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Diana Gameros group

Among the Bay Area’s bustling music scene is singer-guitarist-social justice activist Diana Gameros, an artist who’s quickly caught the attention of national media as well as acclaimed musicians (i.e. La Santa Cecilia, Natalie Lafourcade, Bebel Gilberto, Taylor Mac, San Francisco Symphony) who’ve been drawn to her singular music and intrigued by her life story. From the age of 13, Gameros has resided in the United States, and for much of that time, she’s been an undocumented immigrant. Now with legal status through a work permit and a green card on the way, Gameros writes a love letter to her homeland with 13 standout renditions of classic Mexican songs on her latest album, Arrullo, just named one of the top albums of 2017 by NPR Alt. Latino. Gameros independently releases her sophomore album, Arrullo, on November 10, 2017. At The Blue Whale, Gameros will perform an acoustic set with tunes from Arrullo and original compositions from her first album Eterno Retorno, which is a soulful and musical retrospective of her journey as an immigrant.

Press quotes:

"On 'Arrullo,' Diana Gameros Delivers On Her Promise. Her voice inhabits that exact place between a dream and reality. It's like the velvety fog that rolls into San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean with a hint of the emotional power of the best classic Mexican ranchera singers." - NPR Alt. Latino

“Diana Gameros’ steady fingerpicking and elegantly simple melody create a calm within the storm, a safe place for big questions and long-ailing wounds that transcend any news cycle. Her voice has a remarkable expressive range. She’s at once strong and breathy — in an instant, wounded and boldly searching.“— NPR 

“A dazzling female on the rise”. — Mother Jones Magazine

“Diana’s original music is enchanting indie pop infused with her strong Latin heritage.” — Boing Boing

“One of the classiest acts we’ve had. Diana Gameros is sweet, radiant, and god damn elegant.”  —


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