Elis Paprika (real name Erika Elizabeth Nogues; May 8, 1980) is an independent singer-songwriter from Guadalajara, Mexico. She has been active in Mexico's Rock scene since 2004. She has performed 3 times at Auditorio Nacional in México City, along with Julieta Venegas in 2007, Belanova in 2008, and Juan Gabriel in 2009. She has performed in three Vive Latino Festivals in México City, first in 2006, in 2011, and again in 2014. Elis Paprika has also performed internationally in North America, South East and East Asia, and Europe. She was named "Band of the Month" on MTV Latin America in August 2006. Musicians in her band have varied with the years, and her current live and recording band is called The Black Pilgrims. Elis started her career in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.
Elis Paprika in 2012
|Birth name||Erika Elizabeth Nogues|
|Born||May 8, 1980|
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
|Genres||Alternative rock, Stoner rock, Rock and roll, Grunge|
|Labels||Independent, Dragora Records|
She has released 8 records to date, Give Me Love in 2006, EP2 in 2007, Express in 2009, Maldito in 2010, Animal in 2012, Adiós in 2013, Black & White in 2016, Venganza in 2019. She also released the singles "Love Love Love" in 2011, and "Now Girls Rule" in 2014 which were not included in any of her previous records, but are now part of Black & White; She was also a part of the tribute álbum Amo al Divo de Juarez with her versión of "Hasta Que Te Conocí" by Juan Gabriel, as well as the tribute album Tributo A: Ana José Nacho (Mecano) with her version of "No Tienes Nada Que Perder" by Mecano.
Elis was born Erika Elizabeth Nogues on May 8, 1980 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, being the youngest of three children. As a child, she trained as an Olympic gymnast and as a dancer. Her father died when she was 6. She moved to Texas with her family as a teenager in 1992 where she lived for one year. She and her family moved back to Guadalajara, and in 1994 Elis moved to Querétaro Mexico to her aunt's. She shortened her name to Elis, inspired by Elis Regina.
After moving to Querétaro, her aunt and uncle started her in music lessons, as all of her cousins studied music. Elis has been known to say that what she really wanted was to continue with her dancing in the hopes of becoming a professional dancer. She learned to play the Saxophone and music in general, but by a twist of fate some of her friends signed her up (unbeknownst to her) for a singing contest at school in Querétaro, where she ended up in second place. It was there she realized that she wanted a career as a singer. Elis then moved back to Guadalajara where, a year later, she started singing for the local band La Verdad No Importa, from where she was later fired because she "didn’t sing that good". After that rejection she took singing and guitar lessons in order to start writing her own songs. In 2000, after being in a couple of more local bands, she started formal music studies at CEDART for a couple of years. While studying there, she held a job doing press and PR for different concert promoters in Guadalajara.
2002-2003: First demos
She interrupted her studies in 2002 and moved to London England for one year, where she began writing some of the songs she would later release as Elis Paprika. She held a job as a waitress during her stay in London. She returned to Guadalajara México in 2003 where she started a band called The Paprikas, with a local musician named Raul Velazquez (not to be confused with Raúl "Rul" Velazquez, who would later be Elis’ guitar player in The Black Pilgrims). At that point people began referring to her as "Elis from the Paprikas" or "Elis Paprika", the name she later adopted. After a few tries with The Paprikas, Elis recorded a demo for the song "Sunny Day", working with Shaboomy (later guitar player for Azul Violeta), and Eric Diaz, guitar player and bass player respectively from the band The Waitress from Guadalajara México. The Waitress was originally Elis’ first solo project. The name of the band was inspired by her time working as a waitress in London and Guadalajara before making music. Once she began to be recognized as "Elis Paprika" and making more music apart from her project, Elis left The Waitress. The other members of The Waitress continued without her.
2004: Elis Paprika
In February 2004, Elis’ showed the demo of "Sunny Day", to Luke Castillo, who was then playing guitar and singing for the band Becker. Luke liked what he heard and they started working together, and this is where Elis Paprika was formally established, with Luke Castillo on Guitar, Richo Acosta on Guitar, Chumino on Bass, and Chicho (also playing with the band Plastiko), on Drums. With this lineup, Elis recorded the demo for the song "Give Me Love". Chicho left the band and Arnold Benz briefly became the drummer. They recorded demo versions of the songs "Bitch" and "Texas" with him. Arnold left the band and Richo Acosta called Willy Gonzalez, from another band he played in, to take over the drums. Later, Jorge "Gordo" Miramontes came in on bass after Chumino left the band. At this point, and with this lineup, they all decided to work as a band instead of Elis being a solo artist. Elis Paprika then became the name of the band. Their first live show as Elis Paprika took place in Guadalajara Jalisco México, on December 14, 2004 at the Hard Rock Café Guadalajara.
2005-2006: Give Me Love
Elis Paprika began playing in several venues and quickly ascended in Guadalajara's rock scene. They played Sol Radiante Festival, Zapopum Festival, and the Hard Rock Live at the Hard Rock Café Guadalajara on several occasions. It was during one of these performances that people from Suave Records became interested in Elis Paprika, signing them in 2005. Under this label, Elis Paprika released the record Give Me Love in 2006, produced by Luke Castillo and Richo Acosta, and was licensed to Sony Music Mexico for its distribution in Mexico.
The first single, "Give Me Love", had a fast and big acceptance, and consequently Elis was invited to play at the Festival Vive Latino in 2006 and Corona Capital, also in 2006. In August of that same year, Elis Paprika was named "Band of the Month" on MTV. After this, MTV invited Elis Paprika to perform live for a recording of the program Alerta.
As all of this was taking place, contractual problems began to surface between Elis Paprika and her then record label Suave Records.
2007–2008: Contractual problems, EP2, and Juan Gabriel tribute
After the success of Give Me Love, problems between Elis Paprika and her then record label Suave Records increased to the point where the impulse the band had, came to a halt.
In early 2007, Elis requested Suave Records to release her, resulting in a lawsuit.
Luke Castillo decided to leave the band to concentrate on his other band Becker, and Ramón "Zacky" Velarde took his place in the band.
Elis recorded her voice for the original score of short film Jacinta, winner of the Festival de Cine de Morelia, from director Karla Castañeda, with music by Gilberto Cervantes. Jacinta was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival that same year.
Elis Paprika recorded EP2 in 2007, but this second record did not see a formal release due to the lawsuit with Suave Records. EP2 was released that same year, but only through free download on the Internet.
Early in 2008, Elis Paprika was invited to be a part of the Juan Gabriel tribute album called Amo al Divo de Juárez. For this, Elis recorded her own version of the Juan Gabriel song "Hasta Que Te Conocí". The record came out, with her version of the song as one of the official singles.
Elis Paprika played on December 8, 2006 for a Green Peace event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in a campaign against illegal fishing in protected waters.
In late 2008 Elis and Suave Records settled their lawsuit, and the band was released from their contract with Suave Records, allowing Elis to concentrate on her band and performances. She signed under new management with Zepeda Bros.
At the beginning of 2009, "Gordo" quit the band, and was replaced by Omar “La Doña” Gil on bass, who stayed with the band until early 2010.
Elis Paprika began 2009 with new live performances and writing new songs, and in May of that year, entered the studio to record the songs that would eventually become her album "Maldito", produced by Guido Laris. Originally intended to be released as two separate EP's, the songs were recorded at Montecristo Studios in Mexico City, but once they were ready, it wouldn't be released until some time later, due to differences with her management over the way to handle promotion as an independent release, or through a label.
That summer, Sony Music México invited Elis Paprika to be a part of Tributo A: Ana José Nacho (Mecano), a Mecano Tribute record, where she recorded her version of the song "No Tienes Nada Que Perder".
After not being able to release the songs she recorded that May, Elis Paprika entered the studio once more in Guadalajara at Richo Acosta's studio to record new and previously unreleased songs. Express was released, produced by Richo Acosta, and licensed to EMI Music México for distribution, in October 2009, being this her first record to officially be promoted since Give Me Love in 2006. The first single from Express was "Tarde o Temprano".
2010-2011: Move to Mexico City, new band, and Maldito
After differences with her bandmates, Elis decided in early 2010, in the middle of promoting Express, not to continue working with the same musicians in her band. They went their separate ways and Elis went back to being a solo artist. This interrupted the promotion of Express.
Luke Castillo came back to play and support Elis on guitars, and had a major role in putting a band back together. Luke invited Paul Richards to play bass, and two other members of the band Aurum from Guadalajara, Vela and Luis Angel, to play guitar and drums respectively.
In May 2010, Elis moved to Mexico City in order to continue and better the handling of her career and to promote future plans. Working with Zepeda Bros. Elis decided to finally use the songs that had been recorded a year before, and since these songs had been on hold for over a year, it was decided to released them as one LP, instead of the two EPs they were originally meant for. It was because of all the time that these songs were on hold, that she named the LP Maldito, which in Spanish means "Cursed".
Meanwhile, Elis began to make new acoustic performances of her songs in unplugged shows, featuring Ernesto "Arbol" Licona, and Ana Lía Perez, on guitars. Ernesto Licona has been constantly playing guitar on Elis’ performances ever since.
That August, Vela and Luis Angel retook their labors with Aurum, and Elis invited Raul "Rul" Velazquez to play guitar, and Jimmy Strike, from the band Cherry Strike from Guadalajara to play drums. With this lineup, Elis played the 212 Festival by RMX, in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, on September 12, 2010. This concert marked the beginning of her "Maldito Tour".
That October, after a couple of shows, Jimmy left the band to retake activities with Cherry Strike, and Cachi Zazueta became the permanent drummer.
Maldito was officially released in late November 2010 under Zepeda Bros., Warner Chappell México, and Drágora Records. It hit stores nationwide in Mexico, and on iTunes internationally.
The Maldito Tour went on until mid-2011, reaching most of Mexico. During this tour, Elis played the Vive Latino Festival for the second time, on March 8, 2011. Maldito became the record to reposition her in Mexico's Rock scene.
At the end of the Maldito Tour, in July 2011, Elis ended her working relationship with, her then management office, Zepeda Bros. and continued as a completely independent artist, handling her own office. Elis recorded the single "Love Love Love" at Suite 21 Studios in Guadalajara Jalisco, produced by Luke Castillo, which was officially released on August 4, 2011, initially as a free download through SoundCloud, as a "thank you" to all of her fans for the success of Maldito. "Love Love Love" is part of the Chilean movie Que Pena Tu Boda's soundtrack, as the main credits theme, making this Elis' debut in South America.
In October 2011, Elis along with Rul and Cachi, from her band, got together in Guadalajara to begin writing Animal. That same month, they entered Suite 21 Studios in Guadalajara Jalisco to record the songs, produced by Luke Castillo, and Rul Velazquez.
Elis released Animal in February 2012, produced by Luke Castillo, and Rul Velazquez, under Drágora Records. For this record, her band since the Maldito Tour of 2010-2011, adopted the name The Black Pilgrims. The song "Animal" was the first single.
In January 2012, Luke Castillo left the band once again, to concentrate on studio work, and was replaced by Stepha Campbell on guitars. In July 2012, Paul Richards left the band. After playing with a couple of substitute bass players for a few months, Dylan Deville joined The Black Pilgrims in November 2012. By the end of 2012, Rul Velazquez left The Black Pilgrims to join Siddartha's band full-time. In January 2013, Cristian Hernandez joined Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims on guitars.
On March 12, 2013 Dapuntobeat's record "I/O" was released, featuring Elis on vocals on track #9, "Interzona". On March 16, 2013 Elis sang "Interzona" live with Dapuntobeat at the 2013 Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City.
In early April 2013, Stepha Campbell left The Black Pilgrims and Elis announced open auditions. After auditioning a few guitar players, Adan Ruiz landed the job, his first gig with the band being in Hermosillo, Mexico on June 1, 2013.
On August 27, 2013 the song "Canción de Amor Para los 3" was released as the first single of her record ADIOS. The official video for "Canción de Amor Para Los 3" was released on September 30, 2013. The record "Adiós" was officially released on October 22, 2013.
On December 9, 2013 it was announced that Elis Paprika, along with her Black Pilgrims, were officially part of the XV Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City, as part of her 10th anniversary tour in 2014. This marked her third appearance at Vive Latino.
Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims began their "Adiós" tour on March 28, 2014 at the Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City.
2014-2015: 10 Years, and Now Girls Rule!
On October 20, 2014 Elis Paprika &The Black Pilgrims released a new single "Now Girls Rule!" that marked the beginning of the Now Girls Rule movement. The song "Now Girls Rule!" features Sandrushka Petrova and Cristina Mo from Descartes a Kant, as well as Renee Mooi, and Vanessa Zamora.
2016-2018: Black & White, and growth for the Now Girls Rule movement
In early 2016, Elis recorded tracks for her double EP "Black" & "White". These recordings feature bass player Vivien Larena. In February 2016, Vans included Elis Paprika's Now Girls Rule movement in their 50th anniversary celebrations, holding a House Of Vans Mexico concert, with Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims, Ruido Rosa, and Italian Hip Hop artist Miss Simpatía on March 18. Shaboomy Lozano from the band Azul Violeta replaced Cristian Hernandez who left the Black Pilgrims in early March, 2016. Vans also held a "Camp" for girls 8 and up, featuring music lessons given by Now Girls Rule artists, held on March 19 and 20 at School of Rock (company) Mexico City.
On March 4, 2016 Elis Paprika released "Sad Girl", as the first single off Black & White. "Sad Girl" was recorded by Shaboomy Lozano and Eric Diaz, with whom Elis originally began her career. On April 4, 2016 the official video for "Sad Girl" was released.
On June 2, 2017 the song "Olvídame" was released as the second single off Black & White through ONErpm, with its official video.
Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims released an animated video for "All My Friends Are Dead", the third single off Black & White on August 6, 2017. The band toured Mexico, The United States, South Korea, and Europe. The Mexico leg of the tour included the Circuito Indio organised by Mexico's Vive Latino Festival. Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims performed at Zandari Festa 2017, held from September 29 to October 1, 2017 in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea.
From late January through mid February, 2018 Elis Paprika played the final leg of her Black & White tour in the US, and performed in Canada for the first time, with a date in Vancouver BC. On May 4, her song "Now Girls Rule" was featured in Amazons's original series Diablo Guardián, season 1, episode 4.
Elis recorded Venganza in May, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico. This record, Venganza was produced in collaboration with Richo Acosta, one of Elis' original guitar players, at Train Studio GDL. The first single "Stupid Song" was releases on August 17, 2018. "Stupid Song" was included in the motion picture soundtrack for the Mexican film "Plan V", directed by Fez Noriega, and scored by Rodrigo Dávila, which premiered August 13, 2018 in movie theatres across Mexico. On September 10, 2018 the official video for "Stupid Song" was released. "Mi Corazón", the second single off Venganza, was released November 9, 2018, with its official video being released on May 6, 2019. The complete record Venganza was released on August 16, 2019.
Elis and the band played South Korea, including performances at Zandari Festa 2018, and Pohang Steel Art Festival in October 2018. They began 2019 with a US-Canada West Coast leg of the tour that began in northern Mexico with an appearance at the Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Alamos, Sonora. Ernesto Licona returned to the band on guitar. In late June and early July, 2019, Elis Paprika toured Japan for the first time, with 4 dates in cities around Tokyo, and were the first Mexican Rock band to perform at Playtime Festival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Elis played a show in Colombia for the first time at the Festival Internacional Altavoz in Medellín, on November 9, 2019.
Elis Paprika's single "Stupid Song" was included by the 34th annual FICG (Guadalajara International Cinema Festival), in Mexico, for the promotion of 2019's "Premio Maguey" (Maguey Award), that recognises LGBT performances and accomplishments in Cinema.
- Give me Love (2006)
- EP2 (2007)
- Express (2009)
- Maldito (2010)
- Animal (2012)
- Adios (2013)
- Black & White Double EP (2016)
- Venganza (2019)
- "Give Me Love" (2006)
- "No puedo" (2006)
- "No me vas a callar" (2007)
- "Hasta que te conocí" (2008)
- "Tarde o temprano" (2009)
- "Totally Kill Me" (2010)
- "Feliz" (2010)
- "Love Love Love" (2011)
- "Animal" (2012)
- "En mi cabeza" (2013)
- "Canción de amor para los 3" (2013)
- "Adiós" (2014)
- "Now Girls Rule!" (2014)
- "Soñador" (2015)
- "Sad Girl" (2016)
- "Olvídame" (2017)
- "All My Friends Are Dead" (2017)
- "Fight" (2017)
- "Stupid Song" (2018)
- "Mi Corazón" (2018)
- "Free" (2019)
- "No tienes nada que perder" (2010)
- "Ven a mi casa a ver Donnie Darko" (featuring Pipe Llorens) (2011)
- "Interzona" (2013)
- "Tic Tac" (2013)
- MTV Alerta Live (2006)
- Amo al Divo de Juárez (A Juan Gabriel Tribute Album, featuring many artists, where she participates with her version of “Hasta Que Te Conocí) (2008)
- Tributo A: Ana José Nacho (Mecano) (A Mecano Tribute Album, featuring many artists, where she participates with her version of “No Tienes Nada Que Perder) (2010)
- Dapuntobeat "Interzona" (Track #9 on Dapuntobeat's record "I/O". Elis is featured on vocals) (2013)
Musicians in her band (The Black Pilgrims)
- Current Members
- Cachi Zazueta – Drums, Back up Vocals (2010–present)
- Cristina Mo – Bass, Back up Vocals (2014-2015, 2017–present)
- Richo Acosta – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2004–2010, 2018–present)
- Diego Diez – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2018–present)
- Ernesto Licona – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2010–2011, 2018–present)
- Former Members
- Raul "Rul" Velazquez – Guitar (2010–2012)
- Luke Castillo – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2004-2007, 2010–2011)
- Chumino – Bass (2004)
- Chicho – Drums (2004)
- Arnold Benz – Drums (2004)
- Willy Gonzalez – Drums (2004–2010)
- Ramón "Zacky" Velarde – Guitar (2007-2010)
- Jorge “Gordo” Miramontes – Bass (2004–2009)
- Omar "La Doña" Gil – Bass (2009–2010)
- Vela – Guitar (2010)
- Luis Angel – Drums (2010)
- Jimmy Strike – Drums (2010)
- Paul Richards – Bass (2010–2012)
- Stepha Campbell – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2012–2013)
- Dylan Deville – Bass, Back up Vocals (2013–2014)
- Cristian Hernandez – Guitar (2013–2016)
- Majo Villaseñor – Bass (2016-2017)
- Vivien Larena – Bass (February–June, 2016)
- Adán Ruiz – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2013–2018)
- Shaboomy Lozano – Guitar, Back up Vocals (2016–2018)
- Suave Records (2005–2008)
- Zepeda Bros. (2008–2011)
- Dakota Booking-Mgmt (2011–present)
In popular culture
Elis Paprika is part of soundtracks in popular culture, mainly, but not exclusively in Mexico. Her song "Tarde o Temprano" can be heard in episode two, season 1 of the TV series Soy Tu Fan by Canana Films, and Once TV Mexico, presented on MTV. Her song “Love Love Love” is in the final scene of the Chilean Film Que Pena Tu Boda's soundtrack from 2011. Her songs "Happy", "Give Me Love", and "Texas" are included in the soundtrack of the Mexican film Amor Xtremo from Buenavista Pictures. Her song "Mucho" can be heard in Mexican Film Llamando a un Angel’s soundtrack by Disney Pictures, Karma Films, and Fidecine, 2008. Her voice was recorded for the original score of Mexican short film Jacinta, winner of the Festival de Cine de Morelia (Morelia Film Festival), and shown at the Cannes Film Festival, from director Karla Castañeda. Her song "Feliz" can be Heard in the soundtrack of Mexican Film 31 Días from Goliat Films, 2013. Her song "Now Girls Rule" is featured in Amazons's original series Diablo Guardián, season 1, episode 4. Elis Paprika's songs "Feliz", "Me Desperté", "Love Love Love", "Mucho", and "Boogie Boogie" are part of the soundtrack of Mexican film Lo Que Podríamos Ser, directed by Javier Colinas, that premiered on April 13, 2018. Her song "Stupid Song" is part of the motion picture soundtrack of the Mexican film Plan V, released in August, 2018 and directed by Fez Noriega. "Stupid Song" was also used by 2019 FICG (Guadalajara International Cinema Festival) to promote 2019's Maguey Award.
- Elis Paprika’s performance as opening act for Julieta Venegas in Auditorio Nacional Mexico on Nov 24 2006
- Elis Paprika’s performance as opening act for Belanova in Auditorio Nacional Mexico on Feb 15 2009
- Video of Elis Paprika’s performances in Auditorio Nacional with Juan Gabriel
- Elis Paprika’s performances in Festival Vive Latino
- "Vive Latino 2011 lineup in Rolling Stone Magazine". Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "Elis Paprika speeks to Rolling Stone about Maldito". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "Article on ANIMAL's video by Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "Article on the record ANIMAL by Indie Rocks". Archived from the original on 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- "Rolling Stone gives away Love Love Love by Elis Paprika". Archived from the original on 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- iTunes link to Black by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- iTunes link to White by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Article on the Juan Gabriel Tribute Album by El Informador
- Excelsior Newspaper article Elis Paprika's career, mentioning the release of this Juan Gabriel cover
- The Waitress official band page
- IMDb page for Jacinta Full Cast and Crew, mentioning Elis Paprika as singer for original score
- "Morelia Film Festival official web page". Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- Jacinta Short Film. Final credits mention Elis Paprika as "Vocal Interpretation"
- Link to article by Proceso Magazine about this Greenpeace event in Puerto Vallarta
- Video of Elis Paprika performing with Juan Gabriel at Auditorio Nacional Mexico
- Video of Elis Paprika performing at Vive Latino 2011
- IMDb page for Que Pena Tu Boda soundtracks
- "Que Pena Tu Boda the movie's official web page". Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- Review of a performance by Elis Paprika and Javiera Mena for Terra Live Music, with Dylan Deville playing bass for Elis Paprika
- "Photos of Rul Velazquez on Siddartha's official web site". Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- Video of Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims playing live, with Cristian Hernandez playing guitars
- EN MI CABEZA by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims Official Video
- iTunes Preview page of Dapuntobeat's record "I/O"
- video of Elis Paprika singing with Dapuntobeat at Vive Latino 2013
- video of Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims Live in Hermosillo Mexico, june 1st 2013, with Adan Ruiz on the far left
- "iTunes link to her song "Canción de Amor Para los 3"". Archived from the original on 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2013-08-27.
- official video for the song "Canción de Amor Para los 3" from Elis Paprika TV on youtube
- official iTunes link to the record "Adiós" by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- official video announcing the XV Vive Latino Artists
- "Vive Latino website feature of Elis Paprika for the 2014 edition of the festival". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- Youtube link for the official video for "Adiós"
- Link to Elis Paprika's official Facebook post, welcoming Cristina Mo as her new bass player. New band picture included.
- Link to The Black Pilgrims' official twitter account. Cristina Mo's twitter @anacristinamo is included as part of the band in the description
- Link to Descartes a Kant Wikipedia page
- "Link to Rolling Stones coverage of Elis Paprika's release of "Now Girls Rule!"". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
- Link to Official Video of "Now Girls Rule!" by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Link to Official Video of recap of Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims 2015 China tour
- Link to Filter Magazine's coverage of Elis Paprika in China in 2015
- Link to 2016 article in Indie Rocks Magazine mentioning Elis Paprika's performance in Meet in Beijing Festival 2015
- Link to Official Lyric Video of "Soñador" by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Link to Vans' official 50th anniversary events in Mexico Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- Link to iTunes store featuring the release of Sad Girl by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Link to oneRPM featuring the release of Sad Girl by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Link to Indie Rocks Magazine exclusive article on the release of Elis Paprika's video for Sad Girl
- iTunes link to WHITE by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- OneRPM link to the single "Olvídame" by Elis Paprika & The Black PIlgrims
- link to article about the official video for "All My Friends Are Dead" by Elis Paprika & The Black PIlgrims
- "link to Zandari Festa official webpage for Elis Paprika & The Black PIlgrims as international artist for their 2017 lineup". Archived from the original on 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
- "link to Rolling Stone Magazine article on Elis Paprika premiering the single "Fight"". Archived from the original on 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- IMDb link to series Diablo Guardian, season 1, episode 4, soundtracks
- link to "Stupid Song" by Elis Paprika on iTunes
- link to Exelsior's report on the music of the film "Plan V", with interviews
- "link to Rolling Stone's piece on the video for Stupid Song, with interviews". Archived from the original on 2018-09-11. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
- link to IndieRocks Magazine's piece on the release of the song "Mi Corazón" by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- Rolling Stone Magazine article on the release of "Mi Corazón" by Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims
- link to 2019 FAOT in Alamos Sonora
- link to 2019 FICG Premio Maguey info
- IMDb link to series Soy Tu Fan, Season 1, Episode 2 "Teatro"'s soundtrack
- Wikipedia page for Soy tu Fan, list of songs heard in the series
- "Soy Tu Fan, the series' official web page". Archived from the original on 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- "Que Pena Tu Boda, the movie's official web page". Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- IMDb page for Amor Xtremo soundtracks
- IMDb link to Llamando a un Angel (2008) soundtrack
- "Article about Elis Paprika's participation in Llamando a un Angel". Archived from the original on 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- IMDb page for 31 Días (2013) soundtracks
- Article about 31 Días
- IMDb page for Lo Que Podríamos Ser (2018) soundtracks