They are calling her the queen of Latin soul. "A voice like an angel" says Claudio lead singer of the Warner Latina recording group Lucy Bell at the recent Copper Mountain Latin Music Festival; in which she stared on stage with El Guapo, Lucy Bell and Kinky. Her new debut CD "Sacrificios" is filled with a melodic, beat banging carousel of catchy Spanglish music. From the Reggae-tone mover "Esta Noche" to the heartfelt passionate gospel farewell to her mother on "Angel Wings", this young talented virtuoso not only has a captivating voice but penned all of the songs on her CD, along with rising star producer/songwriter Mario "Kontrolio" Romero.
Felisa's debut delivers a true vocalist... dealing with real life emotions as a young Latina growing up in the Barrio's of the inner city. She is a voice for the people. Her life story is real and her songs speak from the heart. On the titled track "Sacrificious" she writes about the politically incorrect topic of immigration and sings of a father crossing the Rio Grand River to find a good life to provide for his family, backed by a deep hip hop marching track and Mariachi trumpets, this is a theme for today's Latin community.
Felisa was raised by her parents on Denver's West side. At home, she was surrounded by the traditions of her Mexican heritage. "My first language is Spanish...we had strict moral values instilled in us early". "The church had a huge influence on my household. Also, Mariachi standards, Kumbia music, and other Latin sounds were heard in the mornings and evenings". With some reverence, Felisa recalls the family annual trip to Chihuahua, Mexico. "It is two different worlds"...but two worlds that made me who I am today, I'm proud of my Heritage" She also said she was heavily influenced by her American birthright. Fashion, and an emerging hip hop culture also helped shape her formulative years, which is heard in her fusion of music.
This young Hispanic female has the determination and work ethic to make it happen. It will be certain that you will see her play a role in the ever expanding Latin market. She will be featured this fall (2005) on the new television program SITV and will be touring on various spot dates throughout the summer. "I just want to be heard" say's the twenty something performer, "and I am ready to do what it takes to make that happen."
Taken from articles by "PachangaUSA.com" and "The Urban Spectrum" article by D the Man