First Listen: Flor De Toloache, 'Las Caras Lindas'
This foursome of Latino women weave jazz, classical, salsa, cumbia, folk, rock, country and hip-hop on the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated debut album.
These mariachis have moxie. They don’t just sing; they could blast through mountains with their wails and gritos (shouts), and melt glaciers with the warmth of their gorgeous harmonies (figuratively speaking, of course). And they don’t just play mariachi. Flor de Toloache also weaves an arsenal of styles into its new release, Las Caras Lindas (The Pretty Faces): jazz, classical, salsa, cumbia, folk, rock, country and hip-hop.
They also mean business. “It’s really cool to be an all-female group, and empower and inspire women,” says founder Mireya Ramos, “but at the end of the day we want to be known as badass musicians.”