La Doña, up and coming bilingual singer-songwriter and Xicana reggaeton artist will be releasing her new single “Memorias Caramelas” and accompanying music video on March 2nd, 2019.
Following her singles “Nada Me Pertenece” (Oct 2018) and “Algo Nuevo” (Dec 2018), La Doña presents her third single, a song about revelling in the humanizing pain of a love lost. “Memorias Caramelas” is produced by Tano Brock and draws from the musical traditions of Colombian cumbia and Cuban son with a contemporary reggaeton basis. Featured on the track is grammy-nominated tresero Juan “Coto” de la Cruz Antomarchi on tres and vocals. The music video, directed and shot by Naomi Garcia of La Veleta Productions, stars LP percussionist Miguelito Leon and features rare footage of Havana, as well as La Doña’s hometown of San Francisco, California.
La Doña (born Cecilia Peña-Govea) began playing Latin music professionally at 7 years old with her family conjunto La Familia Peña-Govea as a vocalist, percussionist, and trumpeter. She currently works as a music educator for SFUSD’s mariachi program and at SFJazz, as well as a Latin music analyst for Pandora Radio. Now, after launching her anticipated solo career last year, La Doña is actively releasing and performing new music, and is rapidly gaining fans. True to her roots, she produces music that effectively melds Latin folk music traditions with contemporary electronic dance genres like reggaeton and hyphy music. Her music features live instruments and layered harmonies, and explores themes of place-based identity, sexuality, radicalism and resistance, and perreo. A natural star, La Doña’s authenticity shines through her music. Her powerful voice will ignite admiration and inspiration in any listener.