The 5th studio album of Chilean Folk Virtuoso, Nano Stern, "Mil 500 Vueltas", released in July 2015, entered the iTunes Chile Album Chart at #1 and has been Gold certified.
On July 31 2015, he simultaneously releases the album in the US and dives into full-fledged U.S. touring from coast to coast
With "Mil 500 Vueltas", Nano has decided to feature Uruguayan legend Jorge Drexler and international folk music icon and social activist Joan Baez (USA). The album also features guest vocalist performances by Marta Gomez (Colombia), Susana Baca (Peru) & Pedro Aznar (Argentina).
Nano Stern’s path as an artist follows richly crafted song lines laid by his family and his Chilean musical ancestry, and unites those with a sound utterly fresh and relevant. Nano has found something within that has positioned him as the voice of a generation.
Chilean Nueva Canción legends like Inti-Illimani and Victor Jara- who suffered exile and even death during troubling times in Chile continue to inspire Nano’s breadth of sound and emotion.
When only fifteen, Nano joined popular Chilean underground band, Mattoral, and thus was initiated into the fresh, new sounds and socio-political pulse of the South American rock/punk scene. The thick rock- energy of Matorral, his classical and jazz training, and the powerful influence of traditional, Chilean revolutionary music make for something purely Nano.
What has emerged is a powerhouse artist, brilliantly layering indigenous, African, and European elements into a sound all his own, and humbly bringing audiences to tears, to their feet, and to reverie with a singular kind of emotion and soulfulness unlike any other South American artist performing today. “I’m generally working to create a language of my own,” he says. The world emphatically agrees.
Folk legend Joan Baez remarked, “[Nano] may be the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation. With his lyrics, melodies, message, delivery, humor and heart, he gets my vote”.
Agile across a range of instruments, Nano’s closest companions remain simply his guitar and staggering vocals, and with them come fluent, extraordinary musicianship and a wide-open heart.