While her music is rooted in Chilean folk traditions, singer-songwriter and acordeonista Pascuala Ilabaca deftly weaves strands of jazz, pop, rock, and other influences into the mix. Ilabaca has dedicated herself to rediscovering the musical treasures of her country: her first album, “Pascuala canta a Violeta,” is an homage to Chilean composer, songwriter, and folklorist Violeta Parra. Ilabaca’s voice is as vibrant as the brilliant red accordion she plays — whether she’s singing a heartfelt interpretation of a Víctor Jara song, or bringing the audience to its feet for a Chilean festival dance tune. With her band, Fauna, she swings easily through Chilean genres like the cumbia or the cueca (considered Chile’s national dance style), but don’t be surprised if you hear hints of Indian or African rhythms, too.
Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna is an artist represented by CADENZA ARTISTS LLC, 12021 Wilshire Blvd #710, Los Angeles, CA 90025 ; www.CadenzaArtists.com