‘On Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street, merchants remember a little girl singing Spanish-language boleros for tourists who sometimes would drop spare change in a hat nearby.’ La Marisoul was born Eva Marisol Hernandez in DTLA (downtown LA), the diverse and vibrant heart of Los Angeles. Growing up part time in Mexico and the United States created the duality of American pop culture and the roots of traditional folkloric music, which helped shaped her musical sensibility. “That’s the root of what I sing—traditional boleros and rancheras I learned from the musicians that played at restaurants on Olvera Street. They taught me how to sing loud and pass the basket around.” In 2007, La Marisoul became the lead singer for the group; La Santa Cecilia (named after the Patron Saint of musicians). La Santa Cecilia have performed at just about every type of venue from rock clubs to festivals in the US and Mexico. In 2014 La Santa Cecilia won the Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album for their album ‘Treinta Dias’ (Universal Music). In 2017 they were nominated in the same category for their album ‘Buenaventura ‘(Universal Music) and in 2018 for ‘Amar Y Vivir’ (Universal Music. La Marisoul also performs solo and has made acting appearances in; The Bridge (2013), Artbound Presents: Studio A (2013) and Mavericks (2015). She was featured as a guest performer on Pepe Aguilar’s MTV Unplugged, which turned out to be the first Unplugged by a Ranchero artist.
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