Elizabeth Obando Paz and Ximena Abarca


9:30 pmSaturday, 20 March 2021


Open Studio

204 High Street, Northcote 3070

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Elizabeth Obando Paz, born in Colombia, quickly settled into Melbourne's music scene upon her arrival in 2008 and has since become a widely recognised key figure in the city's Latin circuit, regularly performing with salsa and Latin bands and her own projects.

Elizabeth has founded many original musical projects such as: Elicold (2008), Songosorongo (2009), Clavemania Latin-jazz (2011), Ella Trinidad (2026, Calle Luna (2018) Queen of Hearts Mariachi (2019) Sunseeds (2019), Fuego Cumbe (2019) Latin muses (2019)

On this special night she is launching her first video clip recorded in Melbourne.

Video Produced by Oscar Linares / Music Produced by Cristian Saavedra

Ximena Abarca, born in Santiago, Chile, is a singer/songwriter. She debuted in 2003 as a solo artist at the Chilean TV show Protagonistas de la Musica. Winning first place in the TV show allowed her to perform at one of the biggest music festivals in Latin America. Festival de Viña del Mar, with her solo act. Since then, she has released two solo studio albums, one in 2003 entitled "Punto de Partida" under the Warner label, and “Pro/Vocación” in 2005.

Since her settlement in Australia in 2010, looking for a new challenge in a foreign land, she has been happily performing with her world music band, Huanchaco, releasing three albums and touring nationally and internationally. She also directs the choir Voices Unbound and gives singing lessons in Melbourne.

On this night, Ximena will be presenting as a solo artist her new single, Marea, produced by Cristian Saavedra, and launching the video clip for the song directed by Daniel J Dixon and herself.

Ximena and Elizabeth are launching their video clips as well as performing with special guests. it will be a night full of surprises and beautiful vibes not to be missed.

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