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Andrea Echeverri

Andrea Echeverri is a Colombian rock/pop singer and guitarist, born in Bogota in 1965. She is the lead singer in Aterciopelados where she also plays the acoustic guitar. Echeverri has long captivated audiences with her potently melodic brand of feminism. In March 2005 her debut solo album "Andrea Echeverri" was released by Nacional Records, a label focused on promoting the best in Latin alternative music. Andrea is of Basque descent.

After the critical and commercial success of 2001's Gozo Poderoso, which landed Aterciopelados on the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Latin Albums Sales chart as well as a coveted appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Echeverri took time off for the birth of her first child Milagros, who has proven to be a new point of artistic inspiration. The result is the self-titled album Andrea Echeverri, her first solo release. The disc was produced by Hector Buitrago from Aterciopelados and mixed by Thom Russo , and also features a remix from Richard Blair (Sidestepper).

On "A Eme O", the album's upbeat first single, Echeverri sings Since you were born, I've become a better lover. Its as if you've unplugged my tubes. On the chill-out lullaby track "Baby Blues" (which was featured in the soundtrack for the film La mujer de mi hermano), she observes the bond between mother and daughter as Milagros cries late at night. "Some songs are written for Milagros, but they sound like they're written for a lover," said Andrea. Going ever further, she satirizes the highly sexualized lyrics of the Colombian genre called champeta, naming one of the albums tracks "Lactochampeta". It's kind of a joke, because it has explicit lyrics about lactating, muses Andrea.

Related websites

Andrea Echeverri

El Arte en Colombia

Interview with Andrea and People en Espanol

Article/Interview with Andrea about solo album

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