Valentina and Voces del Sur are delighted to announce that they will be playing at the Víctor Jara Festival, El sueño Existe, in Machynlleth, Wales, this coming August. Valentina has always felt a deep love and respect for Víctor Jara, indeed her MA thesis was about his work, so this festival is of special significance […]
Valentina and Voces del Sur will be playing live at Sol y Sombra, Dundee, June 30th, 2019. Click here to buy your ticket! Be quick they are going fast! Come and join us on our first performance in Dundee! The warm, impassioned and effervescent sounds of Latin America at the heart of Broughty Ferry! Don’t […]
Download Valentina and Voces del Sur, performing impassioned and foot tapping Latin American songs at Sol y Sombra. Join us on this summer afternoon, at this warm and welcoming venue, very close to the sea. Don’t miss it! Amigos, no se lo pierdan, nuestra primera presentación en la ciudad de Dundee, cariños!
I will be joining poet María Eugenia Bravo Calderara and novelist Carla Guenfenbein in an evening of Chilean writing and music. I am thrilled to be returning to my former university, singing the songs of Violeta Parra and also reading some of my own writing. Book a place, it’s a free event!
Valentina wins first prize at the Victorina Press 2018 ‘Voces’ Poetry Award.
María de Buenos Aires – Mr McFall’s Chamber – CD In 2016 Mr McFall’s Chamber was fundraising to produce Astor Piazzolla’s operita ‘María de Buenos Aires’. A blog was set up for the musicians to write about the project with this in mind. What follows is my contribution to the original blog, which I now […]
Violeta walks on foreign lands, Violeta anda en tierras extrañas. Cuentos bilingues, de autores Latinoamericanos/hispanos, en Londres Victorina Press celebra el centenario de Violeta Parra con la publicación de una antología de cuentos escritos por autores latinoamericanos/hispanos residentes en el Reino Unido. Titulada ‘Violeta anda en Tierras extrañas’, esta primera edición bilingüe (castellano-inglés) se lanzará […]
Senderos (Pathways) There are songs from many parts of South America, including Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and of course, Chile. These encompass traditional folk songs about life on the cotton fields (el cosechero – the harvester), melancholy love songs which encapsulate the poverty of people’s lives and their dreams (los paraguas de Buenos Aires) and songs […]