Silvana Kane Evokes The Spirit Of Nueva Canción In New Video

By 06 February, 2013

Best known as the singer with Canadian ensemble Pacifika, Silvana Kane has given free rein to her Latin American roots on debut album La Jardinera, specifically channelling the nueva canción spirit of Mercedes Sosa and Violeta Parra.

Born in Peru, Kane tackles songs by fellow Peruvian Chabuca Grande, as well as Chile’s Violeta Parra and the Argentines Mercedes Sosa, Atahualpa Yupanqui and Fito Páez, on her debut solo album. The resultant sound is a shift from her work in Pacifika which mixed electronic and acoustic music more freely, and which also focused more on Latin pop and flamenco than the folkloric artists she has covered on La Jardinera. The album feels very much as if Kane is getting in touch with her roots, resulting in an album full of exquisitely nuanced ballads.

Kane recently released a video for “Cruces”, one of her own original songs, co-written with fellow Pacifika member Adam Popowitz. You can watch the video below and also download the song via the Bandcamp link.

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