Angelica was born in Cartagena, Colombia and dreamt of being a singer ever since she was a small child. She fondly remembers both of her parents singing to her and her siblings as children. She began her musical career
at age 17, singing rancheras with the mariachi band 'Dos Generaciones'. Her big break came in 1998 when I finished third in a competition organized by Radio Activa with more than 100 participants. She came to England in 2002 when her band, Orquesta Original de Cartagena, won a competition to represent Colombia at the international Music Village festival in London.