This column shares the fireside chat I had with Latin Grammy winner/Emmy-nominee, Gaby Moreno at our VentureCrushSF event in June 2019. During our chat, Moreno graciously performed a moving solo acoustic version of “Salvese Quien Pueda” off her Grammy-nominated album, Illusion. You can see that on the video (below) right after she explains why she will never release the official video she filmed for that song.

Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno earned a Grammy nomination for her album, Illusion (Best Latin Album of the year, 2017), and an Emmy nomination (the "Parks & Recreation" theme song), and won a Latin Grammy (Best New Artist, 2011). The official video for "Fuiste Tú" (the song she did with Ricardo Arjona) has been viewed on Youtube 775 Million times, charting at number 1 in multiple countries. Gaby is justifiably proud of her role doing the theme song and voicing a character on multi Emmy Award-winning Disney children’s television series, “Elena of Avalor,” which features Disney's first Latina princess. This week, Netflix announced that "Gaby Moreno’s moving version of “Cucurrucucú Paloma” was chosen to play at the end of the emotional” penultimate episode of "Orange Is The New Black,” the multi-Emmy winning show that has become Netflix’s most watched original series. Noting that this season (the show’s final) will contain “timely and disturbing ICE detention scenes,” presumably further cementing the political implications of Moreno’s artistry. 

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