A “deeply original and visionary artist” (Rolling Stone)
Australian audiences will get a taste of the exotic when one of Argentina’s most famous musical exports Juana Molina returns triumphantly in September.
The bewitching Molina is known for creating opulent soundscapes with songs that combine folk, electronica and a little bit of South American jazz with a transcendent voice.
The Buenos Aires-born singer-songwriter has a huge international following, having released six acclaimed albums, provided guest vocals for The Chemical Brothers’ 2007 track Seal and toured the world multiple times. She will be performing tracks from her new album Wed 21 - a haunting record composed, performed, recorded and produced entirely by Molina in her Buenos Aires studio.
Molina has led a remarkable life. After a military coup in 1976 established a brutal dictatorship in Argentina, she fled as a teenager with her family to Paris. Here, she started listening to music from all over the world and honed the guitar style that her father, a tango musician, had taught her to play from the age of six. Her love of music took a brief hiatus when she returned to Argentina and built a career as one of Latin America’s most popular comic actresses thanks to her hit TV sketch show Juana y Sus Hermanas. However, she eventually gave up her comedy career to focus on her true passion once again.
Australian audiences will be given a rare treat, with the lush musical tapestries created by this extraordinary artist.