Sigue el Canto


Sigue El Canto is Chaman’s brand new album full of dazzling harmonies and powerful messages. In this release, Chaman shares an homage to her ancestors as she returns to her roots: traditional Mexican and Latin-American folk music and her family legacy of revolutionary activism. This music will move you – body, mind & spirit – with its powerful rhythms, intrinsic wisdom and stories of resilience and redemption.

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About Chamán

Chamán is a bilingual singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of the Chihuahuan desert, born to Chicano movement activist parents, and granddaughter and great-granddaughter of working-class pianists, singers and poets. Her ancestral roots straddled life on both sides of the US-Mexico boundary and her life, music and art was shaped by the multicultural influences of the El Paso/Juárez, borderlands. It all began for Chaman on the lap of her grandparents’ weekly gatherings of family music and poetry performances including original and traditional Mexican folk music. Her passion for activism inspired by the rights of immigrants, women, and garment workers, led her to co-found the political Latin-cumbia ska band Fuga! alongside her brother, Kiko Rodriguez, and additional border musicians. She served as songwriter and lead...

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Discover Chamán

I guess these first two blogs will dig deep into my origin stories so thanks for reading and following the journey of my life!

Sigue el Canto means The Song Continues

The darkness of humanity will continue, but so too will its song, its music and its will to live a life of true and ultimate freedom. True freedom does not lie in our ability to do what we want, when we want. True and ultimate freedom is the mastery of self,...

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Sigue El Canto: Giving birth to my second musical endeavor.

It’s the end of October and I’m heavily pregnant with my next solo release, an album called “Sigue El Canto”. Sometimes I can’t sleep at night with excitement but also healthy frustration to get this baby out! The due date is December 17th but I’m not sure, at this...

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On why Chamán is my stage name:

Yes, the direct translation of Chamán is Shaman in English, but I don’t consider myself a Shaman. The name was given to me as a nickname by my mother and close family members still call me this today (well that and other variations like Chamanita, Chamanin etc). My...

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