Marcela Pinilla

Marcela Pinilla: Passion

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Marcela Pinilla

Title: Passion
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Marcela Pinilla is a unique talent. Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Discovered at the ripe age of five, she began singing traditional Spanish music. At the age of 14 Marcela made her television debut singing on the Colombian program Máquina de Sueños. Shortly after that, she began singing and touring in bands throughout Colombia and at 16 joined her first international tour, which lead to multiple trips to Malaysia and Indonesia. It was on a subsequent trip to Asia that Marcela's singing style changed forever. "I walked into a jazz bar in Kuala Lumpur and heard a woman scat singing. I'd never heard anything like that before. It totally blew my mind.' Thoroughly inspired, Marcela joined the band Jazz Latino and continued to perform throughout Asia and was invited to perform in some of the most prestigious Jazz festivals in South East Asia.   Pinilla's next adventure lead her to Qingdao, China where she joined the Super Starts Band, broadening her vocal skills, and learning to sing in Mandarin. After a brief time in the Philippines she moved to Singapore where she continued her jazz exploration. It was in the cultural melting pot of Singapore that Marcela blossomed as a solo artist.   South America, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and five languages later, the Colombian beauty decided to broaden her horizons even more by moving to the United States. Landing in the southern city of Memphis, Tennessee.   While in Memphis, Marcela continued perfecting her songwriting skills, which lead to the release of her 4-song EP, Ahi Estare in 2010. She also collaborated with several artists such as the legendary Bar-Kays, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra among others.   In the fall of 2010, the Marcela Pinilla Band hit the Memphis scene and immediately began performing at all major venues, theaters, and festivals. Riding the success of her band, Marcela gained further respect by writing and performing Un Mundo Bueno, a song created to raise awareness and money for Latino education. Her community involvement led to the Shelby County Mayor, Mark Luttrell, officially proclaiming October 13, 2012 as 'A Day to Celebrate the Life of Marcela Pinilla.' The following year, the Colombian singer also received the Ruby Wharton Award for Youth & Delinquency from Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton, as well as being named the Latin Voice of Memphis by La Prensa Latina.   May 9, 2013 brought about the release of PASSION, Marcela's first full-length album. Including collaborations with Elsten Torres and world-renowned Grammy award winning musicians; saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Victor Wooten with whom she made guest appearances on his 2013 west coast tour.

Tracks:
1.1 Vida
1.2 Ense\Xf1Anza
1.3 Doubt (Feat. Kirk Whalum)
1.4 Entra en Mi Mente (Feat. Gabriel Cifuentes)
1.5 Las Paredes (Feat. Elsten Torres)
1.6 Love's Song
1.7 Toward the Light
1.8 Mi Alma
1.9 Claim Your Power
1.10 So Beautiful
1.11 Ahi Estare (Acoustic Version) [Feat. Tony Thomas]

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