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Following two sold out shows on her London debut in 2022, Silvana Estrada returns. Hailed as “one of Mexico’s greatest young talents and vocalists” by KCRW’s José Galvan, she has performed and recorded with artists including Natalia Lafourcade, Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler, Chile’s Mon Laferte and Spanish group Love of Lesbian.
Silvana grew up in a house in rural Mexico where not only music, but instruments, were made; both of her parents are luthiers. She emerged recently from a process of ‘poetic revolution’ with a clear idea of her musical identity, rooted in the legacy of great Latin American artists like Chavela Vargas, Violeta Parra or Soledad Bravo. Her album Marchita keeps things simple with the chords of her Venezuelan cuatro or other small Latin American guitars; a string quartet, spare percussion, piano, a lone saxophone. And primarily, her own voice, sometimes amplified in chorus.
‘Gorgeously understated, guided by her gauzy voice and rich, acoustic arrangements. Tapping into the vastness of Mexican music, she thrills in simplicity.’ Rolling Stone
‘Silvana Estrada’s voice oozes quiet fury. It’s a quality that connects her to a long line of women in Latin America, whose voices are almost synonymous with the experience of suffering and abandonment: icons like Chavela Vargas and La Lupe.’ The New York Times
‘Tinged with elements of jazz, chamber pop and Mexican folk, “Marchita’ — the Spanish word for “withered” — is a sublime meditation on heartache in all its gradations.’ Los Angeles Times