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Tricia Sebastian y Grupo Botanica

by Tricia Sebastian

Released 2000
Released 2000
A combination of Latin American folkloric music as it merges various cultural influences by constantly experimenting and combining rhythms and styles to create our own Botanica fusion.
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Grupo Botánica strives to introduce people to a variety of Latin American folkloric music as it merges various cultural influences by constantly experimenting and combining rhythms and styles from Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico.

We take our name from the Botánica stores that originate in El Barrio of New York and that specialize in magical practices and religious items. Grupo Botánica is comprised of 6 members who sing and play a variety of instruments including, guitar, upright bass, congas, flute, sax, and hand percussion. We are all teachers and profession musicians playing in and out of Chicago, IL.

Tricia Sebastian is also known for her bilingual children's music and has two albums called Canta Conmigo - Sing with Me and Corazon Alegre- Happy Heart. She has also recorded on the albums Songs for Wiggleworms and Wiggleworms Loves You along with several other projects she has done along her career. Her song Chocolate received national attention on Quakers Life Cereal commercial and an ABC hit sitcom Ugly Betty. Her song the Fisherman received honorable recognition from the Billboard Awards for Best Americana Song and the album Corazon Alegre was in the Top 10 of 2009 in the country for kids music.

Tricia started her career in the church and over time singing love songs in Spanish and entertaining the crowds with ranchers, boleros, and huapangos in her native town of Corpus Christi, TX. She joined a band and toured extensively learning many string instruments and new songs of Mexico and Spain. After college, Tricia moved to Chicago and started working at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Ravinia Festival teaching classes, performing, and creating music. She lives with her husband and two daughters now while still making music and enjoying teaching her children the same.