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Jenny and the Mexicats, multicultural rising stars

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado

The band Jenny and the Mexicats performed during the San Miguel Sound Festival. Jenny stated that she was eager to play here and announced that on her new CD there will be all kinds of rhythms, including guapango, country, reggae, and lots of trumpets.

The group’s first album, entitled Jenny and the Mexicats, tells a story from start to finish, according to the members of the band. The album opens with the single “Verde más allá” (Green Beyond), which was sung by the audience while the band was on stage April 4, at the Plaza de Toros, during the opening of the San Miguel Sound Festival. From a minimally decorated stage, and the microphone stand adorned with sunflowers, the band sang other hits such as “Me voy a ir” (I’m Going to Leave) which conquered the audience.

The singer told Atención, “I was living in San Miguel a year and a half ago and I always wanted to perform here, but the moment never came. Now I am very happy to do it.” The singer said that she and the members of the band—two Spanish and one Mexican—love making music and are currently promoting their next album. Jenny mentioned that their upcoming material will include collaborations with other singers and will be released on June 6. “We are mixing crazy sounds and we love it; we have found our own style without looking for it,” she said.

Jenny and the Mexicats is a multicultural band that has been on the music scene since 2008. They love music and working together has been easy, said Jenny, who added that they are not afraid of success.

The artists commented that the video for the song “Flor” was filmed in Mexico City in just one day. In the video an actress portraying Frida Kahlo appears, painting a self-portrait in the historic center. It also shows the chaotic traffic of the city and the people. Part of the video was filmed in Xochimilco, the famous series of canals known for its trajineras (boats decorated with flowers). The video can be seen on YouTube.


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