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Meow Wolf is proud to announce the debut album of its first staff recording artist. Carlos Medina, old-school New Mexican singer and viral video sensation, is celebrating the release of his first studio album Carlos Medina: El Cantador. Carlos will play with a seven-piece Mariachi, perform bilingual comedy, and conclude the evening with a dance.
Like many of the original Meow Wolfers, Medina is a born-and-raised New Mexican. Representing a combination of Hispanic, Native American, and Mexican heritage, he contributes a unique perspective to the Meow Wolf creative team rooted in the centuries-long cultural traditions of the region. Medina’s music career began at age 7, playing for family friends in bars near his hometown of Ribera. Since then, he has played in 38 states and sold tens of thousands of handmade mixtapes on old-fashioned CD. His debut studio album Carlos Medina: El Cantador features 10 songs recorded in New Mexico with members of Albuquerque-based Mariachi Luna Azul under the direction of David Vargas. The album will be available as a CD and digital download on August 11th. The album is the first of many planned collaborations between Medina and Meow Wolf.