Escucha "Que Calor" el nuevo single de Amalia Mondragon.
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, “Ranchoco”(Rancherx/cholx/conciente), Fronterizx, vocalist born in La Union, NM and raised in the farmlands of Janos, Chihuahua. At the age of 5, his parents separated and due to health complications, Tereso stayed with his Father in Janos where he was treated by traditional ancestral herbs; “Curanderismo” (traditional Mexicano ancestral herbal medicine).
Due to his health condition, his only option for an education was home-schooling where he developed a passion for world music, reading, singing, nature, and curanderismo. His interest in world music has heavily influenced his musical delivery. At the age of 20, he migrated to El Paso, TX to reconnect with his mother’s side of the family. His cousin, Amalia Mondragón, a Latin Grammy-nominated artist, began to manage his musical talents and is currently his songwriter. The sound Tereso Contreras has developed, is heavily influenced by classic Mexicano golden era artists, i.e. Pedro Infante, Agustin Lara, Chavela Vargas, Amalia Mendoza, Lucha Villa, Maria Felix, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Javier Solis to name a few and contains a world music, country, Tex-Mex, blues flair. He is currently developing and recording an album with Amalia Mondragón, Joel Osvaldo Borja, and Latin Grammy nominated producer, Juan De Dios.