Mare Advertencia Lirika

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Background information
BornOaxaca, Mexico
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
Years active2003–Present
Associated actsAdvertencia Lirika,

Mare Advertencia Lirika, better known as Mare, was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. She is a Zapoteca. She found an escape through poetry as she would write and question her surroundings.


Mare became involved in the hip-hop community and eventually became part of OCG crew as a rapper and singer. OCG eventually branched out and Advertencia Lirika was formed, the only female group of its kind in Oaxaca. In 2012, Mare teamed up with Simon Sedillo to create a documentary focusing on her musical career and aspirations as well as her life experiences and beliefs. Mare currently focuses on her solo career and continues singing and making music.


Mare first became involved with hip hop in 2003, when she joined the group OCG. OCG branched out and some of its members decided to form collective project called Advertencia Lirika. This group formed in 2004, its members were Luna, Itza and Mare, they spread their music in local and national events. Advertencia Lirika is the first and only group of female rappers, in the state of Oaxaca, even until the present. In 2007 they released their first CD titled '3 Reinas' (3 Queens). They continued their collective work until 2009, when the group decided to break up and follow individual careers. Mare has since gone solo and focuses on her independent career though she remains committed to working in collectives and promoting the work and music of women. In 2010 she released her first EP as a soloist ‘Que mujer!’ a collection of seven songs about everyday life that focus on the injustices of her people and her gender. In 2010 she was involved in a compilation "Salir A Las Calles" with the purpose of disseminating the current situation of political prisoners in her country.


  • 3 Reinas (2007)
  • Mujer de Maíz (2008)
  • Qué Mujer (2010)
  • Experimental Prole (2013)
  • SiempreViva (2016)

Collective work[edit]

Mare has been involved with various organizations. Mare incorporates her music into many of the projects she has been involved with. For example, her work with “Salir a las Calles” brings awareness to the political and social injustices in her country. She also spreads her message through songs like “Hasta Que el Último Salga”in which she shows her contempt for prison injustices and land disputes. In 2009 she became part of the campaign "Justice for Oaxaca! Punishment of the Murderers of Lorenzo San Pablo Cervantes" which seeks justice for the death of Lorenzo Cervantez who was called by paramilitaries and white guards under the rule of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.

Cuando Una Mujer Avanza (Film)[edit]

Cuando Una Mujer Avanza or “When a Woman Steps Forward” is one documentary film of a series produced by Manuvuelto, a community based media production whose efforts emphasize that of immigrant and indigenous communities. The documentary focuses on “Mare” a young, indigenous, hip-hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. Throughout the documentary, Mare revisits her life as a native Zapotec woman and uses her unique experiences to share with others her perspective and insight on music, community, identity and gender. It is a portrait of her life, and by implication, it tells the story of many women in Oaxaca constricted by institutionalized sexism but discovering empowerment through hip-hop’s global market for social justice. Mare embrace’s the world of hip hop and through her lyrics tries to empower and open the minds of people to strive for social justice.

In 2012, after the completion of the film, she and its activist filmmaker, Simon Sedillo, toured the United States to promote the film.


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