Was born Sagitarius on November 24th in the beginig of the 1970´s in Longbeach, California, USA., but grew up and lived all het childhood in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico, where she started her music studies at the age of eight.
Her parents, both mexicans, were photographers, they had five children, but only Julieta became musician, she studied piano, music theory, singing, and cello in the Northwestern Music School in Tijuana and also in the South Western College of San Diego, California. Those studies took place while she was a highschool student. And she also had private Cello lessons.
In Hightschool, a friend invited her to join a band called "Chantaje", band that some time later will become "Tijuana No".
The band played for 2 years, and in that time Julieta also was playing with Luis Güereña and Alex Zúñiga of "Chantaje". Julieta and Alex wrote a song called "Pobre de ti", Song which will some time later will make Tijuana No become famous. Since she was a teenager, JULIETA VENEGAS started to write her own music witha very personal style, and even that her musical influences are not very noticed, she liked to klisten to Susan Vega, David Bowie, Prince and Charly García.
In 1992 JULIETA VENEGAS began working in music theater, participating in Edward Coward's "Sirenas de corazón". When she was about to turn 22, JULIETA VENEGAS moved to Mexico City, seeking to increase her exposure. In 1995, JULIETA VENEGAS was invited to compose the music for Francisco Franco's theatrical production "Caligula probablemente", which ran for approximately twelve months. While doing this, she also formed a band called "Lula" and started playing and composing scores for the accordion.
Later, JULIETA VENEGAS formed the group "La Milagrosa", which later became simply JULIETA VENEGAS. In 1996 she signed an exclusive contract with BMG Ariola and began recording her first solo album, titled "AQUÍ". JULIETA VENEGAS received the NUESTRO ROCK award for BEST ALBUM of 1997 for this debut album. One year later, MTV awarded her the BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE award for the video "Como sé".
"Bueninvento" is the title of her second album, recorded between October 1999 and January 2000. It contains 14 songs, including "Instantánea", which talks about taking a photograph, "Enero y abril", which describes a half-hearted love relationship, "Sueño de sombras", about two people flirting and "Casa abandonada", a song which covers the topic of when someone calls another person and this person is not at home and so the other person starts to wonder where the other person is, who he's with, what he's doing...
JULIETA VENEGAS wrote all lyrics and music. She invited recognized and accomplished musicians and composers like Toño Hernández (Control Machete), with whom she worked on the song "OTRO SOL", and Quique and Meme (Café Tacuba), who collaborated on the songs "Enero y abril", "Hoy no Quiero", "Flor" and "Salvavidas".
"This album is a lot more evolved than the first", Julieta says, "because I feel that it is more complete, more energetic. I put more elements into it, like more musicians, acoustic guitars and above all, I was interested in taking the focus off one instrument, that is, making one song with the piano, another with the accordion, etc. This time what I did was give more importance to the lyrics and I created a musical balance with the arrangements... Also, lyrically speaking, there are changes because although I speak of love and indifference, I also take on characters. It's more about the psychological reactions that we humans have. I critique attitudes."
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