Janney “Chiquis” Rivera is honoring the memory of her late mother through music…
The Mexican American singer/reality television star, the daughter of La Diva de la Banda Jenni Rivera, has premiered on YouTube a song entitled “Paloma Blanca.”
Rivera’s banda-themed song is dedicated to her mother who died in 2012 when her small plane crashed while on business in Mexico.
“Paloma Blanca,” which means “White Dove” in English, was posted to the ChiquisOnline channel on YouTube, which is normally reserved for Chiquis’ fashion tips.
Chiquis sent news of the new song out to her 477,000 followers on Twitter, writing, “Available #palomablanca #chiquispalomablanca on my official channel on YouTube.”
The song, presented with lyrics, opens with the words, “Sweet Sound Records presents Chiquis.” An image of Chiquis appears next; she’s wearing a white dress and looking at the white clouds in the sky.
The song’s opening begins with, “You don’t know how much I miss you … today I miss your laugh. From a star, you take care of me.”
Like her mother, Chiquis performs the song in her iconic banda style, which incorporates brass instruments to give the composition a specific sound in a genre that’s popular in Mexico and the U.S.