For many, music is a pathway to something new — a way of finding and learning more about oneself. This is no different for Mexican-born singer, songwriter, and performer, Mariangela. The singer, who’s from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, with a jarocho background and has lived in Texas for most of her life, pulls inspiration from the world around her to create music that stems from a place of raw, unfiltered truth. Growing up Mariangela was surrounded by a myriad of musical influences from both Latin and Anglo acts due to the love for music that her parents instilled in her.
Despite being surrounded by the popular alternative music of Monterrey, she was able to grow up with the musically rich sounds of Veracruz (where her father was born). Because of these many influences, she was able to immerse herself in several different genres like folk, classic/grunge rock, pop, Mexican folklore, boleros, country, indie music and even regional Mexican. This in mind, Mariangela gravitated to artists and bands like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Natalia Lafourcade, Stevie Nicks, Mazzy Star, Natalia Jiménez, Pink Floyd, and Pearl Jam.
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