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5 Latina Artists Share How Motherhood Reshapes Their Music

Motherhood can inspire a number of profound changes, not only personally but also artistically. For many singers, becoming mothers affects their creative approaches, priorities and overall messages.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner — the second Sunday of May in the United States and other countries, May 10 in Mexico — new mothers in Latin music enlighten us on how motherhood has inspired their creativity.

(See also our list of “25 Latin Songs to Celebrate Mother’s Day”.)

This year, for example, Kali Uchis released Orquídeas, her fourth studio album. The production pays homage to Colombia’s national flower, which symbolizes beauty and resilience, but is also a celebration of femininity in which the artist shares her reflections as a new mother. Uchis revealed her first pregnancy with longtime partner, rapper Don Toliver, in the music video for her double track “Tu Corazón Es Mío” / “Diosa.”

Another touching story comes from Colombian couple Greeicy and Mike Bahía, who chose the music video for their 2022 single “Att: Amor” as a tender announcement of their impending parenthood. The song’s refrain, “Whenever there’s love, we’ll be witnesses of the most beautiful creation,” resonates with their fans.

Cazzu, another key figure in the contemporary Latin music scene, caused buzz when she announced that she was expecting her partner Christian Nodal’s child. During a concert at the Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires, she dramatically dropped her white coat to show her baby bump, turning her performance into a personal moment.

Below, Kali Uchis, Yuridia, Greeicy and more women in Latin music share how motherhood has expanded and deepened their creative process, in their own words.

Additional reporting by Ingrid Fajardo and Jessica Roiz.

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