La Mera Candelaria... in the news.
1/7/2020: "La Mera Candelaria... is a proud queer Xicana who not only combines Colombian cumbia with Caribbean sounds like Son Cubano, but she also relays feminist and socially conscious messages."
- Stephanie Mendez, Remezcla (read the full article here)
9/20/2010: "Lead singer Stephani is the queen of cumbia in Los Angeles."
9/12/2019: "Stephani “La Mera” Candelaria es la primera artista chicana en mezclar ritmos tropicales como la cumbia colombiana y el son cubano; con letras humorísticas que transmiten un claro mensaje feminista e inclusivo."
7/31/2019: THANK YOU to Gary Alvarez for inviting me in to the studio to share some of the music that inspires me and influences my work! Along with the music, we also talked about my experiences growing up in San Juan Bautista, performing with El Teatro Campesino, teaching history in Watsonville, relocating to LA to pursue a musical career, recording her debut album "Si Reina" and so much more! Listen here!
3/6/2019: Cruz Castillo's new episdode of NHMC's "Millenials Meet World" features an hour-long interview with La Mera! Click here to listen!
8/29/2018: "The singer-songwriter... [is] creating a refreshing new musical mix she lades with sassy feminist lyrics."
5/29/2018: Check out La Raza Chronicle's Brenda Illesca's interview with Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria, covering her move to Los Angeles, the new EP, the concept of the music, and more! Click here!
1/11/2018: "La Mera Candelaria rejects the status quo—with danceable beats."
7/3/2019: "Candelaria is a badass. A passionate and “sassy” (her word) performer with biting wit and no-nonsense feminism in the lyrics. She mashes the traditional and contemporary together, resulting in music that crosses the generational gap."
6/27/2019: "Stephani Candelaria, through her music project La Mera Candelaria, seeks to bring the sounds of cumbia and son music to whoever will listen (and hopefully dance along). This passion for authentic Latin music goes beyond her gorgeous vocals and full backing instrumentals of congas, tambora, guira, bass and more."
4/11/2019: La Mera was featured on the new hit podcast, "Conservatish!" Check out the full interview, in which she discusses the band name, bad tippers, tajin, the new album, and more, here!