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Julieta Venegas Primer

by Monika Fabian

Julieta Venegas Primer

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With two decades as a performer -- two-thirds of that time as a solo artist -- and six studio albums under her belt, Mexican alt pop singer Julieta Venegas makes music look effortless. A consideration of even her earliest material -- including "Pobre de Ti," the hit she penned as a member of '90s ska-punk act Tijuana No!, and her 1997 solo debut, Aqui -- reveals a gifted multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter with raw, eclectic sensibilities. What's also striking about Venegas' music, beginning with the vintage cuts, is its influence on subsequent generations of alt Latin chanteuses. Singers like Francisca Valenzuela, Ximena Sariñana and Carla Morrison can thank Venegas for blazing an artier, bluesier path through pop. Get familiar with Julieta Venegas' best musical moments here.

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