Mariachi Las Adelitas: Cumbia Adelita – track of the day

Today’s track of the day comes from Mariachi Las Adelitas – Europe’s only all-female mariachi band, based in London. ‘Cumbia Adelita’ is an original piece from the seven-woman outfit, and a homage to the Soldaderas, the warrior women of the Mexican Revolution, written and with lead vocals by Dunia Correa. She tells us: 

“I was planning to write a love song but soon realised it would have been cathartic, so I decided to change direction for the benefit of the band! Writing about the Adelitas turned out to be empowering and uplifting. It’s a song filled with love, strength, joy and the pride of being a Latina”.

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