For the daughter of Antonio Aguilar Jr., singing with Mariachi is the activity that allows her to feel more free when expressing herself as an artist.
Mago, 27, follows the path left by his grandparents Antonio Aguilar and Fleur Silvestre, who showed the rest of the world the traditions and culture of Mexico regarding ranchera music.
Coming from this breed makes it impossible to avoid comparisons and even rumors of a supposed rivalry between her and her cousin Angela, daughter of Pepe. But Magu says she takes the comparisons with humor, because in fact she is proud of Angela and only feels love for her family.
In fact, in 2015, Angela and her brother Leonardo and Mago joined the voices in “Los busqué”, an original song by Anna Barbara. Magu remembers that the occasion was a nice and fun surprise for everyone.
The young woman said during an interview with the Los Angeles Times in Spanish, conducted via Zoom from Mexico City, where she is located.
Mago’s debut single, “No voy a llorar,” had a “very nice response from people,” she shares. It can be heard on radio stations in Mexico and the United States, and the official video managed to get more than 4 million views on YouTube.
The singer has experimented with other styles of music, such as ballads and cumbias, and recently, “Soy” (2020) gave her the opportunity to combine pop music with Latin rhythms. But she feels really happy when she sings ranchero music.
“If you decide now to enter 100 percent [en esto], recording my first ranchera album, firstly because I really like Mexican music, and secondly because I experienced that feeling of freedom in performances where I can express myself to the fullest with mariachis,” he said.
In his latest song, “Me vale,” inspired by a phrase that new generations use often to refer to something they no longer care about, the powerful melody of the mariachi is heard to say goodbye to a relationship or person, so Mago said it’s a cause she fills with a sense of empowerment.
In the upcoming edition, the artist will seek to give her own touch to “En toda la chapa”, a classic of ranchera music, written by Jorge Cabrera Centeno, and already performed by several artists, including her grandfather Antonio.
Currently, Majo has not revealed information about where his first concert will be held, but says there will be more information after the album’s premiere, which will be released in November. He hopes to sing in Los Angeles, the place he visited several times with his father.
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