Saturday, September 16, 2006

Juana and Her Sisters
It's quite the miserable rainy day, isn't it? I was considering doing what I often do, and putting up a happy peppy tune in contrast, but just to shake things up, I thought I'd play into it and put up something a little downtempo. Juana Molina's family fled Argentina after the military coup in 1976, after six years in Paris, the family returned and Juana became the country's most famous comedienne. Deciding that was not for her, she moved to L.A. where she makes quietly striking music in Spanish. And since I deeply disappointed Ms. Cerri in high school, I unfortunately can't guarantee you that they are sad songs, but I think it's a safe bet. This is "Rio Seco" from her new record, Son. It's just wrenchingly gorgeous and reminds me a great deal of Katell Keinig.

Rio Seco

She has four songs to hear at her MySpace and six more at her website.

She's playing October 10th at the Bowery Ballroom.

Buy Juana Molina at Amazon

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