Mexico beat.

Author:Mangual, Rudy


The following is a true story, although it resembles the plot of a soap opera about a young Mexican girl aspiring to be a singer. In 1993 Mariana Seoane arrived at the doors of Mexico's leading media company, Televisa, determined to become a star. While Seoane's dream was to become a singer, it was her acting abilities that a producer discovered before ever identifying her vocal skills. Nonetheless, Seoane was eager to break into showbiz through any means possible, and so an actress she became. After years playing a lead actress on the popular soap operas "Amor Gitano" (Gipsy Love) and "Rebeca," and playing a villain on the telenovelas "Mi Pequeña Traviesa" (My Little Mischievous Girl) and "Tres Mujeres" (Three Women), Seoane finally joins Univision Records to fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a recording artist.

Seoane's debut recording is titled Seré Una Niña Buena (I'll Be A Good Girl) and is produced by the internationally acclaimed Adolfo Angel, member of the multi-platinum recording group Los Temerarios. The new production is 100% up-tempo Mexican cumbia at its best, placing Mariana on the right path to fill the female gap that currently exists in the genre. Maestro Richard Mochulshe arranged all ten romantic tracks on the CD, complete with upbeat colorful rhythms that will garner wide international appeal. The first promotional track from the CD, Me Equivoqué (It Was My Fault), is included in two versions (pop and norteño) and will be released to many radio stations in a special salsa version as well. Other tracks sure to become big hits include Como Un Fantasma (Like A Ghost), Déjalo (Leave Him), and her interpretations of the covers Dime Corazón (Tell Me Love), composed by Amaury Gutiérrez, and Que Mal Elegiste (You Made A Bad Choice), composed by Alejandro Vezzani.

An enthusiastic Seoane describes, "This has been a life-long dream of mine since I became an entertainer. It's been 12 years of an uncontainable desire to accomplish this and now I'm excited and prepared to let my work show that I was a singer before I became an actress." There's a very good chance that Mariana Seoane is destined to be the new queen of Mexican cumbia.

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