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Carla Morrison is one of the most distinctive voices in Latin music.
From the opening track on last year’s J Balvin album Vibras to her three Latin Grammy awards for recordings of her own songs, Carla’s plaintive, warm and passionate vocals are unmistakeable.
A native of the Baja California region of Mexico, Carla Morrison has been a central figure in the independent Mexican music community for a decade, releasing a steady stream of EPs and LPs. She has recorded with a range of Mexican artists—including the singer-songwriter Natalia LaFourcade, Kinky, and producer Alejandro Jiménez, better known as Jandro. Morrison also had a cameo in Calexico’s Edge of the Sun and appeared in the 2012 documentary Hecho en México, about the Mexican indie scene.
Carla’s most recent album, the acclaimed Amor Supremo Desnudo was her declaration of independence and maturity – a glance at her life over the last few years – and featured the critically acclaimed Mexican singer songwriter, Ely Guerra on Tierra Ajena. Tonight she appears in the same stripped back, acoustic style of that recording. You can get a flavour of the show from Carla’s appearance on BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews programme on 24 March of this year (listen from 1.35.43).
Carla has performed at Coachella, RuidoFest, Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park in the US and in Mexico (Vive Latino – four Times, Pa’l Norte) and is one of the few independent artists to have headlined at the legendary Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City where she sold out a string of shows.
In June 2018, Carla was included in Forbes Mexico’s list of ‘The 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico,’ recognising the leadership of women who have excelled in their professional field, have contributed to transform the country and have opened the way for other women to develop professionally.
‘She’s the genuine article… incandescent with longing, desire, and grief.’ The New Yorker
Luzmira Zerpa (legendary front woman of Family Atlantica) opens the show with a brand new set putting the music of Amazonian Venezuela through a psychedelic filter.
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