Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
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Lourdes Perez & Friends Navidad
Show Time : 7:00 PM
Born into improvisational, musical traditions of Moca, Puerto Rico, musician, poet, and composer Lourdes Perez is noted for combining both power and fragility within the same, rich contralto voice. She has performed internationally for over 20 years, from performing arts centers to areas of conflict, paying soulful tribute to the passion and hope at the common heart of human struggle.
Perez has released eight albums, composed scores for theater, dance, and film, and has performed duets with legendary artists such as Mercedes Sosa, Jane Siberry, Indigo Girls, and Guillermo Velázquez. She was named “one of the finest Latin American vocalists and songwriters,” and in 2006, was recognized as “one of the finest living artists in the country,” and was among the first 50 artists to be named as a United States Artists Fellow. Perez’ 2016 release of Written in Water – a duet CD in Spanish and Arabic with Lebanese singer May Nasr – is her 9th album. She is the co-author and composer of the illustrated book and CD, Dulce Vigilante: Remembranzas de la Región Oeste de Puerto Rico.
This concert reunites her with dear friends and musical collaborators, violinist Javier Chaparro, pianist Kay Rivers Kidd and singer-musicians Iluminada and Hartt Stearns for an unforgettable celebration of new life, old friends and eternal love: ¡Navidad!
This show is an Independent Artist’s Project, supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.