Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna
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Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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SANTIAGO.- A menos de un año de su anterior visita a España, la cantante chilena Pascuala Ilabaca está de regreso en ese país a bordo de una gira de siete fechas que se extenderá hasta el 23 de marzo, para presentarse tanto en vivo como con dos de los discos de su catálogo.

El pasado viernes 2 de marzo fue el inicio del actual recorrido de esta acordeonista, pianista y compositora de Valparaíso, destacada entre la generación de nuevos solistas locales. Ese día se presentó en la sala Luz de Gas como parte del festival Barnasants en Barcelona, y luego pasó al teatro Galileo Galilei en Madrid el martes 6.

Las siguiente fechas del itinerario incluirán paradas en el Teatro do Bairro en Lisboa, Portugal (8 de marzo), La Estación en Sevilla, de vuelta a España (15), La Central Lechera en Cádiz (16), la Casa Das Crechas y el pub La Catedral en Santiago de Compostela (20 y 21) y un cierre en Palafolls, Barcelona, el 23 de marzo.

La cantante tocó a sala llena en su fecha en Barcelona, según el reporte de Cancioneros.com, sitio hispano especializado en la cobertura de música latinoamericana. "Ni una silla, ni un espacio en los palcos. Espectadores en las escaleras e incluso personas de pie no dejaron de bailar desde el principio", consignó ese medio en su reporte.

Acompañada por su grupo Fauna, Pascuala Ilabaca no sólo está recreando parte del repertorio de sus dos discos ya publicados en Chile, Pascuala canta a Violeta (2008) y Diablo rojo diablo verde (2010) con versiones de Violeta Parra y canciones propias como "Ay mamita mamita", sino también está haciendo adelantos del tercer álbum que grabará este año, titulado Busco paraíso.

Es la segunda incursión europea de la compositora tras su visita de agosto de 2011 a España, Francia, Alemania y Bélgica. Y si entonces publicó en España el citado Diablo rojo diablo verde en una reedición a cargo del sello hispano Petit Indie, en esta vuelta la misma tienda ha lanzado también para ese país el disco previo, Pascuala canta a Violeta, basado en adaptaciones del repertorio de Violeta Parra. - emol


Corria o ano de 2008 quando Pascuala Ilabaca, 26 anos, filha de nómadas e orgulhosamente chilena, gravava o seu 1º trabalho a solo “Pascuala Canta A Violeta”, uma homenagem literal a Violeta Parra, cantora famosa no Chile, maltratada pelo socialismo e que se suicidou na década de 70.

Razões do Suicidio? “Talvez por amor ou pela falta de interesse pela musica tradicional chilena. Ou talvez pelas duas”. E assim fala Pascuala, autora, vocalista e compositora de todas as canções: de amores e desamores, da sua terra, de raízes, da mulher e da sua importância numa sociedade continuamente machista.

Nascida em Valparaíso, a cidade cultural chilena por excelência, Pascuela (voz, piano e acordeão) juntou-se a Jaime Frez (bateria e percurssão), Cristian Retamal (guitarra), Wai Ming Chiang (baixo) e Francisco Pancho Leon ( saxofone).
Dessa união nasceu “Perfume O Veneno” (2010) e já em Março “Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde”, ambos com edição em Espanha.
Segundo a autora a sua musica “tem origem no folk chileno, com ritmos latinos, drum&bass e muitas influências indianas”,adquiridas em Varanasi, onde estudou canto.

Com já algum reconhecimento internacional, principalmente na Europa e na Ásia, Pascuala ilabaca e a sua banda continuam a tocar em manifestações sociais e culturais não violentas no Chile, nomeadamente em movimentos estudantis para uma melhor educação, defesa do património de Valparaíso e à população indígena que reivindica o seu território.
E o Chile? “Está fuerte! Muy fuerte”!

Alexandra Sumares - hardmusica


Only eight months after his first foray into the old continent, the Chilean troubadour Pascuala Ilabaca again crossed the Atlantic to play in different cities of Spain and Portugal. During the month of March will offer different concerts most notably on 6 March in Madrid (Galileo Galilei), 8 in Lisbon (Bairro Theatre), 15 in Seville (Station), 16 in Cadiz (The Central dairy), 20 and 21 in Santiago de Compostela (Das House and Pub Crechas Cathedral respectively) and 23 in Palafolls.
But the start of the tour was in Barcelona last Friday in Room 2 Luz de Gas, part of the Festival Barnasants.
Pascuala Ilabaca and Fauna burst the room for an hour and a half. At 21:30 o'clock pm, when they started, there were still queued in the street with dozens of people who wanted to enter. The interior was already crowded. Not a chair or a space in the boxes. Spectators at the stairs and even people standing, on both sides of the chairs do not stop dancing from the beginning.
The Chilean training performed songs from their first albums ( Pascuala sings Purple and Green Devil Red Devil ) and moved some items of the third ( Seeking Paradise ) to be published within a few months. The group left the skin on the stage and audience delivery was complete from the beginning accompanied by different rates with the palms.
Stunning versions of Violeta Parra , including The Hawk and the Burning Sun , a song that stays on one chord. Shocking Miguel Razzouk playing various wind instruments and, above all, delivering Pascuala on stage singing, playing the accordion and keyboard, dancing or claiming rights of the Mapuche people.
The combination of folk rhythms and timbres nortino of European and Anglo-Saxon tradition ( Violet and Frida , Oh Mommy, Mommy ), attracted the public for its originality. Also the ability of the group to recreate sound different atmospheres within the same song and the ability to hypnotize those slower, which is key Pascuala clear voice.
The concert ended with an apotheosis Devil Red Devil green that led to two encores which demonstrated the ability of musicians to quickly change sound atmosphere: a fun and educational cla - cancioneros


It’s worthwhile to follow closely the BARNASANTS festival program, because sometimes when you least expect it, the surprise arrives. Last week at Luz de Gas, I had the chance to discover the Chilean artist Pascuala Ilabaca. I didn’t have any reference to her, I had never heard her before, and even less had seen her live or on youtube. And the truth is that it was a very rewarding find. She is a fresh, uninhibited, vibrant singer who mixes the sounds of her country roots with modern rhythms. Accompanied by the band Fauna, this girl who picks up the legacy of the famous Violeta Parra, is a first class scenic animal.

She combines her own compositions with the ones of her beloved Violeta, such as 'Gavilan' or 'Arriba quemando al sol'. Either on the keyboard, or with a huge accordion, Pascuala Ilabaca made the audience dance, decisively, energetically, without any additional or strategic persuasions. On this occasion she presented her third and latest album, "Diablo Rojo, Diablo Verde," which has been released in Europe. I hope to see her again soon. Or at least, it would be a good thing because she is one of the most promising young artists I've seen recently... - Pep Triboulet


Discography

PASCUALA ILABACA Y FAUNA | BUSCO PARAISO
"Vox Populi" winner at the Independent Music Awards world beat Category
PETIT INDIE, August 2012 | World Music

1. Busco Paraiso
2. Rezos de Montegrande
3. Es dificil
4. En el tren de Kanyakumari
5. Pecado original
6. No es nuez
7. Sueno de pelicano
8. Carnaval de San Lorenzo de Tarapac
9. Isla
10. Cancion de noche
11. Pajaro nino
12. La luna llena


PASCUALA ILABACA Y FAUNA | DIABLO ROJO DIABLO VERDE
PETIT INDIE, June 2011 | Folk

1. Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde
2. Cueca Triste
3. Ay mamita, mamita
4. Mal dia
5. Senas para llegar a Mapu
6. Cueca La sincera
7. La Escala
8. Violeta y Frida
9. Machi
10. Los Hielos
11. Lamenta la canela
12. Casi me voy!
13. Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde Carnaval


ME SACO EL SOMBRERO
PETIT INDIE, March 2014 | Folk

1. El arado
2. La Luna siempre es tan linda
3. Cancion Quechua
4. Versos por despedida
5. El maiz
6. En los jardines humanos
7. El latigo de la indiferencia
8. En tierras blancas de sed
9. Los estudiantes


PASCUALA ILABACA | PASCUALA CANTA A VIOLETA
PETIT INDIE, March 2012 | Folk

1. Parabienes al reves
2. El Nguillatun
3. Anticueca 3
4. La carta
5. El Gavilan
6. Pupila de Aguila
7. Versos por la nina muerta
8. Arauco tiene una pena
9. Anticueca 1
10. Maldigo del alto Cielo
11. Y arriba quemando el sol
12. Casamiento de negros
13. Puerto Montt esta temblando
14. La tormentosa
15. Teneme en tu corazon

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Bio

Pascuala Ilabaca, singer and composer from Valparaiso, Chile, accompanies herself on the accordion and the piano mixing the sounds of her country roots with modern rhythms.

This last years a lot of things have been happening. In 2013 we have been awarded at the Independent Music Awards on the World Beat Section for the last album Busco Paraiso released at the end of 2012.

The tours of Pascuala in Europe this last three years have been really fruitfull. On summer 2012 we were in TTF Rudolstadt with two concerts playing in front of 3000 and 5000 people with a lot of success. Since then, we were invited in Musik and Politik festival in Berlin. This was the beginning of a lot more to come in this year.

This 2014 they will come to Europe 4 times:

  • They started the year performing at the Berliner Philharmoniker. This venues make 4 concerts per year about world music presented by Martin Hoffman.
  • In March and April they tour Spain, France and Germany with more than 30 concerts including CineLatino in Toulousse, Barnasants in Barcelona or Klangkosmos network in Germany. 
  • In July and August the band will tour again in Portugal, Germany (Fusion Fetival), Spain (Pirineos Sur), and France (more than 10 concerts) 
  • Finally on november the band will tour in England for more than 10 concerts including one concert in the Lonfon Jazz Festival.

But... If we start from the beginning...

In 2008, Pascuala self-released along with Jaime Frez and Cristian Retamal her first record as a singer called Pascuala canta a Violeta in homage to the great Violeta Parra. Thanks to this work Pascuala Ilabaca's music reached many parts of Chile, and eventually India --where she lived for a year between 2008 and 2009, studying singing with Pandit Pashupati Nath Mishra in Varanasi, and collecting music in different places. Also she did a tour around India with the Chilean president Michelle Bechelet.

Two albums were born in 2010 out of this voyage: Perfume o Veneno by Samadi (duet with Jaime Frez), independent Hindu music, and DIABLO ROJO DIABLO VERDE with her band Fauna, Chilean sound travelling through trotes, cuecas, cumbias, and even drum and bass.
On this same year she had also the chance to participate and win the gold Guitarpin along with Inti Illimani in the 2010 Olmue Festival, and in October she received the Audience Award for best Chilean videoclip for Lamenta la Canela. This year she performed about 90 concerts playing with the top chilean artists.

Petit Indie released on summer, 2011 DIABLO ROJO DIABLO VERDE in Europe and Pascuala Ilabaca began her first European tour performing in Spain, Belgium, Germany and France with more than 20 concerts in Europe, and around 100 concerts in Chile and Mexico. Since then Pascuala has visited Europe with all the band 4 times (summer and winter tour in Spain, France and Germany).

In 2012 we have released BUSCO PARAISO, Vox Populi Winner at the Independent Music Awards on the World Beat Section in 2013.


What's happening now...

In march 2014 released ME SACO EL SOMBRERO, an other tribute album, dedicated to four headlights of Chilean poetry and music : Gabriela Mistral, Vctor Jara, Violeta Parra and lvaro Pea.

And in october 2014 she will release with her band Fauna a new album with 13 new songs, talking in a poetic way about ecological and social issues where they keep growing and evolving their own sound, dancing between folk, worldbeat and indie.


Band members

Pascuala Ilabaca: Voice, accordion, piano and accessories
Juan Nunez: Guitars
Christian Chiang: Bass and flute
Jaime Frez: Drums and percussions
Miguel Razzouk: Sax and clarinet