WorldMusicMix: Meet Manuela Sánchez Goubert: Redefining Latin American Folklore With Heartfelt New Single “Mamá”

New York City, May 2024 — Manuela Sánchez Goubert, a fresh and compelling voice in the
music world, is thrilled to announce the release of her new single, “Mamá,” released on May
25th on all major streaming platforms ahead of her debut album release this August. This track
exemplifies Manuela’s reinvention of Latin American folklore, blending traditional sounds with
modern influences.

“Mamá” is a heartfelt and evocative song that pays tribute to all mothers and nurturers, including
Manuela’s mother, who instilled in her the belief in the healing power of music.

“This song is a testament to how music can heal, and is a tribute to mothers everywhere,” says
Manuela. “Everything I am, I owe to my mom.”

“Mamá” showcases a fusion of cumbia rhythm with contemporary elements, creating a sound
that is both timeless and contemporary. Manuela’s voice, rich with emotion and authenticity,
leads the listener on a journey through the heart of Latin American folklore.

About Manuela and her band
Manuela and her band belong to a new generation, who–inspired by the folkloric traditions of the
50’s–propose new compositions with a modern touch, nourished by jazz reharmonizations.
Manuela is a Colombian artist who combines jazz with Latin American folklore, creating a
cosmopolitan sound. She studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute led by Maestro Danilo
Pérez and Patricia Zárate, where she hones her social activism skills by engaging in community
outreach programs, participating in social justice initiatives, and collaborating on projects that
use music as a tool for social change. Furthermore, she is an ambassador for the Latin Grammy
Cultural Foundation and participates in the Foundation’s 2024 “Leading Ladies of
Entertainment” Program.

Born and raised in the Colombian Andes, Manuela moved to New York City as a teenager, where
she was introduced to the jazz scene by mentors like Lucía Pulido and Lauren Kinhan. She has
performed in major venues around the world, including the Panamá Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln
Center, and Radio City Valencia alongside world-renowned artists such as Andrés Cepeda,
Luciana Souza, Olga Román, and New York Voices.

These are her band members:
Juan Diego Panadero is a Colombian clarinetist sponsored by Légère, a two-time Latin Grammy
winner, and a star of the Disney+ series “The Low Tone Club,” currently completing his studies
at Berklee College of Music.

Sebastián Guerrero, a bassist from Medellín, graduated from Longy School of Music and EAFIT,
contributing to diverse musical projects across genres like jazz, tropical, and hip hop as a bassist,
arranger, and producer.

Juan Sebastián Ramírez Cubides is a versatile Colombian percussionist in both symphonic and
popular percussion. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia, and is
currently studying world percussion and music production at Berklee College of Music.

Federico Aristizábal is a Colombian drummer, percussionist, and guitarist from Medellín,
recognized for his versatility and musicality, having won multiple music competitions and
performed with notable musicians.

Luana Brazzán, a young drummer and percussionist from Arequipa, Peru, fuses Afro-Peruvian
and Andean rhythms with jazz, and founded the all-women Afro-Peruvian jazz band Magenta
Jazz, active in festivals and concerts.

Simón Martínez is an Ecuadorian pianist, composer, producer, and arranger focused on Latin
American alternative music, who studied at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and Berklee
College of Music, and is the music director of the Latin American Student Association at

Felipe Álvarez is a Chilean music producer and guitarist, a Berklee graduate, who has performed
with Latin Grammy winners and currently teaches music and music production at the Mattapan
Teen Center.

What’s Next for Manuela?
On May 25th, “Mamá” was released as the lead single, with the full album of original songs set
to drop in August. Manuela and her band will embark on an international tour in mid-August,
performing on the East Coast, as well as in Colombia (Bogotá, Medellín), Ecuador (Quito), and
Peru (Lima). If you’d like to support Manuela and her band, check out her fundraising page.

“Manuela’s profound understanding of Latin American rhythms and her innovative jazz
interpretations set her apart as a truly remarkable artist,” says Danilo Pérez, Grammy
Award-winning pianist and composer, “Her work is both a homage to her heritage and a bold
step into the future of music.”
“She has a creative vision that is mature and steeped in merging her traditional background with
what interests her in the colorful world she is surrounded by,” says Lauren Kinhan of New York

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