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L.A BASED ARTIST DE’ANZA RELEASES HER DEBUT VIDEO/SINGLE “DESPERTAR” AS A SNEAK PEEK OF HER UPCOMING EP.

LOS ANGELES – Urban folk artist De’Anza releases her debut video/single, Despertar, for all those Latin Alternative music fans who are on the lookout for fresh and upcoming artists. “Despertar,” is a sneak peek of her debut EP (extended play), scheduled for release in March 2015.

De’Anza Paredes is a singer-songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico, who relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue her passion for music. She studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, where she earned a degree in music and vocal performance.

The Despertar track fuses her vihuela, a five-stringed Mexican folk instrument, and combines it with eclectic, vibrant electronic beats and reggae riffs. The song also grooves with a catchy melodic hook, followed by hip-hop influenced verses that undulate between a velvet and breathy whisper.

“A hypnotic and catchy tune thanks to a few select plucks and strokes on a vihuela, some beats, and, yes, that magical voice.” -Afroxander (Remezcla)

The video, in collaboration with Ecuadorian artist Jorge Espinosa M., lends a visual backdrop and explores the perception of reality.

De’Anza represents a generation of U.S. Latin Alternative artists who live and create art with a bicultural approach for a bicultural audience. Her grandmother migrated to the United States from Mexico, which in return exposed De’Anza to a wide range of Mexican and Latino folk music.

Also, influenced by soul, jazz, reggae, R&B and hip-hop this vibrant artist projects an honest interpretation of a young woman who lives in the hyphen between Mexican and American.

“Amazing work with a fantastic voice and arrangements capable of creating a wake-induced, lucid dream.” –JC Cuevas, L.A. Radio Personality (MaxRadio.FM)

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