A Rising Star
About Angelica Montaño
"Something about Mariachi music always
warmed my soul, it felt like the melodies,
harmonies, lyrics and arrangements running
through my veins like fire."
Music is the language of the mind, body and soul, a concept Angelica Montaño has taken to heart throughout her music career. As a songwriter and singer, Angelica expresses her passion for her Latin heritage in an impactful way. She blends tradition and contemporary to showcase the sounds that make Mexico special and vibrant.
Born and raised in Whittier California, Angelica Montaño's Mexican roots run deep. Her parents are from Los Reyes Michoacán Mexico. "My best childhood memory is when my parents sold paletas at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena." said Montaño. "It was a thrill to meet many Mexican singers backstage at the event." You might say that was the beginning of her love affair with traditional Mexican music.
"Selena Quintanilla was my very first role model," she said. "Selena inspired me at such a young age to sing and dance on stage. Because of her singing and performing has always come naturally to me."
"I remember as a kid putting on headphones and blasting my Alejandro Fernandez, Mariachi Vargas, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico CDs and day dream of one day performing on a big stage with the best Mariachi band ever known," she said.
"Mariachi music has always been my favorite.
I will stay true to my heritage until my last breath."
Angelica Montaño draws upon their Mexican roots and lifelong passion for music.
"Whatever you do, Mija, do your best. Be different from everyone. Stand out."
"If you have a dream, don't let anybody take it away."
Angelica's Debut Single Available Now!
5 Things About Angelica
Honoring Her Heritage
Angelica discovered her ancestors are Purépecha Indianas. They are known for musical skills and were one of the most advanced civilizations of Native American tribes in Central America. Notable Mexican figures who share her ancestry are NASA astronaut and inventor José Moreno Hernández, musician Don Pedro Dimas and Juan Mendoza, known as El Tariácuri, was a Mexican singer of the Mariachi genre.
As an advocate for pets' rights and anti-animal cruelty, she is a supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society. A portion of her music sales, virtual and live performances will benefit the foundation.
She grew up listening to Alejandro Fernandez, Mariachi Vargas, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and Selena Quintanilla.
Health and Fitness
One of Angelica's passions is health and fitness. She loves to lift weights and training others. When she is weightlifting, her fierce, strong and determined side comes out.
Works with Horses
A natural animal lover, Angelica is a skilled equestrian. She enjoys riding and caring for horses. Her other hobbies are gardening, reading, and hiking.
Best Friends Animal Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.
The official flag of the Mexican Indians Purépecha also known as Tarasco, an indigenous people of the State of Michoac. Juchari Uinapekua means "Our Strength."