This is precisely what Layla Angulo passionately sings about in “Que te vaya bien sin mi,” a catchy and fun piece that is getting great responses from OurStage fans.
The song has been in the OurStage Top Ten charts several times, most recently in August of 2010.
Layla Angulo is a great example of how you don’t have to be born in Latin America to play authentic, extraordinary Latin music. Born in Louisiana to parents of Greek and Irish descent, Layla was raised between Boston, Los Angeles, Hawaii and Seattle.
Due to her international upbringing, Layla grew up loving and knowing a variety of music styles, including salsa, classical jazz, Mexican rancheras and traditional Greek music. Perhaps this explains why her music has such a strong jazzy influence, and such an interesting combination of international sounds. Or why she lists Tito Puente and Dizzi Gillepsie among her major influences.
According to Layla, Boston was the place where she first fell in love with jazz, but it wasn’t until she moved to Spain that she really started to come to terms with her own music style. While in Spain, Layla came in contact with a variety of African, Celtic and Middle Eastern sounds that had huge influence in her music.
Play “Que te vaya bien sin mi” and you’ll immediately experience that magical blend of jazzy and Afro-Peruvian sounds that are so particular to Layla’s music. You’ll especially appreciate how the salsa element, mixed with her fabulous voice and an interesting drum background, help produce a melody that gets everyone moving.
There is no doubt about it: Layla’s career is as promising as ever. Over the last few years, she has continued to engage her intensely loyal and growing fan base with the release of her Latin jazz CDs. Her success is another example of how amazingly diverse Latin music can be. Enjoy this song. ¡Provecho!