Cuban composer, cellist and singer, Ana Carla Maza made a freedom-fulfilling musical reconnection to her Havana upbringing and Latin American roots with the release of Caribe. We’re delighted to welcome her to Firth Hall.
“A gorgeous multilingual journey through Cuban, Brazilian, Argentine and Peruvian song craft”
Ana Carla is a cellist in the traditional and organic sense. You won’t see or hear electronic manipulation or looping of the instrument. She is a musician who has tirelessly committed herself to mastering the craft.
Ana Carla took her first musical steps growing up in the ever-reverberating ‘rumbero’ district of Guanabacaoa, Havana. Ana Carla relocated from Cuba to Spain with her family when she was 12 years old and at 16, armed with cello and purpose, went in search of Paris, her dream musical destination. She went on to pass the necessary exams and was enrolled at the French Conservatoire of Music. That period, studying and performing around the French capital would set her out on a path of creativity and performance that she has extended to this day, with only 28 years to her name, with an intense touring schedule, and prolific recording history – Caribe is her third album release in 3 years.
This event will be presented with Talking Gigs, in their informative approach that combines a first half of musically illustrated discussion, and a full concert in the second half.