Music Monday: The Chamanas ‘Alas de Hielo’

Cultura en Austin wants you to kick off Mondays in style. We present a blog feature called Music Monday, where we highlight new or recent Latin alternative music videos from artists who should be on your radar. We’ll showcase Austin-based musicians as well as national and international artists.

Photo contributed by Cookman/ Nacional Records
Photo contributed by Cookman/ Nacional Records

Artist: The Chamanas

Drawing musical influences from 1970s Mexican pop and modern indie music, The Chamanas, call the border region of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez home. They recently captured the national spotlight with their cover of Portugal. The Man’s song “Purple, Yellow, Red, and Blue.”

The Chamanas are South by Southwest alums, and are also on this year’s SXSW schedule. During an interview with Fusion Magazine, the group credited Austin’s David Garza with motivating the band members to launch the group.

Song: “Alas de Hielo” Album: “Once Once”

The Chamanas released their debut album “Once Once,” last fall and are working with Nacional Records, which boasts a growing list of high-profile Latin alternative artists such as Kinky and Los Amigos Invisibles.

If you’re a Austin-based Latin music band and are releasing a new video, let me know at nflores@statesman.com.

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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