Read Related: 5 Things You May Not Know About Emilio & Gloria EstefanSince then, she’s found time during her globe-trotting concert schedule to give birth to a boy named Jacinto, an Aterciopelado album called Rio, and her second solo album, Andrea Echeverri: Dos. Always the non-conformist, this time she recorded her latest album right at home, with vocals by her mother and husband, and cover art by her daughter. As fun and easy as she makes it look, Echeverri has had to fine tune her lifestyle. She talks to Mamiverse about what this whole motherhood adventure has been like for her, while offering a high priestess’ words of wisdom for other working mothers and artists out there.
Simply because our favorite Florecita Rockera is now a mother of two doesn’t mean she’s lost her edge or her energy. Andrea Echeverri, the tattooed, pierced, and iconic frontwoman of Aterciopelados—the Colombian rock band that rose to stardom in the late 90’s with their unapologetic lyrics about political corruption, machismo, and environmental decay—is still putting the alternative in Latin music. After giving birth to her daughter Milagros in 2002, she stated publicly that becoming a mother was a powerful experience for her, both physically and emotionally. Inspired by her personal experiences as both lover and mother, in 2005 she released her first eponymously titled solo album that went to the heart of all the organically psychedelic sensations she was undergoing. It was sensual, fecund, moody, and deliriously joyful, and in true Echeverri fashion, it never shied away from telling it like it is. No matter how uncomfortable it may have made her male fans.