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Mexican folk star Natalia Lafourcade to perform at ASU Gammage Oct. 7

Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican folk music artist with a continually rising popularity in Latin America. Photo courtesy of Chino Lemus.

October 06, 2017

Mexican folk singer and Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade is on tour with her seventh studio album "Musas" and will be performing at ASU Gammage on Oct 7.

“I wanted to learn something new about the folklore and the singers and songwriters from my country and Latin America,” Lafourcade said. “I wanted to have the bohemia feeling. I wanted to do something more acoustic, naked, organic. At first I didn’t want to release it. I just wanted to record that music and have that experience.”

According to Lafourcade, when her management heard about the project, they were thrilled to produce it. The album was released on May 5, and fans were equally as excited about the piece.

“I’m very grateful for that,” Lafourcade said. “You never know what will happen with music when you release a song or album. I just try to work really hard for the experience of the music. Not for a personal thing. Just being very honest and real and doing it with the heart. They can feel that.”

Lafourcade’s fans are much more than that to her. She considers them her family.

“I really appreciate the fact that they come to the shows and they follow me. Almost every time i go on the stage I feel like I’m singing for my family and my friends. I just try to keep doing what I do from a very honest heart.” 

The singer encourages those who are unfamiliar with her work to attend her show. She believes her music will transcend many different of audiences.

“I believe that [new audiences] will see musicians putting all their love and heart into the music that they are going to listen to,” Lafourcade said. “They will have an experience with some of the music they love from my country. They will be able to travel with the music in their heart. Being able to dance and enjoy and sing with us and have fun. We try to share something that comes from our roots and our music history and culture.”

Lafourcade tries to make every performance raw and organic for her audience member, but the singer gets just as excited as her fans during the show.

“There’s few things that will give me that feeling,” Lafourcade said. “I’m addicted. Totally addicted to the feeling and the sensation. I feel very comfortable. I feel that I have the opportunity to leave a new experience. Every audience is different. It’s about energy. Being onstage is like you have a key and the audience has another key and we can open that door if we put those two keys in it. We can go to another dimension. There’s a moment where we all get crazy and having that experience. I love that. There might be a show where we cannot have that, but most of the time we will be very excited and very very happy.”

To purchase tickets, visit Student tickets start at $14. Student tickets must be purchased in person at ASU Gammage box office. All other tickets are available online starting at $20.