Silvana Estrada

+ Clara Mann

Saturday 3 June 2023 7:30pm
EartH Theatre
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
N16 8BH
020 7422 7505

Following the release of her widely acclaimed debut album last year Mexican singer and songwriter Silvana Estrada, who won the Latin Grammy in 2022 for Best Newcomer, plays London’s EartH Theatre. Hailed as a major talent in Mexico, Estrada has performed and recorded with internationally revered artists including Natalia Lafourcade and Jorge Drexler, and returns to the capital for her biggest UK show to date following two sold out performances last summer at St Pancras Old Church.

Silvana grew up in a house in rural Mexico where not only music, but instruments, were made; both of her parents are luthiers. She was raised singing Mexican Son jarocho before studying jazz and absorbing the music of the likes of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Rooted in the legacy of great Latin American artists like Chavela Vargas, Violeta Parra and Soledad Bravo, Estrada’s debut album Marchita demonstrates the simplistic beauty of her music, utilising the unique sound of the Venezuelan cuatro guitar alongside her intense, haunting vocals.

Hailed by The Guardian, who described her sound as “as elegant and propulsive as the flutter of a bird’s wing”, Estrada is the new voice of a movement of independent female artists who have characterised Latin Alternative music over the last decade.

‘Gorgeously understated, guided by her gauzy voice and rich, acoustic arrangements. Tapping into the vastness of Mexican music, she thrills in simplicity.’ Rolling Stone

‘Silvana Estrada’s voice oozes quiet fury. It’s a quality that connects her to a long line of women in Latin America, whose voices are almost synonymous with the experience of suffering and abandonment: icons like Chavela Vargas and La Lupe.’ The New York Times 

‘Tinged with elements of jazz, chamber pop and Mexican folk, “Marchita’ — the Spanish word for “withered” — is a sublime meditation on heartache in all its gradations.’ Los Angeles Times

Age restrictions: 14 + (Under 18s with a responsible adult 21+,1:1)

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