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Ceci Bastida's new solo effort inspired by Murakami, Mexico and motherhood

by Alex Cohen and Jacob Margolis | Take Two

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Singer Ceci Bastida started performing with the Mexican punk/ska band Tijuana No! when she was 15 years old. A little more than a decade later, the band broke up and eventually Ceci decided to pursue her own solo music career.

This week she released another solo effort called "La Edad de la Violencia."

La Edad de la Violencia

On the album, she sings pieces inspired by the works of Haruki Murakami, violence in her native Mexico and her worries about raising her child in today's world. The work channels a much more indie sound than her fans might have heard in her earlier work.

Ceci Bastida joins Alex Cohen to talk about her influences and what it's like to perform on her own after performing with a band for so long.

On June 26, Ceci will also be performing at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. 

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