Mexican Grupero Legend Ana Bárbara Performs At Outloud Fest Thoughts+Photos: Ana Bárbara at OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival WeHo 6/5/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Of all of the performers from the weekend, the one artist that perhaps had the most paparazzi was Ana Bárbara. As someone who made the wrong choice back in high school to learn French instead of Spanish, I was woefully unknowledgeable about Ana Bárbara and her impact on regional Mexican music.
Ana made her professional debut in 1994, releasing eleven studio albums and selling over 6 million records throughout the Americas. She has become one of the leading female figures in regional Mexican music, redefining the modern Grupero performance. As if her resume weren’t already loaded, she is also the recipient of Latin Grammys, Lo Nuestro Awards, Juventud Awards, and Oye Awards.
While I may not have been familiar with her musical accomplishments, I was clearly among the minority amidst the crowd who had gathered for her performance. Spanish-speaking attendees lined the railing and were all singing along with Ana, and even I, as a non-speaking guest, felt the Mexican pride stirring in the audience …”
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