Members of the music duo Ha-Ash told EFE that they are proud to carry the Mexican flag of the United States during more than 20 concerts scheduled for 2023 in the North American country.
Hannah Nicole Perez, 37, one of the two sisters who make up the Ha-Ash group, stressed that Latinos in the United States are, without a doubt, very important in her career, and for that reason, the tour my outings with you He will tour the country’s geography beginning April 7 in Miami and ending May 28 in Stockton, California.
“It’s amazing to see that we go to a city where we think they don’t know our music and it’s full of people, where people echo our songs. That’s why it’s great to carry the Mexican flag in the United States,” said Hannah Nicole, who formed with Ashley Grace Perez, 35 years old, this country music band.
“Latinos in the United States are very important to us, we were born in this country, but we grew up in Mexico,” the artist explained about the significance of the 21st tour, which will serve to introduce the duo’s new album, hash mark.
“In addition, the tour is also a way to celebrate our 20-year career,” said 50 percent of Ha-Ash.
hash mark It went on sale September 1 and includes, among other things, hit songs What a man should knowAnd the You better get used to itAnd the If i were you s is it youin addition to collaborating with young Mexican artist Kenia OS in my outings with you.
hash mark It is the sixth album of the duo that released their first work, ha ashin 2003.
Fourteen years after its release, the album was certified gold as well as platinum in Mexico and has sold over 350 thousand copies.
The most ambitious tour
“It is the most ambitious tour of our career, because we are not just celebrating a new album, but 20 years of career. It is also ambitious because it is the largest production and has the most number of concerts planned,” Hanna Nicole said of this new project for the duo.
“People tell us that when they were in Mexico they listened to us and that it’s good to do it here (the United States),” the singer said.
She stressed the possibility of singing in English, “Since we were young, we lived half the year in the United States and the other half in Mexico, so we learned to see the positive side of two different cultures and speak two languages.”
Ashley Grace told EFE that after so many years in the business, it’s amazing that “people continue to give us space in their hearts.”
“When we signed with Sony Music, I was 14. I think time goes faster when you are having fun. Like her sister, she is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, although she is of Mexican descent,” said Ashley Grace, who is of Mexican descent. We worked all this time.
He noted the collaboration with Kenyan OS, with whom they shared a record company, which resulted in a song, my outings with youwhich reflects his dating experience.
“Indeed, on the date he made me walk — his partner — and then he mixed the liquor,” he jokingly recalls the poor outcome of that meeting.
Spanish is a romantic language
“When we met Kenya, I asked her and she told me she had a bad date too and so I told her about my experience and we laughed. He told me the same thing had happened to him,” he recalls.
The Perez sisters recorded 5 studio albums in these 20 years of activity: ha ash (2003); Opposite worlds (2005); Double room (2008); At the exact time (2011) and February 30 (2017).
During this time, they collaborated with artists such as Spaniard Miguel Bossi, whom Ashley Grace believes “one of the most beautiful”, not forgetting the ones they did with the Spanish band Hombres G, which was also a “fantastic experience”, as well as Melendi, with the subject Fate or chance.
Although Spanish is, without a doubt, the language of their music, they have room for English Already at homeIn 2008, he collaborated with American singer Brandi Carlyle, which became her first song composed and recorded in her mother tongue.
Ashley Grace emphasized, “Our songs reflect the experiences we’ve had, it’s our way of letting go of enthusiasm, telling us what happens to us and seeing that what happens to us also happens to other people.”
“We sing in Spanish because it is the most romantic language in the world,” he stressed.
Next spring’s tour will include cities such as New York, San Antonio, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
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