ARTIST NAME: Lorena Robles + Marcela Ro
SONG TITLE: La Bruja
ALBUM TITLE: Lorena Robles
Lorena Robles and Marcela Ro are native-born sisters living and working in Mexico.
The album contains eight songs, half-sung in English and half in Spanish.
Six of these songs are originals and two are covers, one of these covers being La Bruja.
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A native of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, she trained in Classical Guitar and Operatic singing in the ’80s at the House of Culture of the State of Sonora followed by Singing and Classical guitar studies at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León.
She is highly accomplished in acoustical guitar playing in the styles of Trova, Ballad, Bolero, and Ranchera.
She has performed extensively throughout Mexico City & Sonora and especially in San Carlos as well as a stint at French Restaurant “Coup des Tartes” in Phoenix, Arizona.
A highlight of Lorena’s career was performances in the main theater of The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City along with her sister Marcela Ro at such events as The Duoma Loma and with the Ballet of Amalia Hernandez and Tehua in 1998.
Lorena is on the StarburstRecords label. Lorena’s music video La Bruja has been viewed over 53,000 times on Facebook.
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La Bruja is an ancient Mexican folk song (over 200 years old) that has been sung for centuries throughout Mexico as well as in other countries. The lyrics (in both Spanish and English) tell the folklore story of a witch.
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Lorena Robles has released four albums on the Starburst Records label which have all been distributed worldwide digitally to virtually all digital media platforms on the planet.
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Lorena performs extensively throughout Mexico and most especially in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico during the winter season where a significant volume of American and Canadian vacationers and ex-pats are big fans at her live shows which often are 3 – 5 nights per week.
She also performs during the summer months in Arizona and California. Her performances are promoted on social media.
Lorena has also been live streaming free performances weekly to her fan base on her Facebook page for years with a strong following.
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The story and video by MexicoNews do an excellent job explaining the meaning and history of this Mexican song of folklore called La Bruja:
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Artist: Lorena Robles featuring Marcela Ro
Title: La Bruja
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Record Label: Starburst Records
Composer: Public Domain
Published by: Starburst Records
Performer: Lorena Robles & Marcela Ro (sisters)
Video Producer: Abraham Castro Bazua
Music Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering:
Martin Young and Leslie Sahlen
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Lorena Robles has been wowing her loyal audiences for years singing in seven languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Latin, and even Japanese!
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Lorena has always been very much a “hands-on” performing musician and vocalist.
In three of the four albums she has released through Starburst Records, she did her own recording, mixing, and mastering.
Her CDs sold well at live concerts in Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Lorena relishes her status as a strong independent woman, artist, and performer.
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Lorena performs as Lorena Robles but her full name is Norma Lorena Robles Arredondo.
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La Bruja (Spanish) which means The Witch in English.
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The title of the album is Lorena Robles and this was chosen because it is the first worldwide release of Lorena Robles, released on digital media stores worldwide on Starburst Records.