Jenny and the Mexicats

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Jenny and the Mexicats
Background information
Also known asPachucos y la Princesa
OriginMexico, Spain, United Kingdom
GenresFlamenco, indie folk, cumbia
Years active2008–present
Associated acts Edit this at Wikidata
  • Jenny Ball
  • David González Bernardos
  • Pantera Mexicat
  • Icho Mexicat

Jenny and the Mexicats, previously known as Pachucos y la Princesa, is a multicultural band composed of English trumpeter and singer Jenny Ball, Spanish percussionist David González Bernardos, and the Mexican brothers Pantera Mexicat on guitar and Icho Mexicat on double bass.[1] Their style blends elements of flamenco, jazz, folk, and cumbia, with lyrics in both English and Spanish.[2] The band is considered independent, and it does not have a contract with any record company.[1][3]


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2012: Jenny and the Mexicats
  • 2014: Ome (album)[4]
  • 2017: Mar abierto/Open Sea[5]
  • 2018: Ten Spins Round the Sun (10 Year Anniversary Album)
  • 2019: Fiesta Ancestral[6]


  • "Verde más allá"
  • "Me voy a ir"
  • "Flor"
  • "Labios"
  • "Boulevard"
  • "Frenético ritmo"
  • "Me and My Man"
  • "La diabla"


  • "Se viene, se va", Mr. Kilombo (2014)
  • "Tiene espinas el rosal", with the group Cañaveral (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2012 Los Guilles Best World Music or Musical Hybrid Winner [7]
2014 Los Premios 40 Principales 2014 Best Mexican Act Nominated [8]


  1. ^ a b "Jenny and the Mexicats lleva su fusión de ritmos al Lunario" [Jenny and the Mexicats Take Their Fusion of Rhythms to the Lunario] (in Spanish). Mexico City: 29 May 2013. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ Contreras, Felix (26 March 2018). "Jenny And The Mexicats". NPR Music. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Jenny and The Mexicats dicen no a las disqueras" [Jenny and the Mexicats Say No to the Labels]. La Raza (in Spanish). Notimex. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Jenny and the Mexicats presentó su nuevo álbum 'Ome'" [Jenny and the Mexicats Present Their New Album 'Ome']. Noticias de Espectaculos (in Spanish). Notimex. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Jenny and The Mexicats Announce New Album 'Mar Abierto' Out Today". Broadway World Music. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  6. ^ "NOTHING WRONG WITH MIXING CULTURES: An Interview With Jenny and The Mexicats".
  7. ^ "Jenny And The Mexicats Wins Madrid Live Music Awards: Los Guilles 2012". World Music Central. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Buenos Aires acoge la II edición de los Premios 40 América" [Buenos Aires Hosts the 2nd Edition of the Premios 40 América] (in Spanish). Los 40. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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