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June 12, 2019

This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Austin based sisters Tori, Tiffany and Sofia Baltierra have been playing as the Tiarra Girls since they were in elementary and middle school. Listen as they describe how seeing the video for No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” influenced them all stylistically and helped them find their voices as young women in music. They also tell the story of the genesis of their song “Leave it to the People” and trace how that song’s release has helped them see their music as a way to empower their community and advocate for the change they want to see in the world.

Tiarra Girls will be playing Chingona Fest on June 22nd at Hops and Grains Brewing along with Tribes and Bidi Bidi Banda. Get Tickets to Chingona Fest here.

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