““Goust... move[s] between cultures, languages, and genres to deliver anthems of personal, cultural, and political identity... [a] visionary Mexican-American musician."” - Claudia Norman
Latinx neo-folclore 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 intersectional 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, Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sonia de los Santos, and acclaimed Afro-French duo Les Nubians, to name a few. She home recorded her newest single “La cumbia de los endeudados” in times of Covid-19 with the collaboration of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jeanne Montalvo, Grammy-winning mastering engineer Oscar Zambrano, and Grammy-winning producer Ella Bric (Linda Briceño) on trumpet.
Renee’s music has appeared on Tanya Saracho’s trailblazing TV series VIDA, which celebrates queer chicanx identities in East Los Angeles. She has composed for films such as Jessica Mendez-Siqueiros’ “Pozole”, produced by WeTransfer, and Voz Productions’ screen adaptation of Edward Allan Baker’s “Dolores”. Renee has been featured on publications such as Spain's El Pais, Argentina's La República, and Mexico's Milenio, as well as live broadcast shows such as NPR's Latino USA, and Mexico’s ADN40. Her songs La Cumbia Feminazi and Querida Muerte are used as an agent for social change in feminist marches throughout Latin America and Spain, becoming anthems for the movement. Renee was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts’ Women’s Fund grant on March 2020. She is currently working on producing her first full-length album “Re-Sister”, a bilingual folk album by, for, and about women and women-identifying folks.