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Criss Marron Burns Up The Music Scene With Her Latin Flavor

By Nick Christophers

Here we are after the pandemic created havoc and uncertainty we are introduced to some type of normalcy. The virus put a hold on every type of industry yet some of us used the down time to cultivate our talents. This would be the case for Cuban sensation, Criss Marron.  She is the type of artist that welcomes all types of people to rejoice in her music which encompasses love and hope.

Criss came from a musical family as her grandfather was a trumpet player and her mother a songwriter. Her mother wrote the official song of her hometown city Santa Clara. Criss would watch her mother write lyrics as she played the piano. These two individuals served as her inspiration to step into their musical circle. At four years old, Criss took to the piano and mastered her first notes and by ten years old was already writing lyrics and performing.

She was also inspired by such artists like Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Backstreet Boys, Alex Ubago, Beyonce, Black Eye Peas, and Celia Cruz. Her music is a fusion of Latino R&B, Reggaeton, urban fusion and Hip-Hop, with a taste of Cuban seasoning. Her goal with her music is the hope it serves as a soothing element and a form of empowerment, especially for women. Upon her arrival in the US, she made it her business to link up with a reputable label. She would sign on with Y.L.S. Entertainment Group in NY and began releasing some singles.

In 2019 she put out a tribute to Gloria Estefan and Bolero Cubano with the track “CON LOS AÑOS QUE ME QUEDAN”. This was only the beginning of what she was due to create in her growing career. One of her hot tracks now is the song “LOQUERA ft. Bobby the Dog” which was produced by See See Beats and Criss the video was directed by Unchained Creatives. The video for the track has reached 400 thousand views on You Tube since its release in February 2021 and impressive viewership from countries like Colombia, Argentina, and Chile.

“I was introduced to Bobby through my label YLS ENT GROUP when I was already looking for a Dominican character because I had this idea of doing a fusion version of a slightly Cuban afro vibe fused with Dominican dembow and reggaeton. When bobby came through, I thought he was a genuinely nice, quiet, and a hard worker and we invited him to come to the studio. We showed him the track that Skiggy my producer had for me and that I ended up polishing by adding the bass and giving some structure to the final beat. Bobby loved it, started writing some lyrics, I helped him out with some bars to match perfectly with mine and the rest is history.”

On the horizon is her new single “La Mujer” which is due out on July 23rd. This specific track is intended to honor her Cuban musical roots mixed with Hip Hop. Like her typical message to her fans the song is meant to uplift, empower, and put women together on the mission to play a bigger role in and for society. Her main goal now is to release a full album by the end of 2021 with an uplifting Latin sound for all to enjoy. You can keep up to date with her music at the website below and follow her on the YouTube channel CrissMarronVevo.

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