Citlali is a multifaceted Singer/ Songwriter and recording artist who was born and raised in North San Diego County. At the age of three, her father discovered her special singing talent while she was riding in her car seat on the way to school. Citlali’s father, her inspiration, worked with her to fine tune her velvet vocals. She began working with a classically trained Boston University Graduate and professional soprano to gain a strong foundation for her vocal technique. Influenced by her father’s love for Motown and soul music, Citlali decided after two years to pursue this genre that was so close to her heart.
At the age of seven, Citlali began to show impressive lyric writing skills and began writing and recording the inspiring single “Reach Up” with American Idol producer and Oxford Graduate Jason Brawner. She attended an exclusive writing workshop (of which she was the youngest songwriter) taught by a multi-Grammy winning Songwriter. Four years later, the song, “Reach Up,” was donated to the charity album Girls Against Abuse, to support the prevention of domestic violence against women. The year of the album release, Citlali met international award winning French record producer\composer Jean Michel Soupraya, was signed to JMWest Entertainment, and collaborated on the single, “Stop the Fiction,” which would begin the start of one of many groundbreaking singles as part of their eclectic EP CITLALII.
She continued her musical journey as an independent artist collaborating with Hip Hop/ Latin pop producer DK (Santiago Garza), plays and is signed with reggae/ roots/rock band,Kingsland under Phony Records, and has collaborated with world class Panamanian drummer/producer Marco Wood. Citlali continues to expresses her artistic and cultural diversity by singing in English, Spanish, and French. Especially proud of her American, Latino (Native Tarascan), Native American roots, she combines different languages and music styles from different countries to show that music is the perfect way to unite people of all backgrounds. As diverse in appearance as she is artistically, Citlali’s long raven hair and unique beauty and talent sets her apart from other artists in today’s American popular music genre. Citlali is bound to make a large difference and dramatically influence the music WORLD.