Kat Parra brings her unique blend of music from the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Sephardic and Jazz idioms to the midwest! She will be joined by musical director Murray Low and stellar local musicians Steve Hashimoto and drummer Alejo Poveda.
Kat has leapt beyond the boundaries of the typical latin jazz singer. With her thirst for the exploration of world rhythms and tonalities, she has developed a style of music that encompasses sounds that both transcend and bend the stereotypical definition of latin jazz. She has incorporated not only afro-cuban music, but also added afro-peruvian, middle eastern, south american folklore as well as nueva trova. Most interestingly, she has also been developing, along with her musical director Murray Low, new arrangements of Sephardic music–the music of the Spanish Jews sung in the dying language of Ladino.
Kat sings fluently in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well. With this multi-lingual and multi-musical experience, Kat Parra is able to transport her audiences to an exciting and vibrant journey of world and latin music.
Her performance will be part of the Chicago Cultural Center's Lunchtime concert series.
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Official Website: http://www.katparra.com
Added by murlow on January 6, 2008