BMI Indie Spotlight: La Doña

Posted in News on March 30, 2020
Photo: Thalia Gochez

Blending Caribbean, reggaeton, and hip-hop styles, San Francisco-born Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, composes songs that explore radical brown femininity. Now performing under the stage name La Doña, this Mexican American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist grew up performing professionally as a trumpeter in her parent’s conjunto, eventually mastering instruments like the guitarrón, vihuela, guitar, and Latin percussion. She has opened for the legendary Mexican rock group, Café Tacvba, and was named one of YouTube Music’s Foundry artists (notable alumni include Rosalía, Dua Lipa, Chloe X Halle, and Gunna). La Doña’s sound blends hip-hop, rumba, and corridos into a new style of reggaeton that she created called “femmeton,” which is also heavily inspired by her heritage and her Bay Area hometown. Her debut EP, Algo Nuevo, dropped March 12 on Human Re-Sources and has already earned early praise from The Fader, NPR, Billboard, and Remezcla.

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