De La Purissima in Los Angeles
Spanish contemporary music band De La Purissima make their U.S. debut in Los Angeles with an intimate ensemble.
Julia de Castro (composition, voice, and violin) along with double bass player and composer Miguel Rodrigáñez make their U.S. debut at Ruby Street, a Los Angeles-based church located in Highland Park, on November 25.
In addition to hits including Jose Alfredo, De La Purissima will play songs from their upcoming new album, Sonora, recorded entirely in Tucson, Arizona, and produced by Camilo Lara (IMS Instituto Mexicano del Sonido), and Sergio Mendoza (Calico, Devotchska). Their new album is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2018. De La Purissima’s first album, Virgen, was nominated for Best Jazz Album by Premios Min 2016; their single Chapero was selected a one of the best Spanish songs on 2016 by notodo.com; and just with one album on the market the band performed in different cities around the world including Barcelona, Manchester, Berlin, Shanghai, and Tunisia.
De La Purissima was born at the beginning of 2010. The band was founded by Julia de Castro and Miguel Rodrigáñez. They have been friends since they first met at a jam session and learnt about their common passion for jazz, classical music, and a Spanish folk music genre called cuplé. The term “De La Purissima” directly alludes to the Catholic Church teaching of The Immaculate Conception, by itself irreverent due to the highly loaded content of sex on the band’s lyrics.