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8 Latinas Performing at Coachella Festival 2019

Tomasa del Real

The Coachella Festival runs for two weekends and it’s a blend of fun, food, and talented musicians to fuel your day and night. Each year big name headliners along with up-and-coming musicians grace the stage. This year’s Coachella festival has a fantastic line up of Latinx and Hispanic performers including some mujeres that you’ll be hearing about long after the festival ends. (Check out the full list here).

Here are the dope mujeres you need to know:

1. Hurray for the Riff Raff

  • Genre: Pop/ Indie Rock
  • Where are they from: Bronx, NY
  • The flag they’re repping: Puerto Rico
  • Fun Fact: Alynda Lee Segarra, the lead singer, left home at the age of seventeen. She went on to spend some time hopping trains across America before she wound up in New Orleans. During that time, Segarra became more in touch with her Latinx roots, and her music highlights the social issues facing Puerto Rico.

2. Tomasa Del Real

  • Genre: Reggaeton
  • Where they are from: Iquique, Chile
  • The flag they’re repping: Chile
  • Fun fact: Valeria Cisternas, is affectionately referred to as “La Reina del Neoperreo”, a social media inspired offshoot of Raggaeton. In addition to being a musician and composer, Cisternas is also a tattoo artist who previously toured Latin America tattooing and performing at parties. She closed her shop in 2015 to focus on her music career full time.

3. Las Robertas

  • Genre: Pop/ Indie Rock
  • Where are they from: San José, Costa Rica
  • The flag they’re repping: Costa Rica
  • Fun fact: Las Robertas is a band comprised of Mercedes Oller, Monserrat Vargas, and Franco, also known as Ana M. Valenciano. The group hails from Costa Rica creating most of their music in English. Las Robertas have become known for their California flower power vibes and globally performing at music festivals. They continuously aim to challenge machismo culture in Costa Rica through their music.

4. Mon Laferte

  • Genre: Latin, Pop / Rock
  • Where are they from: Viña del Mar, Chile
  • The flag they’re repping: Chile
  • Fun Fact: Mon Laferte was born Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte in Chile. She began playing guitar at just ten years old. Laferte then entered a musical conservatory at thirteen. Additionally, she is a thyroid cancer survivor and has produced multiple albums since.

5. Rico Nasty

  • Genre: Rap / Hip-hop
  • Where are they from: Largo, Maryland
  • The flag they’re repping: Puerto Rico
  • Fun Fact: Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly’s stage name stems from being Puerto Rican. She is Afro-Boricua. After giving birth to her son at 18 she decided to pursue music as her full-time career. She describes her music as “sugar trap,” blending a unique variety of sounds and fusing them into hip-hop.

6. Rosalía

  • Genre: Contemporary Flamenco / International
  • Where are they from: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain
  • What flag they’re repping: Spain
  • Fun Fact: Rosalía Vila has been fascinated by flamenco since childhood. She blends flamenco into a fusion of traditional and modern pop music doing collaborations with artists like Spanish trap artist C. Tangana, flamenco singer Rocío Márquez, and Latin pop star J Balvin.

7. Sabrina Claudio

  • Genre: R&B
  • Where are they from: Miami, Florida
  • Flag they’re repping: Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • Fun Fact: Sabrina Claudio is a singer and songwriter who began her career on the internet, releasing covers on YouTube and Twitter before moving to Los Angeles to focus on launching her career. Her music is a soulful and deep blend inspired by artists like Mariah Carey.

8. Javiera Mena

  • Genre: Pop/ Indie Rock
  • Where are they from: Santiago, Chile
  • The flag they’re repping: Chile
  • Fun Fact: Javiera Mena’s synth pop music is meant to be introspective and reflective of people in her life. She identifies as a lesbian and has spokenon the importance of empowering other women, working together rather than being in competition.

You can listen to the full lineup of the LatinX artists at Coachella 2019 below.

Joy Valerie Carrera is a contributor to LatinX.com. She is a digital operations strategist, the host of Basic Brown Nerds podcast, and has been to 26 countries so far. As a lover of all things tech, travel, and social impact business – she aims to leverage technology to empower our communities. You can follow her journey on Instagram @JoyValeriee .

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Joy Valerie Carrera is a contributor to LatinX.com. She is a digital operations strategist, the host of Basic Brown Nerds podcast, and has been to 26 countries so far. As a lover of all things tech, travel, and social impact business - she aims to leverage technology to empower our communities. You can follow her journey on Instagram

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