Saturday, March 25, 2017
“Onstage, offstage, digital or analog, I love Perla Batalla.” - Leonard Cohen
PERLA BATALLA is a Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger who first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen before embarking on a solo career with Cohen’s encouragement.
For this performance, Perla wraps her soulful voice around selections from the LEONARD COHEN Songbook, bringing her artistry to the songs and paying homage to her mentor.
Long before setting off on her solo career, Perla’s astonishing voice had been in great demand for a host of singers who knew her work with Cohen - from kd lang and Jennifer Warnes to Iggy Pop and The Gipsy Kings.
The L.A. times writes, “Batalla is comfortable in both English and Spanish, proud of her mestiza heritage, musically adventurous and always accompanied by impeccable performers…. above all, she is a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor.”
Enjoy the night in downtown San Pedro