“Owner of a prodigious voice, indefatigable warrior and authentic.” Rocío Macías. 30-01-2004. La Crónica de hoy.
Composer, guitarplayer, singer and sociologist born in México City. With 20 years in the music scene she has participated in several bands as Follaje (Foliage), Entenados del Enjambre (Swarms’ stepsons) where Pato from Maldita Vecindad played the guitar, and Esquina Bajan (Get off Corner). Tere Estrada combines different musical styles as blues, rock, jazz and latin music. Her way of performing the guitar is closed to Bonnie Raitt, though her singing style is near to the great jazz singers. Concerning about her lyrics she descends directly from the “rupestres”, underground mexican folkie composers from the eighties. She talks about erotism, solitude, lack of communication, urban violence and sexual harassment. Estrada studied at the Faculty of Social and Political Science at the National Autonomus University of Mexico (UNAM). She holds a B.A. in sociology and wrote a thesis entitled “Language and identity in the mexican rock 1985-1990.”
Tere has written about rock and cultur in the journals Reforma, El Nacional, and in the magazines Rock and Pop, Casa del Tiempo, Generación and Lunátika. Since 1998 Estrada has participated in the Composers Quintet Mujeres en Fuga (Runaway Women) and in the jazz trio called YAX (it means Renovation in mayan).
“At the present time the music called urban rock has a good number of followers that traffic from rock to blues, or from blues to rock. Tere Estrada goes somewhere around… she has a special mixture that circulates freely among the two styles, without mufflers, more in a joyful form than in a forced way… But that playful aspect is noticed in the last track of the disc, where the voices, only the voices, establish the rhythm of the piece giving it an ironic touch besides that the lyrics seeks to maintain that irony of the disenchantment, of the sadness that is not simply sadness, but perhaps sad melancholy.” –Dionicio Munguía, fragment of the report “A disk of good letters and a book of good sound: Tere Estrada sings and writes, writes and sings.” The House of the Geraniums, State of Mexico, Atlacomulco July 7, 1999.
“The closing of the session was in charge of Tere Estrada, young singer and composer that gave a dozen of songs supported by her band that sounds well assembled. She didn't let the public to be escaped: she began with Trip to the center of the earth, song that impregnated the assistants of a sensation of being at a mature Tere, as much as performer and artist in the scenario. –Javier Hernández Chelico. “Mayita Campos, Betsy Pecanins, Nina Galindo and Tere Estrada gave one afternoon blues in Coyoacán. La Jornada, Mexico City, January 2, 2003.
Sirenas al ataque (Historia de las mujeres rockeras mexicanas 1956-2000) Sirens on the attack (History of the Mexican Women Rockers 1956-2000), SEP/IMJ, Mexico 2000. (the second edition will appear with Oceano Publisher in the 2007).
La Cueva de los Susurros Oxidados (The cave of the rusty whispers), Editions La cuadrilla de la langosta (The gang of the lobster), Colección Canciones (Songs collection), Mexico 1998.
“A Contra corriente. A History of Women Rockers in Mexico” published in Rockin ‘ Las Americas The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o América. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA 2004.
Azul transitando en violeta (Blue transiting to violet), Independent Production, México 1990.
Túneles desiertos (Desertic Tunnels), with the band Esquina Bajan, Avanzada Metálica, México 1992.
Viaje al centro de tu ser (Trip to the center of your being) Independent Production, México 1994.
Encuentros cercanos conmigo (Close Encounters with myself), Discos Metztli y Discos Luciérnaga, México 1997.
Lotería de pasiones (Lottery of passions), P&P Productions, México 2003.
En vivo (Live) P&P Productions, México 2006.