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Gaby Moreno: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Guatemalan Who Sang at the White House

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Gaby Moreno / PHOTO: Mezcalent
  • Gaby Moreno at the White House
  • Gloria Estefan praised her
  • Facts about Gaby Moreno

On Hispanic Heritage Day, Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno was present at the White House in Washington, D.C., USA.

The renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist may never have imagined that among the attendees at this celebration were Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

At the end of one of her performances, Gloria wasted no time in praising Gaby, stating that she had a beautiful voice.

Therefore, we share 5 things you probably didn’t know about this Guatemalan artist who recently performed at the White House.

1. She masters various music genres

R&B, jazz, soul, blues, MundoNOW
Gaby Moreno / PHOTO: Mezcalent

Just a few weeks away from her 42nd birthday, Gaby Moreno excels in various music genres, from R&B and soul to jazz and blues.

Additionally, this artist not only sings in Spanish but also in English, French, and Portuguese.

Few remember that she recorded two covers with Hugh Laurie, better known for his role as Dr. House, for one of his albums.

Thanks to her collaborations with Chris Thile starting in 2016, she began to gain more recognition in several cities across the United States.

2. Gaby Moreno touring the US and Europe

Gaby Moreno, tour, Estados Unidos, Tracy Chapman, MundoNOW
PHOTO: Mezcalent

What you probably didn’t know about Gaby Moreno’s career is that she toured with Tracy Chapman in 2009.

Shortly after, she supported Ani DiFranco on a tour along the west coast of the United States. After several months, they toured in Germany and France.

It wasn’t until 2011 that the Guatemalan artist, along with her band, embarked on a headline tour. Quite an accomplishment.

They performed together in the Netherlands and Belgium. Later, the band held concerts in France, Germany, London, and Ireland.»

3. She Dedicates a Song to Immigrants

David Rudder, Los inmigrantes, Van Dyke Parks, EEUU, MundoNOW
Gaby Moreno / PHOTO: Mezcalent

Just five years ago, Gaby Moreno released a version of the song ‘Los inmigrantes,’ which had originally been released in 1998.

This musical theme was written by David Rubber; however, what the Guatemalan singer did was collaborate with the producer Van Dyke Parks.

The New York Times recognized this creation as one of the top 65 songs of 2018. ‘Los inmigrantes’ is characterized by its strong political message.

«I am a Guatemalan immigrant. This country (referring to the U.S.) welcomed me 18 years ago. It breaks my heart to see the events happening at the border,» she said

4. Gaby Moreno Wrote a Song for ‘Radical’

Gaby Moreno, Eugenio Derbez, movie Radical, México, MundoNOW
PHOTO: Mezcalent

According to a report by Prensa Libre, singer Gaby Moreno is featured in Eugenio Derbez’s new film, ‘Radical.’

The Guatemalan artist composed the song ‘Saber,’ which she wrote last year exclusively for this movie.

Juan Pablo Villa and Pascual Reyes, creators of the Radical soundtrack, produced this song.

In fact, Gaby had previously worked with Derbez. She created the song ‘A Song in My Heart’ for the film ‘The Valet.’

5. The Guatemalan Impressed Gloria Estefan

Emilio Estefa, Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, María Antonieta Collins, MundoNOW
Gaby Moreno / PHOTO: Mezcalent

As mentioned earlier, Gaby Moreno performed at the Hispanic Heritage Day celebrations, leaving Gloria Estefan pleasantly impressed.

According to information from the portal, journalist María Antonieta Collins showcased Gloria and her husband Emilio.

«The Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno never imagined she would sing one afternoon to honor Hispanics at the White House,» the journalist expressed.

Similarly, both Gloria and Emilio Estefan couldn’t hide their excitement (TO WATCH THE VIDEO WHERE GLORIA ESTEFAN PRAISES GABY MORENO, CLICK HERE).»

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