Camila Moreno

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Camila Moreno
Camila Moreno at a concert in 2012
Camila Moreno at a concert in 2012
Background information
Birth nameCamila Moreno Elgart
Born (1985-07-08) July 8, 1985 (age 35) [1]
OriginChile
GenresFolk rock, Rock, Indie
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, accordion, charango, piano, cuatro venezolano
Years active2007 – present
Websitehttps://www.camila-moreno.com/

Camila Moreno (born July 8, 1985 in Santiago) is a Chilean rock and folk singer-songwriter.

Career[edit]

Between 2006 and 2008she is part of Caramelitus duo with Tomás Preuss.[2] The group duo composed pop electronical music and received good critics from specialized newspapers.[3]

She became famous after the release of her first album Almismotiempo ("At-the-same-time") in 2009. She was nominated the same year for a Latin Grammy in the Best Alternative Song category for her single "Millones". Her voice, folk style and lyrics have been regarded by many as continuing the legacy of Violeta Parra, widely considered to be the most influential Chilean folklorist. Moreno has been called the "Chilean revelation of organic rock"[4] by Petit Indie.

The album Mala Madre was offered for free on June 4, 2015. It was downloaded 73,500 times over the 24 hours that it was made available on her website, a record in her country. Moreno described the album as a tribute to the different women she admires such as Cecilia Vicuña, Violeta Parra and Gabriela Mistral.[5] In the 2016 edition of the Premios Pulsar; Moreno won the awards for Best Pop Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.[6] She is known for her visually creative music videos.[7]

In February 2019, she revives her duo Caramelitus with Tomás Preuss on the occasion of Womad festival.[2]

During 2019, she presents her new project, Pangea, which includes two new albums, several concerts and the release of a documentary (also named Pangea) directed by Alberto Hayden.[8][9]

During October and November 2019, during the social crisis, she participates in several improvised concerts and criticized the military repression.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of journalist and director Rodrigo Moreno.[12]

She gave birth to her son in 2017. In 2019 she revealed in an interview being in a relationship with a woman.[13]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2009 - Almismotiempo
  • 2010 - Opmeitomsimla
  • 2012 - Panal
  • 2015 - Mala madre
  • 2019 - Pangea
  • 2019 - Pangea (Vol. 2)

With Caramelitus[edit]

  • 2008 - El Otro Hábitat (EP)[14]

Bootlegs[edit]

  • 2011 - Partidas, melodías y una canción de cuna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Camila Moreno - Musicapopular.cl". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  2. ^ a b "Camila Moreno revive a su banda Caramelitus en festival Womad". Culto (in Spanish). 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  3. ^ "La cara B de Camila Moreno". CANCIONEROS.COM. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  4. ^ "CAMILA MORENO". Archived from the original on 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  5. ^ "T13 | Tele 13". www.t13.cl.
  6. ^ "Camila Moreno arrasó en los Premios Pulsar 2016".
  7. ^ "El amor a las hierbas salvajes Camila Moreno". Zona de Obras. February 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Camila Moreno libera su nuevo disco Pangea". Culto (in Spanish). 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  9. ^ "Camila Moreno da fin al proceso musical del proyecto artístico Pangea". www.theclinic.cl. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  10. ^ "[Vidéo] Au Chili, des chants de résistance font vibrer les rues de Santiago". Les Inrocks (in French). 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  11. ^ "Le chanteur chilien Nano Stern dédie un morceau à un étudiant blessé aux yeux par la police". Les Inrocks (in French). 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  12. ^ "Entrevista a Camila Moreno: "Me da vergüenza decir que vivo en Chile y que hay un presidente que se llama Piñera"". www.theclinic.cl. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  13. ^ "Camila Moreno: "Me enamoré de una mujer"". El Dínamo (in Spanish). 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  14. ^ "T13 | Tele 13". www.t13.cl.

External links[edit]

Media related to Camila Moreno at Wikimedia Commons