the CT can't believe it's been nearly a year since she first heard of ceci bastida. ms. bastida played at the sxsw festival to much acclaim, and has found a small following in socal thanks to los angeles' fantastic radio station kcrw. she also played at last year's latin alternative music conference in nyc. gee, the CB sure knows where the CT likes to live and play.
for those who know the CT, you may have heard a rumor she likes someone called julieta venegas. not sure, just checking. anyway, the two female artists have been friends for 20 years, both having been in the mexican ska punk band Tijuana NO! since they were teenage chicas. julieta eventually went solo and became an international name playing her solo music. ceci happened to be with her friend through this transition and was her keyboard player for many years. recently ceci decided to branch out and do her own thing. the CT thinks the more mexican female artists playing this sort of music, the better.
ceci lives in los angeles, and backed up by the band volumen cero (those w/ mtv tr3s may recognize the acoustic guitar player as the host from indie 101), played an outdoor festival in pasedena in october 2007. oh how fun!
Ceci Bastida: Ya Me Voy from Graham Kolbeins on Vimeo.
oh, and by the way ceci will be playing the sxsw festival again this year. if the CT were in austin in march, she would definitely go to those shows. continental club, march 12 AND flamingo cantina, march 13.