La Boca

1 CD - Jazz Village 570094
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  • Alejandra Ribera is a Paris-based Canadian singer-songwriter, of Argentinian-Scottish heritage - and she manages to bring all that to her music. Her sound is an exotic hybrid of folk, indie, jazz and world music that weaves together a sophisticated range of instrumentation (piano, strings, brass, percussion and guitars) and Ribera’s intoxicating, feverish vocals (in English, French and Spanish). Her influences are cited as Tom Waits, Chavela Vargas, Bjork, Lhasa de Sela and Patsy Cline and comparisons could be made also to the rich, distinctive vocal and unconventional song structures of fellow Canadian songstress Basia Bulat. Tracks such as 'I Want', 'Goodnight Persephone' and 'Satellite' reveal a true artistic integrity and a knack for the pure pop hook, suggesting huge potential in the (somewhat crowded) female singer-songwriter sphere.

    Ribera’s accolades speak for themselves; album track I Want won the ‘Best International Song in English’ award at 2014’s SOCAN Awards in Canada. In the same year, Ribera was crowned ‘Best New Artist’ at both Vancouver and Edmonton Folk Festivals. She has opened for Melody Gardot at the Olympia in Paris and supported Ron Sexsmith and Arthur H.

    UK press and promotion by Hannah Gould Music PR
    Radio promotion by Futureproof

    Alejandra plays her first UK gig on 8th March at Servant Jazz Quarters, London

  • 1 CD - 0h 53mn 0s
    upc/ean. 3149027006224
    ref. 570094
    release date. 2016-03-25