BACK TO HER ROOTS
The strength of her voice and the power of her bass drum take you on a magical journey through Argentine and Latin American music.
A renowned singer, bass drum player and composer, Paola Bernal grew up in Cosquín, a mountain town in the province of Córdoba where the National Folk Music Festival -the most important national folk music gathering in South America- has been held for over 50 years.
Although she began training as a dancer, she soon discovered her voice and began to surround herself with artists who were to influence her career, such as Ica Novo, Verónica Condomí, Facundo Guevara, Juan Saavedra and Chango Farías Gómez, among many others.
An incredible journey through Argentine and Latin American music can be perceived in each of her three albums released so far: Pájaro rojo (2011), nominated for the Gardel Awards in the Best Female Folk Artist category; Por el camino, with local sounds and classic native folk songs; and Esperando tu llegada (2004), an experimental piece with production by Gómez Farías, laboratory sound and a fusion of jazz and bossa nova.
Paola participates in joint projects and runs a traveling cultural space called Sol del Sur, where she offers training in singing and the bass drum, and produces other cultural events such as seminars, concerts and folk dances.
She has sung in national and international festivals, presenting her own repertoire alongside classic Argentine folk music. She also uses her songs to participate actively in demonstrations and social struggles for human rights.
ARGENTINE FOLK MUSIC