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Ely Guerra

About this Artist

Ely Guerra. Mexican singer-songwriter and music producer with a 30-year career. 2010 Best Alternative Album Latin Grammy winner, independent businesswoman for over 18 years at Homey Company. She has performed throughout Mexico, as well as in different countries and cities in Europe, the United States, Cuba, Central and South America. Ely has worked –over the years– with talented music producers making her discography possible: Argentinian Camilo Froideval, New Yorker Andrés Levin, Angelino Tom Russo, New Yorker Frank Filipetti, Mexican Emmanuel del Real, Scottish Sandy McLelland, Spanish Teo Cardalda, among others. Ely has collaborated with musicians, singers, actresses, actors and writers, including Maestra Alondra de la Parra, who conducted her performing traditional and contemporary Mexican songs in her Travieso Crimesí project – recording and tour– featuring Natalia Lafourcade, Denisse Gutiérrez and Maestro Armando Manzanero. She performed with Sting during a concert offered to the cause of the pro-education social responsibility program in Mexico: Learning for Life as its ambassador; she collaborated with Pilar del Río, Lydia Cacho, Ofelia Medina, Lourdes Ambríz and Irene Azuela in the tribute to José Saramago "Voices of women in the work of Saramago" directed by Antonio Castro at the Palace of Fine Arts and at the National Center of Arts. Ely has also been the official interpreter of Mexican National Anthem during the closing ceremony of 2011 Pan American Games held at Akron Stadium in Guadalajara. She performed at Carnegie Hall and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in a Tribute to Chavela Vargas, in company of Los Macorinos, Eugenia León and Tania Libertad. Ely was invited by UCLA University of California in Los Angeles, as Regents' Lecturer 2015-16 (Mexican Cultures through Literature, Films and Music) to hold a discussion with students about her music career journey. She has also been invited to collaborate creating music with other renowned Mexican and international colleagues and artists –participating in live concerts or in their phonographic productions–, some of them are Composer Maestro Arturo Márquez, Los Tigres del Norte, Pepe Aguilar, Juan Gabriel, Control Machete, La Ley, Julieta Venegas, Café Tacuba, Los Tres, Natalia Lafourcade, Gustavo Cerati, Tito Fuentes (Molotov), Panteón Rococó, Ximena Sariñana, Silvana Estrada, Carla Morrison, Leiva, Mitre, 30 seconds to Mars (Jared Leto), Celso Piña, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Sergio Vallín (Maná), Frank Quintero, César Costa, Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), CECAM Philharmonic Band, Jorge Viladoms, Hello! Sea Horse, La Sonora Santanera, Minus the Bear, among others. She has also participated in movie and series soundtracks such as Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Sundown (Michel Franco), Monarca (Salma Hayek), De la calle (Gerardo Tort), Sueño (Renée Chabria), El viaje de Teo (Walter Doehner), Vacas Vaqueras (Will Finn & John Sanford), among others. Moments before Covid-19 pandemic, Ely launched a new production: Zion. This album is her most recent unreleased record production; written, recorded and produced by Ely. Zion is music made only with her voice; she performs the live sessions with her friend, musician, and producer Camilo Froideval, where both creative musicians explore an open field using analog and digital technology to re-create the backing vocals of all Ely's voices. Zion's sound experience is enhanced by the vibrant visual work of Mexican artist Gustavo García-Villa. In 2022, Ely celebrated 30 years of music, then and now (2023) Ely offers an acoustic show called Ely Guerra Voice and Guitar, in which she sings her most emblematic songs. During this 2023, Ely is also part of two major musical productions that celebrate regional Mexican music: Cumbia Machine –the show that brings together La Sonora Santanera and La Sonora Dinamita–, where a group of international singers perform their greatest hits (Erik and Mía Rubín, Benny Ibarra, Lupillo Ribera, and Víctor García, among others), and at the Chavela y sus Mujeres gala, a tribute to Chavela Vargas, alternating with Los Macorinos, the Mariachi Gama 1000 and the voices of Eugenia León, Ximena Sariñana and Marisoul.

Ely Guerra, 30 years sharing music, 18 from independence.