Natalia Lafourcade
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2002: Natalia Lafourcade
2005: Casa
2009: Hu Hu Hu
2012: Mujer Divina, Homenaje a Agustín Lara

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Natalia Lafourcade, was born in Mexico city on February 26th, 1984. Her father Gastón Lafourcade, was the founder of the Association of Organist and Harpsichordists in Chile (Asociación de Organistas y Clavecinistas de Chile) and nowadays is a professor at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Her mother, María del Carmen Silva Contreras, was the creator of Macarsi, a music teaching method for children and teachers. From very young age, Natalia was surrounded by music and art and continued being this way as she grew up in Coatepec, Veracruz.
At the age of 14, she joined a pop group named Twist, and from that moment she decided to formally study music in Fermatta. There she learnt the basis for playing piano, the guitar, and singing. She took a music training program in Boston and at the age of 16 she began to write her own songs. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, she signed her first recording contract with Sony Music, making her first album Natalia Lafourcade produced by Loris Ceroni and Aureo Baqueiro. In 2005, she released Casa, a recording done with her band La Forquetina.
In the year 2006, after nine months in Canada, she composed the instrumental album The four season of love (Las Cuatro Estaciones del Amor), which was recorded with the youth orchestra of Veracruz. While working on this project, she took the time to write some songs that became part of her album HU HU HU which came out in 2009.
Due to her humanitarian conviction, she has joined several altruistic projects such as Un techo para mi país (A Roof for My Country), she is a spokesperson for Save the Children an supports the International Society of Mexican Arts Value (SIVAM, Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte mexicano A.C.), among others. Recently she composed A right from birth (Un derecho de Nacimiento) in favor of the youth political movement I am 132 (Yo soy 132).
She lent her voice for Puss in Boots and wrote the music for the TV series Crazy about Love (Locas de Amor). She has produced some artists, such as Carla Morrison and Ximena Sariñana. In conjunction with with Ely Guerra, Lo Blondo and Alondra de la Parra, she was part of the celebration of the bicentenary of Mexico with philharmonic orchestra of the Americas, having as a result the album Travieso Carmesí. She has collaborated in Soundtracks for movies, like Amarte duele and Duck Season (Temporada de patos). She has participated in tributes and homages for different interprets for example José Alfredo Jiménez, Mecano, Intocable and Chavela Vargas.
During her career she has received many honors and recognitions, among them, several Grammy Awards and Latin MTV Awards. Her trajectory and talent are recognized in America, Spain and the Orient; she has edited two records in Japan as well as doing some tours in this country. In 2012 she filmed El Cielo en tu Mirada, directed by Pedro Pablo Ybarra and the documental Made in Mexico (Hecho en México), produced by Duncan Bridgeman. In this same year Cosmo TV produced the reality show about Natalia’s life My Private World (Mi Mundo Privado).
Her fifth album is the magnificent production “Mujer Divina – a tribute to Agustín Lara”, an encounter among generations that highlights the intensity of the Mexican hearts. This recording has the participation of Gilberto Gil, Vicentico, Miguel Bosé, Lila Downs, Adrián Dargelos (Babasónicos), Meme (Café Tacuba), Jorge Drexler, León Larregui (Zoe), Leonardo de Lozanne, Leonel García and Kevin Johansen, among others. After six months of being launched, it has become a platinum recording with more than 60,000 copies sold, maintaining its position for several months in the top ten sales in ITunes. Nowadays, it is being played along the Mexican Republic, Latin America and its making its way throughout Europe and the United States of America.
In the year 2013, Natalia successfully participated in the Vive Latino concert, since then she has been traveling all over Mexico. Now, she is planning to take Mujer Divina to Central America, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, France and Denmark, as an attempt to conquer new horizons and hearts.