“Goust...move[s] between cultures, languages, and genres to deliver anthems of personal, cultural, and political identity... [a] visionary Mexican-American musician."
- Claudia Norman, celebrate mexico now fest
Latinx neo-folk artist Renee Goust (she/they), who grew up on the US/Mexico border, writes bilingual songs about gender equality, the LGBTQIA+ experience, immigration, and other social justice issues.
Renee’s mission is to be a proud voice for the feminist, queer, and gender non-conforming Latinx community that is typically under-represented in the folk music traditions of Latin America. She has performed in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, France, and the US, appearing in renowned venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Mexico City’s El Cantoral. Renee has shared the stage with artists such as Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso and Latin Grammy-winning Jorge Glem, Latin Grammy-winning Mireya Ramos of mariachi Flor de Toloache, and acclaimed Afro-French duo Les Nubians, to name a few.
Her music has been featured on publications such as The Nation, Spain's El Pais, Argentina's La República, and Mexico's Milenio, and live broadcast shows such as NPR's Live From Latino USA, and Mexico’s ADN40. Her song La Cumbia Feminazi has been used as an agent for social change in feminist marches throughout Latin America and Spain since its release in 2017, becoming an anthem for the movement.
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