Fri, Aug 26 8:00 pm
Multi-award-winning Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist Gaby Moreno’s soulful vocals and ability to switch languages and genres have made her a rising star. Moreno is part of a batch of young, soulful Latina singers whose voices evoke Fiona Apple or Tori Amos. Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, Moreno has released 5 albums, earned a Grammy nomination for her album, Illusion (Best Latin Pop Album, 2017), an Emmy nomination (for co-writing the “Parks & Recreation” theme song), and won a Latin Grammy (Best New Artist, 2013). In 2006 she took the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the first contestant in the Latin category to win Song of the Year (she’s now a judge). Gaby also sings the theme song and voices a character (Marlena) on the multi Emmy Award-winning Disney children’s television series, “Elena of Avalor,” which features Disney’s first Latina princess.
Moreno has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie, Calexico, David Gray and more.
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