Wendy Sulca

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Wendy Sulca
Wendy Sulca - Lima 2010 2.jpg
Wendy Sulca in Lima, January 2010
Background information
Birth name Wendy Sulca Quispe
Also known as La Pequeña Wendy (Little Wendy)
Born (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 17)
Origin Chiclayo, Lima, Peru
Genres Huayno, Andean
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Vocalist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 - present

Wendy Sulca Quispe (born April 22, 1996 in San Juan de Miraflores, Perú) is a Peruvian singer of Huayno music, who found fame thanks to YouTube, where her videos "La Tetita" ("The tittie"), "Cerveza, Cerveza" ("Beer, beer") and "Papito" ("Daddy") exceeded ten million hits.

Career

Her songs have been on TV and variety shows (such as El Francotirador with the Peruvian journalist Jaime Bayly in 2009). She appeared with the Puerto Rican group Calle 13 and had her song "Cerveza" remixed in a song with the same name with the Colombian rap group SA Finest, including the singer Jiggy Drama[1]

In April 2010 Sulca released the song "En tus Tierras Bailaré" (In your land I shall dance) with the "YouTube stars" Delfín Quishpe and La Tigresa del Oriente. The song received attention in Latin American media and got a one million hits in a few weeks.[2] and has been called a "Youtube We are the World" by Calle 13 singer Residente.[3]

She was invited to participate in the music video for the song "Pal' suelo con Quique Montenegro" by Dante Spinetta along with Calle 13, Andrés Calamaro y La Tigresa del Oriente.[4]

Wendy Sulca, in December 2010 has made the new video called, "Tetita Riquita" featuring Nicolas Forgues, a famous flute and piccolo player. The show was reviewed by the Colombian media because of the success.[5] On June 11 of 2011 Wendy Sulca performed her first tour to Chile playing in two discotheques, El Huevo in Valparaíso and Blondie in Santiago.[6][7]

In an interview with Rolling Stone (Argentina) Wendy Sulca has declared that she likes the music of Reik, Panda, Luis Fonsi and Lady Gaga.[8]

Critical reception

Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto has described the phenomena of Sulca and En tus Tierras Bailaré as an example of "the chaotic transformation of a culture that has always had an infinite and joyful capacity for self-invention. This not outsider but insider art of the deepest sort, forged in a hot-hot crucible, and it is we who stand on the outside, peering wistfully at the screen.".[9]

References

  1. ^ http://www.jiggydrama.com/ In S.A. Finest album "The Best of Bad Words (Vol.3)
  2. ^ Diario El Tiempo, Ecuador
  3. ^ Diario El comercio, Peru
  4. ^ Diario El comercio, Peru
  5. ^ El Tiempo, Colombia
  6. ^ Wendy Sulca: "Hay personas que saben valorar mi música". Emol.
  7. ^ Wendy Sulca Emol panoramas
  8. ^ Wendy Sulca: habla la estrellita de YouTube
  9. ^ What is that Monkey Doing Behind the Rowboat?, June 9, 2010, The New York Review of Books

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