Argentinian singer-songwriter Cecilia Zabala joins Diana Gameros in her only Bay Area performance at Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco on February 13 at 7pm.
Advance $10 tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/147099
Singer-songwriter Ceciliza Zabala is one of the leading voices in contemporary Argentinian music. Her notable vocal ability, delicate rendering of acoustic melodies and impressive guitar ability intersect to …produce her unique trademark sound. She skillfully blends sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition while drawing on a rich mixture of influences ranging from Argentinian folklore to jazz, tango, and Brazilian music.
Drawing from the work of artists as diverse as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Juana Molina, Zabala`s work combine traditional, classical and pop elements.
Her first solo recording, “Aguaribay” (indie 2007), mixed Argentinian folklore repertory with original instrumental and vocals compositions, creating a new sonic landscape. Soon after, Zabala released “Pendiente” (MDR Records 2008), an album that moves away from her previous folk roots to reveal unusual rhythms and unique melodies with contemporary compositions by American-Russian Regina Spektor, Marcela Biasi (Brazil), David Aguilar (México) and Diego Penelas (Argentina).
Since 2006 Cecilia has performed at international venues with her duo “Las Morochas” (UK) and as a soloist artist in Germany, Switzaerland, Spain. In 2008-2009 she was part of “International Guitar night”, a project created by American guitarrst Brian Gore wherein four internationally renowed guitarist offer an evening of their own music as well as collaborations among themselves. She participated in three different tours – UK, Canada, United States – the last sharing the bill with renowned guitarists Benjamin Verdery (USA), Pierre Bensusan (France) and Brian Gore (USA). In adition to her performance tours Cecilia Zabala presents workshops and master classes focusing on Argentinean music, songwriting and arragements for guitar.
In 2010 she did her first solo tour in the United States with concerts in New Orleans, New York City and Boston and taught master classes on Argentine music for Guitar at the New York City Guitar Society and Yale University. Her upcoming tour will include dates in U.S., Paris (France), Fribourg (Switzerland) and Leipzig (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland).
Diana Gameros is one of the leading Indie, World, Latin & Folk singer/songwriter in San Francisco. Diana’s music ranges from traditional mexican styles of playing to latin pop/bossa nova rhythms. Her striking vocal ability, gentle and expansive sound of the guitar and deepness of her lyrics makes her one of the most versatile performers in the Bay Area. Music and cultures from around the world has inspired Diana to sing and write in different languages (spanish, english and french).
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