As they continue to experience an extraordinary 2023, today The Braided Janes successfully reaffirm their position as one of the most original and forward-thinking independent acts in the Latin music market with the release of their highly anticipated new album “Renacer.”
Featuring the singles “Paraíso” and “Por Una Mujer,” “Renacer” is a stunning Latin roots album that triumphantly marks an exciting new chapter in the award-winning trio’s career, touching on topics such as life, love, and the unique moments we experience that change us forever. The project, which was recorded in Minca, Colombia, with Grammy Award-winning producer Christian Castagno of Sonido Selva Studio (Iggy Pop, Bomba Estéreo, Arcade Fire) and co-produced with The Braided Janes, brings the group’s sound to even greater heights, introducing new sonic elements to help shape a lively “Tropi-alt rock” offering that fans won’t be able to help but fall in love with.
The seven-track album also features the group’s newest single “Ritmo,” a dynamic dance number grounded in deep, organic beats. With the haunting vocals of the band’s frontwoman Jessica Rodriguez leading the way, the song serves as an extraordinary tribute to music and passion, inviting us to listen to the rhythms that surround us and that drive us from within. Andrés Álvarez from Aterciopelados and Christian Castagno also collaborates in the album as guest musicians in keyboards, electric guitar and percussions.
The Braided Janes commemorated the launch of their new album with a release show, September 23, during which they performed “Renacer” in its entirety. The concert, featured guest performances by Niña Dioz, Mariachi Sirenas, and DJ Angelfuk, will double as a queer independence day celebration and a fashion show by designer Julieta Zavala.
Founded by family members Jessica Rodriguez (vocals, keys, guitar), wife Juny Alvarez (drums, percussion), and brother-in-law Andrew Doyle (bass, electric guitar), The Braided Janes have made an undeniable impact in the Latin scene with their statement-making music and shared vision for social change. Their powerful bilingual debut album addressed important topics such as gun violence, femicide, and the war on immigrants and POC, and the song “Fuego,” featured on the 2019 project, achieved attention from NPR, which included the track as one of their Best Latin Alternative Songs of 2019.
The Braided Janes will continue their first-ever U.S. tour, Corazón Migrante U.S. Tour 2023, with performances at the Consulado General de México in Los Angeles on November 9th and Complejo Cultural Los Pinos in CDMX December 7th 2023. View the calendar of upcoming dates and locations
CORAZÓN MIGRANTE is both an art exhibit and a collective formed by a 23 multidisciplinary artists of Mexican decent residing throughout the U.S. The collective resulted from their participation in the Binational Artist Conference in CDMX in 2021 which they were invited to by the Mexican Consulate in their respective states. Singer, songwriter Jessica Rodriguez is among the artists representing Chicago.
The art exhibit features 40 paintings of various mediums as well as two paper maché sculptures, a fashion show and special acoustic musical performance by The Braided Janes.
The exhibit is 100% FREE and open to the public. The objective of the exhibit is to create more cultural events that highlight the richness and vibracy found within the Mexican migrant community in the U.S. while strengthening the ties that bring us together. Learn more about tour CORAZÓN MIGRANTE.
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Thank you to Migs, Jean Marc Lavoie of Rock Da Beat and Vern Hester of Windy City Times for capturing these amazing photos at our Renacer Album Release show and cultural event at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Made possible by our sponsors, The Dearborn, Wheels of Chicago, Zacatacos, La Shikis Mexican Spirits, Mezcal Kitchen & Spirits and SureDesign. Thank you for supporting the arts!
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