Colombian singer Fatiniza releases debut album in native country| 01 July, 2011
Fatiniza was born in the Colombian mountains of Bucaramanga and raised to the beat of Latin rhythms. As a girl she would scribble down lyrics and hum melodies. These have matured into her debut album, Confusion which will be released in Colombia this July after achieveing success in the Middle East.
Her debut Confusion, which includes lead single “Out of Control” mixes rock and pop influences with a contemporary latin edge as well as Asian sounds. This will obviously bring her parallels with Shakira, an artist who initially used an Eastern backdrop in order to stand out from the Latin crowd.
One of the interesting things about Fatiniza is that, instead of heading to Miami, as did Shakira and Ricky Martin before her (as per the Latin pop model), she moved to Dubai in order to establish herself. Now with a debut album being released in the Middle East and Colombia, as well as being available worldwide on iTunes, it’s hard to fault her logic!
In some ways it’s hard to think of worlds more disparate than the Colombian countryside and the land of the elite in Dubai. While residing in the country Fatiniza has been performing continuously, playing in famous hotel resorts as well as for such a variety of notables as His Highness Sheik Khalifa Al Nayan, the ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheik Mohamed Al Maktoum, Tiger Woods and football giants AC Milan.
This has resulted in a serious amount of media attention, leading to nominations for Time Out’s Nightlife Awards as Best Local Artist in Dubai in 2010 and 2011. Her debut music video, which you can view here, has also received heavy rotation on MTV Arabia. And this year kicked off with Fatiniza performing at the Dubai International Jazz Festival with musical legends such as Mica Paris and Macy Gray.
Confusion is available in stores and on iTunes.
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