Mexican songstress Ximena Sariñana graced the Parish stage on the Monday before Thanksgiving, greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd composed of fans from both sides of the border.
Sariñana mixed her set up nicely, playing hits like “Normal” and “Reforma” from her critically acclaimed debut album as well as new songs like “Different” and “Echo Park” from her recently released sophomore album.
There were simplistic ballads as well as electro-influenced pop tunes (the latter of which caused Sariñana to dance with rhythmic glee).
Throughout the set, fans shouted “¡Te amo!” and let out gritos whenever she mentioned Mexico during between-song banter.
And there was plenty of banter, as Sariñana’s charm was on full display, from the bashful grin-smile to the self-aware corny jokes. The 20-something songbird showed why she is one of Mexico’s preeminent pop performers.