Claudia Acuña: Celebrating immigrant women in music

When: March 6 2021

Where: Northampton, United States

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Latin Grammy Award nominee, Claudia Acuña, presents a two-part musical celebration to mark International Women’s Day.

Broadcast live from Northampton’s Academy of Music Theatre, the production features a six-camera shoot to capture the intimacy of her performance and the majesty of this historic opera house.

Audience members are invited to join via Zoom so they can “be seen” by the artists on a video wall in the orchestra pit.

Growing up in Chile, Claudia dreamed of performing in the iconic jazz clubs of New York City. She fell in love with this unfamiliar music while listening to international stations on her transistor radio.

At age 20, she sold all of her possessions and immigrated to the US with no English and little more than her own ambitions. In a short period of time, she began appearing at jam sessions and gained recognition as one of the most intriguing and original vocalists on the scene. “She sings in the tradition of the great ones.” remarked Abbey Lincoln, “ Her sound is her own.”

Claudia will be joined by Pablo Vergara on piano, Carlos Henderson on bass, Juancho Herrera on guitar, and Rodrigo Recabarren on drums.

Join us in celebrating the vital contributions of women in the arts as part of the 2021 International Women Rising Festival.

Broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre, this three-day event weaves together a tapestry of musical performances and conversations with distinguished artists and leaders in gender equity.

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