The Chamanas

 

The Chamanas is a band composed of Manuel Calderon (Bass), Hector Carreon (Guitars), Paulina Reza (Vocal), and Alejandro Bustillos (Drums). The Fronterizo Indie pop fusion ensemble utilizes a unique combination of various styles and genres ranging from traditional Mexican folklore, Pop, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Indie, Danzon, among other obscure and synthetic sounds. The Chamanas is able to create a musical connection between two countries. The border between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua has given birth to this band, who represent the culture of this metropolitan border and transmits it through their music. One of the band's most important moments took place May 5, 2015 when Portugal. The Man released the spanish cover of "Purple Yellow Red & Blue"

The Chamanas joined the independent record labels, Casete Mexico and Nacional Records, in the beginning of 2015 and later released their first EP, named Fronterizo. Following their successful debut, The Chamanas launched three music videos and, in late August 2015, their first album, Once Once, which was recorded at the legendary studio Sonic Ranch. "Once Once" also won Best Pop Album at the Independent Music Awards (IMAS) in Mexico. The Chamanas was able to open up for well renowned major label bands such as Zoe, Vetusta Morla, Enjambre, Jarabe de Palo, Nina Diaz among others.The Chamanas were nominated as Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys 2016

In their career, they have been in high-profile festivals such as LAMC (NY), Vive Latino (CD.MX.), SXSW (Austin, TX), JRZ Music Fest (Juarez) and ALMAX (Colombia) and collaborated with bands such as Portugal The Man, Beach House, Odesza, Enjambre, Dave Sytek from TV On The Radio, to mention a few.

Once Once Deluxe included three new songs called "Murio La Flor", "Ramas" and "Neblina" featuring Los Angeles Negros

Meaning

The name of the band makes reference to the blend of cultures that takes place at a border region. "The" in English and "Chamanas" in Spanish is a made up "Pocho" name because of the way people can be fluent and can constantly speak both at the same time. The name also comes from the idea that music can change how people think and feel in very positive ways, like Music therapy. A "Shaman" or "Chaman" is a spiritual person that can cure with energy and natural medicine, and music has healing properties, making this the main reason the name was chosen.

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