The Chamanas

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The Chamanas
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Background information
OriginJuarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas
Genresindie pop
Years active2013–present
LabelsLos Maxicos, Cosmica Artists,
Associated actsComanche Sound, Portugal. The Man, Odesza
Websitewww.thechamanas.com
Members

The Chamanas are a Mexican indie pop band.[1]

The band was started by Manuel Calderon,[2] Mitre Luis, and Christina Gurrola.[3] It later evolved to Hector Carreon, Paulina Reza, and Alejandro Bustillos. The group's music has Central and South American influences. The band's name combines English and Spanish terms,[4] and refers to Shamanism.

Career[edit]

The Chamanas signed with independent record labels, Casete Mexico and Nacional Records, in the beginning of 2015 and later released their first EP Fronterizo.[citation needed] Their first album, Once Once, which was recorded at Sonic Ranch, followed in August of the same year.[5] Once Once[6] won Best Pop Album at the Independent Music Awards (IMAS) in Mexico.[citation needed] The Chamanas opened for a number of bands such as Zoe, Vetusta Morla, Enjambre, Jarabe de Palo and Nina Diaz.

In 2016 The Chamanas were nominated as Best New Artist[7][8] at the Latin Grammys.[9] They have performed at festivals such as LAMC (NY), Vive Latino (CD.MX.), SXSW[10] (Austin, TX), JRZ Music Fest (Juarez) and ALMAX[11] (Colombia) and collaborated with bands including Portugal The Man,[12] Beach House,[13] Odesza, Enjambre, and Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio. A new version of their album, Once Once Deluxe, included three songs featuring Los Angeles Negros[14]

Discography[edit]

  • Dulce Mal[15] (Single 2014)
  • Regalo de Reyes[16] (Single 2014)
  • Te Juro Que Te Amo[17] (Single 2015)
  • Fronterizo EP[18] (2015)
  • Once Once[19] (2015)
  • Once Once Deluxe[20] (2016)
  • El Farol [21](Single 2017)
  • Feel It Still (Single 2017)

Videos/TV[edit]

The Chamanas has released several music videos including Portugal. The Man's huasteco version of Purple Yellow Red & Blue; Alas de Hierro[22] and Ramas[23] that were directed and produced by Autumn Leave Films; Dulce Mal, directed by Paco Ibarra' and Los Terricolas cover of Te Juro Que Te Amo,[24] which was made exclusively with cellphone cameras.

Their music has been used in HBO Latinoamerica's series "Sr. Ávila" that was filmed in Mexico City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  2. ^ "Manuel Calderón | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  3. ^ "Héctor Carreón | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  4. ^ "Latin Roots: The Chamanas". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  5. ^ "The Chamanas record album at Sonic Ranch". El Paso Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  6. ^ "Release "Once once" by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  7. ^ "The Chamanas | Rolling Stone México". rollingstone.com.mx (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  8. ^ "Meet 2016 Latin Grammys Best New Artist Nominees Esteman, Sophia Abrahão & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  9. ^ "17a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY". Latin GRAMMYs. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  10. ^ "The Chamanas". SXSW Schedule 2016 | SXSW 2016 Event Schedule. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  11. ^ Colombia, Rollingstone. "

    La guía RS a los estrenos de la semana (en español)

    "
    . Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  12. ^ "Portugal. The Man's "Purple Yellow Red & Blue" performed by The Chamanas". Portugal. The Man Official Website. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  13. ^ "2morrow! Kxt Presents Beach House, The Chamanas At The Bomb Factory". Time Out Dallas. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  14. ^ Cornejo, Diego (2016-07-08). "The Chamanas nos platica de Los Ángeles Negros y sus futuras sorpresas". Sopitas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  15. ^ "Release group "Dulce mal" by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  16. ^ "Release group "Regalo de reyes" by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  17. ^ "Release group "Te juro que te amo" by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  18. ^ "Release group 'Fronterizo' by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  19. ^ "Release 'Once once' by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  20. ^ "Release 'Once Once Deluxe' by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  21. ^ "Release group "El farol" by The Chamanas - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  22. ^ ""Alas de Hierro", el nuevo video de The Chamanas". Rolling Stone México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  23. ^ "Watch The Chamanas' New Music Video 'Ramas': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  24. ^ "The Chamanas: sonido fronterizo contemporáneo (Entrevistamos a estas oriundas de Cd. Ju...)". www.chilango.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-01-30.

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