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California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, California 92025
Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Natalia Lafourcade is one of the most influential emerging Latin artists in the last twenty years. Since the age of fourteen Lafourcade has been recording and releasing music that reflects her musical genius and youthful energy exciting fans and garnering her award after award.
Lafourcade was born in Mexico City, Mexico into a family of famed musicians and writers. She quickly began making her own music quickly found success under the tutelage of Loris Ceroni mixing pop with bossa nova, rock, and Latin rhythms giving Lafourcade the base for her unique sound.
Her first record produced Grammy nominations for Best Latin Pop Album and Best New Artist. Since 2004 Lafourcade has gone on to win eleven Grammy’s including Song of the Year for “Hasta la Raiz” at the 2015 Latin Grammy’s.
Lafourcade’s newest record, Musas, is filled with beautiful original melodies, and covers of classic songs from around the world. Lafourcade says recording Musas was a “life-changing” experience while others are calling it “an emotional and graceful homage to Latin American Music” (Billboard) and “soothing to the ear” (PASTE).
Lafourcade can most recently be heard on the official recording of hit song “Remember Me” from the Disney/PIXAR film Coco.
Natalia has won 9 Latin GRAMMY Awards and 1 GRAMMY Award throughout her career. She took home two Latin GRAMMYs this year and is nominated for her 2nd GRAMMY award for Best Latin Pop Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1). Most recent wins include:
2017 Latin GRAMMYs
Winner: Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)
Winner: Best Long Form Video for Musas, El Documental
2016 Latin GRAMMYs
Winner: Record Of the Year for Hasta La Raíz
Winner: Song of the Year, Hasta La Raíz
Winner: Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Natalia’s incredible NPR “Tiny Desk Concert.” Click here to watch the video!