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Amanda to release single “Mi Libertad” from her upcoming album Recuerdo!

Are you hungry?  I filmed the video for the first single “Mi Libertad”  from my upcoming album Recuerdo at Gus’ Tacos in Toronto and I hope it wets your appetite!  My Dad, Gustavo Martinez ,who the album is inspired by, rode his bicycle from Mexico to Canada back in 1956 with his brother, my Tio Arturo. It took them 82 days!

Their plan was to return to Mexico by motorcycle but they fell in love with Toronto and my Dad made a new life for himself in Canada. He used to say that he always wanted to open his own Mexican taqueria so my mouth dropped open when almost a year after he passed away I saw Gus Tacos! Not just one but a slew of locations in Toronto.

A Toronto photographer,  Shlomi Amigo,  had posted a photo of Gus Tacos and I happened to see on his Instagram!! We had been talking about doing a photo shoot with my band so this gave me the idea to shoot it there.   I ended up inviting the amazing Mitch Fillion to film our music video there for the song Mi Libertad. Mil gracias Mitch for all your hard work and willingness to move so quickly on this!

We just posted a teaser today of the video which premieres Friday May 17.  The single airs for the first time on JAZZFM91 ‘s Cafe Latino,  hosted and produced by my dear friend Laura Fernandez.  And guess what? May 18 was my Dad’s birthday!! Salud Gustavo!! Tune in for the premiere of the video on Youtube where I will do a live Q and A after!

Watch the teaser on my instagram and tune in Friday at 4pm EST for the video launch! Saturday afternoon between 4 and &pm  is my interview on line jazz.fm on Cafe Latino or o radio 99.1FM