Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna


Pascuala y Fauna by Marcia Fonseca
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Special Focus: Atlantic Connections
  • date:22 Oct 2016
  • time:00:00 - 00:45
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Atlantic Connections Stage, Teatro Principal
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca continues her irrepressible charm offensive, captivating audiences around the globe with abundant positive energy, skillful musicianship and a profusion of memorable songs.

Accompanied by her formidable band Fauna, her unique stage presence conjures up sweetness and empowerment at the same time, setting her songs alive with both fragility and verve. A foremost figure on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters, her music is rooted in traditional sounds but effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, alongside influences gathered on her travels to India and Mexico.

Socially engaged, her compositions touch on political as well as romantic and celebratory themes and her repertoire includes interpretations of Victor Jara and Violetta Parra songs, evincing her affinity with the spirit of the Nueva Cancion Chilena movement. Chilean folk roots going forward!

Pascuala Ilabaca Argandoña - vocals, accordion, piano
Jaime Sebastián Frez Rosales - drums, percussion
Christian Wai-Ming Chiang Rojas - bass, flute
Juan Gustavo Núñez Olguín - guitar
Miguel Angel Razzouk Igor - saxophone, clarinet