Sofía Rei


Starts 7:00 pm, 21 August 2019Ends11:45 pm, 25 August 2019


Bird's Basement

11 Singers Ln, Melbourne

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Award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofía Rei is considered one of the most passionate, and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofía ties together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, and a melodic purity that haunts even as it uplifts.

She has collaborated with John Zorn (currently with Mycale and the Song Project), Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Myra Melford, Pedrito Martinez, and Geoffrey Keezer (with whom she has earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album of 2009). She is also a faculty member of Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory.

Sofía's third album De Tierra Y Oro has received two independent Music Awards in the World Beat category for Best Album and Best Song in 2013. Her latest album, El Gavilán, is a tribute to South American folklore icon Violeta Parra, recorded in duo with eclectic and adventurous guitarist Marc Ribot and with Violeta's grandson Angel Parra as a guest. Sofía's work has featured on CNN, NPR's Tiny Desk, The New York Times and many more.

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