A vast collection of experiences compose a rich life, as Mexican composer and singer, carina ricco, illustrates in her new album, “viaje personal” (Personal Journey).
“viaje personal” is carina’s third and most recent album. It was produced by well-known Spanish engineer and producer Rafa Sardina (a ten-time Grammy Award winner), and it’s co-produced by Argentinean musician Cheche Alara, who has thrived in both the Hispanic and English markets.
Many talented artists converged to create this project, most notably David Campbell (Beck, Alanis Morissette, Train, Rolling Stones, et. al) for her arrangements and string conduction. Campbell is a 33-time Grammy winner and two-time Oscar winner. On keyboards, you will find Patrick Warren, of Fiona Apple fame.
The new album is composed of 12 stories which she personally penned and performed. carina gives us thus this “viaje personal”, starting with the already released single “Angel y Demonio”. In it she tells us of human dichotomy, our ability to be both loving and hateful, of the pain we feel equally, and the options we have in choosing our life path.
The video for this single was shot in Los Angeles with a talented production team. Directed by Pedro Castro, photography by Oscar Lobo and Pedro Castro, and with the participation of stellar Mexican actors like Demian Bichir and Yareli Arizmendi.
It is also important to stress that while this Latina Rock Singer is no stranger to the music scene, this third project could be characterized as her new start, artistically. An album tour will commence in Mexico, and visit the United States before traveling into the International scene.
In this “viaje personal” carina shows us, through passion and dedication, her commitment to her music.
more about carina…
Born in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico of Spanish and Italian origin, carina spent her childhood in Argentina, where she began exploring the world of music as a very young child. She started her professional musical career, in earnest, once back in Mexico as a teenager.
In 1993 she released her first solo album, “Del Cabello a los Pies” (Head to Toe), and toured Central and South America. She is most proud of her performances at the “Viña del Mar Festival”, where she was her country’s representative.
In 1997 she released "Sueños Urbanos" (Urban Dreams), the album in which we discover more about Carina as songwriter with themes composed by her. Her single "Solo Quiero" reached the pinnacle of popularity.
Despite interest from major record labels carina chose to start her own record company. In 2007 Damselfly Records gives birth to "viaje personal".
carina is a singer, musician and composer with versatile talent who has also explored film, theatre and television, both as an actress and as a producer.
Enterprising, and of indefatigable spirit, carina directs once again her
attention to her music, to our benefit.
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