Ceci Bastida, a steadfast presence of the Latin alternative music scene, remains influenced by her early roots. Growing up in Tijuana, Bastida has always had foot in two cultures.
In the 90s, she was still a teenager when she co-founded Tijuana No!, an aggressive, punk and ska-laced act legendary among scene cognoscenti (and where Julieta Venegas also got her start). These days, based mostly in L.A., she continues to flirt with traditions from both sides of the border.
Her latest album, “La Edad de la Violencia” (“The Age of Violence”) often boasts more synth-pop sounds than before, but the energy and lyrics behind it still recalls her punk rock days. Fusion recently met up with Bastida for an intimate session in Echo Park’s Bedrock Studios. Check out how she sounded up close and personal.