In the upcoming EP GIRLHOOD, it’s Complicado, a recently-turned quinceañera in Chicago shares the joy and complications of experiencing the traditional birthday celebration, pre- and post-pandemic. Marisol and Sofia, mother and daughter of the group Marisol La Brava & A Flor de Piel, produced this five-track songbook as a way to celebrate Sofia’s quinceañera.
The new EP will be available later this year.
In the meantime the trio—dad completes the project—will have a public celebration of their new single, “Mi Primer Amor,” on July 10 at Walsh Park (1722 North Ashland, Chicago, IL 60614).
About Marisol La Brava & A Flor de Piel
Marisol Ceron grew up in Chicago, in the Pilsen and McKinley Park area. She attended St. Xavier University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree as a reading specialist. She also attended the American College of Education for her master’s degree in school administration. She currently teaches second grade in Chicago. She strongly believes that education and the arts go hand in hand: “I hope to cultivate the love of education and music in future generations.” Marisol is the co-founder and frontwoman for the band A Flor de Piel, where she composes original music, sings, plays the jarana, dances, and co-directs and manages alongside her husband Renato Ceron since 2007. She is also a founding member of Embrujadas Chicago, a collective created by women for women that organizes events featuring and aiming to empower women in the arts.
Renato Ceron is a multi-instrumentalist based out of Chicago. He has recorded and played with many different Chicago groups and is a Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee. He currently co-directs the band A Flor de Piel with his wife Marisol, which the couple founded in 2007. Renato also teaches general music as well as mariachi music in the Chicago Public Schools.
At 13 years of age, Sofia is the youngest member of the band. Her passions include singing, composing lyrics, and music and drawing. She plays cajon with the group, dances, as well as interacts with the audience. She is currently learning how to play the guitar and the jarana. She was born into A Flor de Piel.