Guatemalan Artist Spotlight: Gaby Moreno

Gaby_Moreno_en_Acceso_Total_3_CroppedI had the opportunity to attend a Gaby Moreno concert this past February in one of the most beautiful venue’s in Antigua, Ermita de la Santa Cruz. It was a magical experience mostly because of how incredibly talented the singer/songwriter is. Gaby is an extremely beautiful and empowered Guatemalan woman making her presence known worldwide and always keeping Guatemala in her heart. She sings in English and Spanish about emotional issues and has a unique fashion sense that fits perfectly in Antigua, Stela 9’s home town that’s becoming hipper by the minute 😉






Here’s an excerpt from an NPR article about her and link to her Tiny Desk Concert:

“Whether she’s sounding like a ranchera singer or a New Orleans blues siren, whether she’s talking about immigrating or the Guatemalan boogeyman, reading Borges under the shade of a tree or simply falling in love, she’s incredibly honest. She refuses to cater to any marketable stereotype and sings about nothing other than what she wants to. It pays off.” -NPR’s Jasmine Garsd

Fun Gaby Facts:

Birth name: Maria Gabriela Moreno Bonilla
Born: 16 December 1981 (age 32)
Origin: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Genres: Blues, Jazz, soul, R&B
Occupations: Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Years active: 1997–present
Labels: Metamorfosis
Associated acts: Ricardo Arjona


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