With a welcoming sound that embraces cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, pop and jazz, the singer-songwriter Alea moves her audiences with messages of the spirit, calls for social change and free-flowing love. Originally from La Guajira, Colombia, Alea’s performance encompasses an entire generation of ethno-futuristic and folkloric music accentuated by buttery vocals, deep-rooted grooves and uplifting guitar. Alea’s in-person performances are powerful encounters of the spirit, passionate travelogues that link downtown New York to a tropical Colombian cantina. They are celebrations of Latin America and new definitions of what “Latin Alternative” can be. Her latest album, 2021’s Alborotá, was favorably reviewed by Rolling Stone, NPR, SongLines Magazine, El Espectador, La W Radio, Shock, Radio Nacional de Colombia, Jazziz Magazine, NTN Tenemos Que Hablar, and was added to NPR World Café’s “The World Café Best New Latinx” Playlist.
For this premiere presentation, Alea will be performing tracks from her acclaimed album alongside new, never-before-heard songs about heartbreak and resilience. These new productions smoothly tie in latin R&B and afrobeat, all with an emphasis on her well known latin folk diversity.
Alea’s band for the evening will include Sinuhé Padilla Isunza (guitar, bass, vocals), Franco Pinna (drums), George Sáenz (accordion and trombone), Berta Moreno (saxophone, clarinet); dancers Argelia Arreola and Maricarmen Betancour, and special guests.
Photo courtesy the artist.
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