The Album: “Mosquita Y Mari” soundtrack (2012)
Aurora Guerrero is a Chicana filmmaker whose 2012 sweet coming-of-age story about two young Chicanas falling in love in Huntington Park was hit at Sundance that year. The Hollywood Reporter called it “…a robust work of self-discovery for two girls at the most awkward and confusing years of their young lives, and a testament to Aurora Guerrero’s storytelling prowess.” Traditions and emotions merge as the Yolanda and Mari’s relationship grows intensely over time.
The narrative is underscored by a gorgeous soundtrack – the sound of East Los Angeles’ eclectic underground music scene featuring indie artists across genres: ska, punk and hip hop with bands like Mexico 72, Pistolero, Viernes 13 and La Pobreska.
We sat with Aurora to talk about her curation process, the music vibe of Huntington Park, what falling in love sounds like when you’re 15 and how Mosquita Y Mari put Southeast L.A. on the map in a new way.
More on Aurora Guerrero
- Aurora’s Wikipedia entry
- Interview with PopMatters
- Twitter | Instagram
- Why Ava DuVernay Wanted Aurora Guerrero on Queen Sugar (OWN)
Show Tracklisting (all songs from soundtrack unless indicated otherwise):
- Mosquita Y Mari – Main Title
- Yoli On the Rooftop
- Ponle Frenos
- Las Cruces de Tijuana
- Esta Soledad
- Pierdete Chica
- El Dia Previo
- Mi Corazon Es Para Ti
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