Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and currently residing in Los Angeles, California, is Kablito, a Latin artist and model gaining traction thanks to her unique sound, which she has been cultivating for years. Kablito, born Karen Freire, while originally from Ecuador, grew up in Minnesota and looked to combine elements of Latin music into new landscapes of pop and alternative.
Currently, she is boasting an impressive one-hundred thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, over fifteen thousand on Instagram, and eleven thousand followers on TikTok. As an emerging artist who grew up and faced adversity in a foreign place, Kablito has done an incredible job transmuting her emotions and stories into her music.
She notes in an interview with BeLatina that when she moved to Minnesota, she didn’t know much English and was one of a few people at her school that wasn’t caucasian. This would lead her to question her identity, asking whether or not she should even create Latin music. But, now, Kablito is consistently releasing songs with her loyal fanbase growing daily.
In 2019, Kablito sat down with Gary Vaynerchuk on his podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience, to discuss her career and put herself in the position to gain leverage. The eight-minute conversation is very insightful for any aspiring musician. We are embedding the podcast below with the timestamp when they begin talking, so be sure to tune in below!