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Elena & Los Fulanos



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Band/Artist Name: Elena & Los Fulanos

Recommended if you like: Aterciopelados, Julieta Venegas, Shakira

Band Members: Elena - Lead vocals, guitar, Danny - Ukulele, Andrew - Drums

Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Elena & Los Fulanos / EH-LEH-NAH AND LOS (long o) FOO-LAH-NOS (long o)

Story behind your band/artist name: Singer-songwriter Elena Lacayo is a former nonprofit pro working on immigration issues who left politics in DC to form a bilingual folk rock band called Elena & Los Fulanos, with a few friends. Still based in DC, she and her band have become the voice of immigrants and other marginalized groups marching and protesting everything from the end of DACA to LGBTQ issues and support for Black Lives Matter. On any given day, Elena can be found with her guitar supporting different movements and rallies.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Mount Pleasant/ Columbia Heights

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 
Elena has been in DC for 10 years and shaved the district flag into her hair at her anniversary.
Elena & Los Fulanos played at Fiesta DC, one of the DMV area's largest Latino festivals in the area.
Elena used to work on immigration policy before she quit to pursue music full time.
Opened for Gaby Moreno
Part of a movement of protest music out of DC
Paired up with Christylez Bacon on a song and video

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: In May 2016 we released a video featuring a local immigrant mother who hasn't seen her son in 12 years for our song called "Amor Migrante" about family separation due to the broken immigration system:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeZBqYq98YQ&feature=youtu.be

Official Website URL: http://www.elenalosfulanos.com/

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/elenaMusical

iTunes Link: https://itun.es/us/W2Wd2

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/79MJ5nMR6qtIdezb778r5d?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Main Genre: Latin

Other Genres: world, indie, folk, rock, folk-rock, Latin fusion

Empresarios

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Band/Artist Name: Empresarios

Each current band member: First&Last name, nickname (if any) and instrument: Javier Miranda (percussion), Sonny Cheeba (DJ), Anthony Gary (drums), Paul Chaconas (guitar), John Bowen (DJ), Frankie Rosado (Vocals), Felix Perez (vocals)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC? : Arlington, VA - most of the band members live in arlington.

Atleast 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band that are related to persons/places/things/events that happened in the Washington DC area. Give us fun stuff, not normal bio stuff!: Multi-lingual & multi-cultural band w/ three Puerto Ricans, Asian American, African American and Caucasians. Representing that DC Diversity!
The band toured throughout Puerto Rico in 2015 and appeared on numerous Puerto Rican TV shows.
The Empresarios hit tune "Sabor Tropical" was featured in EA Sports FIFA 2012 World Cup Video Game.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share?: Alternative Latin Music with a blend of hip-hop, reggae, house, cumbia, dub and salsa.

Band/Artist Website (not Facebook): www.empresariosmusic.com

Band/Artist Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/empresariosmusica

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/empresarios/336774763?app=itunes

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/59iD1zNdeUomze2AM8FSLn