de'anzaDe’Anza is a bicultural artist, creating music for a bicultural audience. It’s old-form music, viewed, then reproduced and performed with modern aesthetics.

“From hip-hop to jazz and everything in-between, there’s no doubt that the United States is musically rich and, like many Latino bicultural homes, I was also exposed to music in Spanish at a very early age,” De’Anza writes in her press bio. “Being that my grandmother was Mexican, it definitely wasn’t uncommon to hear mariachi blasting from the speakers of her boombox. When I began writing music, it only felt natural to also represent that part of me.”

For example, “Si Señor,” the fourth single from the Los Angeles singer/producer’s debut album, “Despertar,” is inspired by a Santafean folk tune, which De’Anza sings over contemporary electronic textures. The song’s video (which premiered today) is directed by Ecuadorian visual artist Jorge Espinosa M. The artist, known for a minimalist approach and deep imagery, took a DIY approach in making the video.

The video comes in advance of a short run of California shows, which De’Anza kicks off 9 p.m. Thursday at Peeve’s Public House. The free, all ages show includes performances from local Latin rock acts Basura and Aire Especial.

Josh Tehee

Josh Tehee

Joshua Tehee is an entertainment guy. Music runs in his veins. Like seriously, you cut him open and there's no blood-- just music. It's weird.
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