Natalia Lafourcade

+ Gizmo Varillas

Monday 12 February 2018 Doors 7pm

Sold Out

Koko
1A Camden High Street
London
NW1 7JE
0844 4771000
koko.uk.com

The show is sold out and there will be no tickets available on the door.

Doors 7pm

Gizmo Varillas 8pm

Natalia Lafourcade 9pm

Natalia Lafourcade is an innovative, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter with a major following in the Americas and beyond – this is her first show in London. Her music weaves sounds from her native Mexico with elements of jazz, rock, bossa nova and folk. Born in Veracruz to musical parents, she studied guitar and piano, and began writing songs at an early age. Her first major album of original songs Natalia LaFourcade (2002) was released at age 17 to critical acclaim.

In her latest project, she pays tribute to Latin American folk music in Musas, un homenaje al folclore latinoamericano en manos de Los Macorinos (2017), through recordings and videos that exemplify her maturity as a collaborative artist.

Over her 15-year career, she has made several albums, among them the award-winning Casa (2005), Mujer divina, Homenaje a Agustín Lara (2013), and Hasta la Raíz (2015), which received a Grammy and five Latin Grammys. A charismatic performer, she has toured extensively throughout the U.S., the Americas, in Europe and Japan, and recently appeared on the iconic U.S. television program, Austin City Limits. She has performed with great interpreters such as Juan Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Simón Díaz, José Alfredo Jiménez, Luis Eduardo Aute, Chavela Vargas, Pepe Aguilar, José José y Gilberto Santa Rosa, and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. In addition, Natalia has produced music for Carla Morrison, Ximena Sariñana and others.

‘Masterful songwriting… while intricate arrangements bathe over the album, heartbreak has rarely sounded so uplifting.’ Rolling Stone

‘Beautifully emotive writing.’  NPR Music

‘A finely calibrated balance of vintage and new sounds.’ The New York Times

‘Timeless, sweet and gentle sound.’ NBC News

In support is Bilbao-born Gizmo Varillas. His unique combination of folk tinged with South American Tropicalia is being acclaimed by tastemakers such as Daytrotter, Clash, Indie Shuffle and Sofar Sounds. Gizmo is building a formidable reputation: he was in the Top 30 airplay chart for his debut album’s first single Gotta Getaway.

‘Deliriously inventive.’ Clash Magazine

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