Tatiana Uncovers Intimate Details!!
Latina Song Siren Sings All!!
Tatiana Palacios Chapa, known to her millions of adoring
fans as simply "Tatiana," has revealed the intimate
details of her recording success. What appears to the outsider
to be a smoothly functioning hit-making machine that spews forth
one top-selling collection of songs after another, she explains,
is actually rooted in a highly organic concatenation of artistic
collaborations. Everything begins and ends in the highly creative imagination of Tatiana.
Each album begins as a concept. For instance, Tatiana's newest
(as of this writing), Acapulco Rock, emphasizes the theme of
early rock n' roll, with virtually all of the tunes dating to the
1950s and 1960s. Once she arrives at a concept, she begins
looking for songs that reflect the theme and that are suited to
the high standards of a Tatiana project. Sometimes the best
suggestions, she tells us, come from "family and friends" (If you
have a suggestion post it on the site, she has been known to look
After a short-list of possible songs is ready, Tatiana
prepares to record. She explains: "When I recorded pop and
ballads, each album was made by a different producer and in
different countries and cities [including] Italy, Spain, Los
Angeles, Miami, etc., and usually the A/R [Artist and Repertoire]
director would . . . arrange everything." With her children-
oriented material, however, success has bred reliance upon her
own instincts as well as the considerable talents of
Pepe Luis Soto, member of the Miami Sound Machine, musician
extraordinaire, and resident of that Florida city. Tatiana sends her
song list to Don Soto, with her ideas about arrangement,
instrumentation, tempo, etc. He then attempts to bring what she
hears to life. Following a lengthy process of suggestion,
counter suggestion, and experimentation, Tatiana, now in
Miami, adds her special magic by laying down her vocals. In all,
once the songs are chosen, she reports that the process takes
"like three or four months to do the whole thing."
While the music is being prepared, Tatiana also introduces her
current theme into her costumes, which she designs herself, her
television show, El Espacio de Tatiana, and her
popular stage act. Songs are rehearsed, dance-steps are
prepared, scenery and props built - just the final stages of the
long, challenging, but creatively rewarding, process that brings
the always unique Tatiana, we know and cannot help but
love, to her public.
© 2001 by Richard A. Morton
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