Malena Cano

 

Malena cano, also known as “la perla” is a very well known and popular mexican folkloric singer in the el paso-juarez area. She has been named the folkloric ambassador of the southwest. She has travelled extensively to washington, d.C. (twice), new york, philadelphia, las vegas, nevada, all of texas, new mexico, california, colorado, kansas, and many cities in mexico. She is a recording artist. To date, she has recorded 12 cd’s; the last 8 were recorded live in concert at the chamizal national memorial theater.She has been a regular performer in all of the local festivals for many years, I.E. Fiesta de las flores, 16th of september fiestas and cinco de mayo fiestas. She participated in 9 of the border folk festivals, and music under the stars, the last two in 1987 and 1988 which broke all attendance records for “ranchero night”.Malena held annual concerts to full houses starting in 1991. Her concerts were known for her impressive scenery, guest soloists, mariachis, folklorico and flamenco dancing,and a chorale group which did her back-up vocals.She is also an accomplished comedic actress with about 40 plays to her credit: amongst them: “quien es quien?”, “my fat friend (mi amiga la gorda) and “la familia Burron”, “ el sueño de petra”,“el pecado de petra”, and “la pastorela de petra”, which she directed and starred in the petra role. The “petra” plays were written by rupert reyes of austin, texas. Malena translated the scripts to spanish.Malena cano, also known as “la perla” is a very well known and popular mexican folkloric singer in the el paso- juarez area. She has been named the folkloric ambassador of the southwest. She has travelled extensively to washington, d.C. (twice), new york, philadelphia, las vegas, nevada, all of texas, new mexico, california, colorado, kansas, and many cities in mexico. She is a recording artist. To date, she has recorded 12 cd’s; the last 8 were recorded live in concert at the chamizal national memorial theater.

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