“Renee Goust is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter who is working hard to reframe traditional Mexican music to be more inclusive… She is redefining how traditional Mexican music is heard.” - Jeanne Montalvo
Mexican-American neo-folklore singer-songwriter, producer and arranger 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 intersectional feminist, queer, gender non-conforming, and brown Latinx communities that are typically under-represented in the folk music traditions of the Americas. 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. She has shared bills with Latin Grammy-winning artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Mon Laferte, Carlos Vives, Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem, Mireya Ramos of Flor de Toloache mariachi, Latin Grammy nominees Francisca Valenzuela, Mancandy, Sonia De Los Santos, and Grammy-nominated Afro-French duo Les Nubians, to name a few.
Renee Goust has produced, composed, arranged and performed original music for short films “The Last of the Chupacabras” and “Pozole” by Jessica Mendez-Siqueiros, produced by Disney and WeTransfer, respectively. Her work has also appeared on Tanya Saracho’s trailblazing TV series VIDA, which celebrates queer chicanx identities in East Los Angeles. Renee has been featured on publications worldwide such as Spain's El Pais, Argentina's La República, and Mexico's Reforma, to name just a few, as well as live broadcast shows such as NPR's Latino USA, NPR’s How I Made It, and Mexico’s TV Azteca. Her songs “La Cumbia Feminazi” and “Querida Muerte (No Nos Maten)” have become feminist anthems and are often heard in marches throughout Latin America and Spain.
Renee Goust was awarded the coveted NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts in March 2020. With their support, she wrote, composed, produced, and performed her first full-length album “RESISTER”, a bilingual folk album by, for, and about women, women-identifying folks, and people of trans experience. “RESISTER” was made possible thanks to a team of 26 cis and trans women, and 2 non-binary persons. The album was co-produced, recorded, edited and mixed by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jeanne Montalvo, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Margaret Luthar.
When not in the studio or on the road, Renee enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling to Mexico to spend quality time with her 90-year-old grandmother.
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