Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Maritxell is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and actress. It was during her European tour as an actress on "The Indian Queen" opera (which won a Golden Mask Awards in 2015) that she felt driven to write and record her own music.
Blending modern acoustic genres yet firmly rooted in tradition, her music arises from her love of Puerto Rican folklore. Maritxell's approach to her songs is clearly influenced by her experience as an actress, as she infuses them with a dramatic element and writes from the point of view of a storyteller. Her style can be described as fiercely feminine and full of poetic imagery. She lists strong female performers such as Nina Simone, La Lupe, Mercedes Sosa, and Lila Downs as some of her inspirations. In Los Angeles, Maritxell has been a cultural ambassador for Puerto Rican culture. Founder of Taller Kurubina, a music and dance company, she has made her mark as a cantadora de Bomba puertorriqueña, serving as lead singer in several groups of the diaspora that proudly carry this traditional genre.