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JULIETA VENEGAS Biography JULIETA VENEGAS was born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California. She started her musical training by studying classical piano as from the age of eight. Daughter of Mexican parents, who are professional photographers, JULIETA VENEGAS was the only one of five children that chose to get into music. Along with piano lessons, she also started taking music theory, singing and violoncello classes at Northeaster Music School and South Western College, in San Diego, which she alternated with her high school studies. She also took cello lessons with private tutors, enriching her training and musical style. Through a high school friend, JULIETA VENEGAS was invited to play with the band “Chantaje”, the predecessor of “Tijuana No”; groups that played Ska and reggae. The group lasted two years. JULIETA VENEGAS, however, continued playing now and then with Luis Güereña and Alex Zúñiga from “Chantaje”, with whom she composed the song “Pobre de ti”, a song that made the band popular. As a teenager, JULIETA VENEGAS began composing very productively her songs with a unique personal style, and although she does not have any strongly marked influences she did enjoy listening to Suzanne Vega, David Bowie, Prince and Charly García, among others. In 1992 she ventured into musical theater, participating in “Sirenas de corazón” by Edward Coward, then playing at the National Theater in Monterrey, Mexico. When she was about to turn 22, she moved to Mexico City in search of a more fulfilling environment. There she met Fratta from Café Tacvba and other artists, who helped her, put together her career. In 1995, JULIETA VENEGAS was asked to compose the music for the play “Calígula probablemente” by Francisco Franco, which ran for nearly twelve months. At the same time she formed a band called “Lula” and started playing the accordion, an instrument she also began doing musical arrangements for. Later she formed “La Milagrosa” with Fratta and Rafa González, a project that became, simply, JULIETA VENEGAS; a young musician and composer who in 1996 signed a contract with BMG and started recording her first solo album entitled “AQUÍ”. The album wasrecorded in Los Angeles, California, produced by Gustavo Santaolalla. She wrote some of the songs, played the accordion, piano, guitar and vibraphone. “AQUÍ”, released in 1997, was the result of five years of work. Great friends and prominent musicians such as Joselo and Quique Rangel (Café Tacvba), Rafael González (Botellita de Jérez) and Patricio Iglesias (Santa Sabina) participated in this musical endeavor. The album was released in Spain, the U.S. and several Latin American countries.