She wears gold hoops, red lipstick and a Salvadoran flag around her neck. She’s La SalvadoReina, the latest Latina superheroine, and she’s saving the party with her cumbia jams.
La SalvadoReina Wants To Jumpstart Salvadoran Music In D.C., One Cumbia At A Time.
La SalvadoReina is back and starting 2015 with a new track and music video alongside Salvadoran rapper FenomeDon. La SalvadoReina met FenomeDon at David Amoroso’s Delicado/Violento (Delicate/Violent) art exhibition and hip-hop concert.
This has been a big year for Zavala, who introduced her side project with the clever stage name La SalvadoReina. From performing with Helado Negro, La Sonora Dinamita and Olmeca to opening for Calle 13 in September, La SalvadoReina is taking DC by storm with one cumbia rap at a time.
There are currently 262,000 Salvadorans living in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia)—that’s 32 % of the Latino population. As someone who grew up in our own little El Salvador, I can’t help but feel proud of my people for maintaining their culture. So, here are five reasons why I am proud of being Salvadoran en La Capital: