterry and Adrian Quesada from Austin Texas. This exciting new works will be available in 2019.
Tereso Perfecto Contreras is a, 23 year old, Fronterizo vocalist born and raised in the farmlands of La Union NM.. He grew up influenced by rancheras, corridos, oldies, and popular music and has recently decided to pursue a musical career, pushed by his cousin Amalia Mondragón. He is in the midst of creating his new original works which will be in collaboration with Amalia Mondragón.