Nancy Murillo, like her home city of Cali in Colombia (famous for its women, the 'calenas') is vibrant, warm, beautiful, full of energy.
After gaining a Master of Drama from Del Valle University, she very quickly discovered the essence of this profession: the pleasure of being on stage and communicating with the public. She made her first steps on stage with the Troupe Tecepal from Cali and then toured throughout Colombia with the Teatro Experimental of Cali. She was fascinated and galvanized by performing. But music attracted her more and more and salsa eventually triumphed over her love of theatre.
She joined the La Morada Dance School in Cali, eager to learn everything: singing, contemporary dance and ballet, as well as salsa and folk dancing. All those hours of dance rehearsals carved her the body of a goddess and forged her strong professional mentality. She chose her path. A future star was born.
Her first group, La Gaita, put her on the track to success and she quickly followed that by singing with the Grupo Bahia, a true institution in the region, before going to Bogotá, the capital of Colombia to accompany Azul Amazonas.
Her path seemed all mapped out, but love made her cross the Atlantic to Bordeaux in France. Even so, the passion for music did not abandon her and she joined the band Melting Pot a few months after her arrival. Her desire to perform on stage became stronger and stronger and Nancy decided to leave Bordeaux for Paris to try her luck. There she sang with Calentura, as well as with Azuquita y su Melao.
An important step in her career was meeting the Sombres Heros, a group of young Parisian musicians who play Cumbia (the traditional music of Colombia) and she happily became the singer of the band bringing a specific sparkle and sincerity to the compositions.
After "Tia Yova", an album "caliente" to dance on the rhythms of Colombian cumbia and salsa, Nancy Murillo released "Mujer Coraje" in 2010. This new album, recorded by her new band Pazifico, modernizes the Afro-Colombian musical traditions with jazz and funk.