Mexican Las Nenas
were formed in the late '80s, starting as a folk/dance group, and later becoming involved in traditional and tropical music. After touring Mexico and the U.S. in 1998, Las Nenas
decided to turn to a mixture of Cumbia and norteño styles, simply known as Cumbia norteña. Soon, they signed with EMI Latin and recorded Al Rojo Vivo
, which was produced by Hector Villa
and Mario Pupparo
. Las Nenas
, led by sisters Soraya and Vanessa Manchaca, were named ONU Ambassadors to promote family values during their live performances.