Barcelona, Britain, Los Angeles – the 21-year-old spinner sings from multi-national headquarters.
Austin Music Awards’ Musician of the Year, Gina Chavez should be on your radar by now. The bilingual singer-songwriter remains skilled at putting modern pop flair on traditionally cumbia rhythms – similar to Julieta Venegas and Jenny & the Mexicats. The colorful bilingual songstress, an Austin native, also brought home Best Album (up.rooted) and Best Song (“Siete D”) from the South by Southwest-tethered AMAs in March. An edgy guitarist, she’s continues to cultivate a national audience by touring north and south of the border.– María Núñez