Seldovia Arts Council presents Latin American vocalist Sunday

Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2001

A Venezuelan-born daughter of the "Nueva Trova," Irene Farrera is a sultry Latina chanteuse. She will perform in Seldovia at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Susan B. English School commons.

Playing the six-string guitar and cautro, a Venezuelan four-stringed guitar, Farrera will play selections from a wide listing of influential Latin American composers that take the listener on a musical journey from remote Chile to the rancheras of northern Mexico.

Stylistically, her rhythms encompass Cuban bolero, Caribbean rhumba and return to Joropo and Charrasqueado, the folk music of her homeland, Venezuela.

She has three CDs -- "Walking in the Jungle," (1993), "Alma Latina" (1995) and her most recent, "Soi de Ti." Her works have won her a place in the world music arena. Farrera sings in Spanish and English.

Sing Out! magazine compares her voice to fine chocolate, saying "Farerra's voice haunts with power and passion, yet is not stranger to vulnerability. It's a voice you won't forget."

Farrera has performed with Charlie Byrd, Cesaria Evora and other Latin favorites.

Tickets can be purchased from Seldovia Arts Council Members. Adults are $12 and children are $8 in advance. At the door, prices are $15 and $10. For more information, contact Susan Mumma at

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