August 24th, 2022 10pm Stage 3
Ceci Juno is an Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, composer, and music therapist who has dedicated her life to exploring music in its many forms. Despite them being very different facets of her work, she realized that her purpose is making music for the common good. Experimenting with different styles from pop and rock to R&B, Ceci Juno has always loved making music for her and for those who identify with it.
Ceci started her career as a solo artist in 2017 with the release of her first EP 'Libre|Espacio', which she started producing during her studies at Berklee College of Music. The opportunities that came with this release paved the road for the production and release of her first album 'Fantasmas' (2019), which consolidated Ceci Juno as one of the singer-songwriters from the Latin American independent music scene with a successful tour around several countries in Latin America. During 2020, Ceci released important collaborations with Chilean, Mexican, and Colombian songwriters such as Benjamín Walker, Borbolla, Juliana Velásquez, y Pilar Cabrera.
Ceci has shared the stage with artists of ample trajectory such as Armando Manzanero, Jorge Drexler, Erlend Øye, Monsieur Periné, and Bomba Stereo and describes these experiences as some of the most important in her career.
Ceci is currently promoting her second album ‘Temporal’, which she started writing during the pandemic and it narrates the many transformations of someone who's gone through an important spiritual awakening, impulsed by the realization of how fragile life, relationships, permanence, and all of the things that we take for granted are.
Sara Ontaneda is an award-winning singer-songwriter and producer based in New York City. Her music is a colorful blend of Pop, Latin, and Electronic sounds with heart-felt lyrics in both Spanish and English.
Sara wrote all the lyrics, produced and was the recording engineer of her first EP, “Marte y Júpiter” released in 2015. This led Sara to tour in Ecuador as well as many cities of the US, including festivals like South By Southwest (SXSW 2016) , MUSIKFEST, South Florida Folk Festival, among others.
With the release of her debut album, “Entre Espacios y Colores” Sara toured internationally with notable performances in SXSW 2018, the NAMM Show, LIFA Music Festival (Mexico City), LatinIndie (Chicago), among others.
In 2019 Sara won the award for “Best World Music” at the Richmond Film and Music Festival and the award for “Artist Revelation of the Year” at the Premios Unidad in NYC (Ecuadorian Music Awards).
As Sara continues to explore her calling as writer and producer, her sound has evolved into more electro-pop and synth-pop styles. She is currently working on her EP "Volcan" that explores the beauty in destruction in relation to self, slowly releasing songs like "Tsunami " and "Huracan".