18 Kasım 2009 Çarşamba

Guadalupe Pineda, Historia de un amor

Talking about Guadalupe Pineda is to talk of a voice and a style that have marked the musical scene in Mexico and Latin America.

She’s been worthy of innumerable recognitions, awards and special mentions from the critics. Guadalupe Pineda have proved through 30 years of career that quality and purity of music are not opposite to the popular approval.

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Guadalupe moved to Mexico City where she got her roots since an early age. After studying Sociology at the faculty of Politic Sciences (UNAM), started a career as singer in small forums, “peñas” and coffee shops.

Not too much people knows that before starting to sing, Guadalupe had experience at different works as a real estate seller, apprentice of mechanics and guitar teacher. Her first opportunity came in 1974 singing Latin American and Jewish folkloric songs. In that period she formed 2 groups: “La Propuesta” and “Sanampay”, with this second one she recorded 3 discs and showcased for first time at the United States.

In 1980 recorded an album with Carlos Diaz “Caito” and in 1981 she formally did start a solo artist career.

She took her voice to many civic squares, correctional buildings, mental health houses, reformatories, offices and parks until in 1984, 10 years later of hard work, she recorded the track “Yolanda”, also known as “Te Amo” (duet with Pablo Milanés), which conquered the heart of all Mexico. Only in our country the sales of the album reached million and a half copies.

Her voice has transcended Mexican frontiers, she has been included in national and foreigner movies ("Campanas Rojas", México-Soviétic coproduction, Director Sergei Bondarchuk, "La Finestra di Fronte", talian production, Director Ferzan Ozpetek, "Monjas Coronadas", mexican production, Director Paul Leduc, entre otras). She is the only mexican that has plubilshed a song in the Buddha Bar Collection (Buddha Bar France 2002 Vol. 4) and also in the italian collection "Monte Carlo 04/CD Amor".

Her albums have been edited in countries as far as Japan and had been presented on stage around the world (United States, Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Center and South America).

There have been also shows at some of the more important and recognized forums in México, like “El Palacio de Bellas Artes”, “Sala Nezahualcóyotl”, “Teatro de la Ciudad de México” (which was reestablished in1985), “el Teatro Degollado”, “el Teatro de Juarez”, and forums of the “Cervantino” festival, as well in the most representative civic square of the country, the “Zócalo de la Ciudad de México”. All these places have been witnesses of the art of Guadalupe and the love from her public.

Recently she's taken her show to the Harris Theater in Chicago, USA, Santa Bárbara, C.A., Torreón, Coah., San José de los Cabos, B.C.S., Cancún, Q.R., among many other cities where she's been received by her audience with great enthusiasm. Her new album "Francia con Sabor Latino", is singed in french and it is a demonstration of Guadalupe's constant evolution, and that she is reinventing herself for her audience.

Now a days, Guadalupe Pineda has a discography of 25 albums, latest 7 produced by herself as an independent artist. With more than 4 million copies sold, she has received several Gold and Platinum certifications, including a Double Platinum certification for her work "Arias de Ópera" (2004).


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