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Perla Batalla to Perform at Harris Center, 3/7

Perla Batalla to Perform at Harris Center, 3/7

Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla, whose repertoire cuts across genre and language, brings her vocal prowess to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only. "This singer has become a perfect example of the new Latina woman in the U.S. - proud of her heritage, perfectly fluid in at least two languages, and an expert in translating cultural traditions from distinct places in the world" (La Opinion).

Deftly moving through musical genre, Ms. Batalla will be performing a variety of classic and original material in both English and Spanish, including selections from her award-winning Mestiza song cycle, Grammy-nominated Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Perla's own unique take on the great American songbook. As an added treat, new collaborative compositions and work in progress from Perla's cutting edge one-woman show will be presented.

Perla Batalla will perform on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at Tickets are priced at $19-$29; Students $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

Ms. Batalla, born in Los Angeles, was immersed in the musical world from birth. Her father was a Mexican singer and disc jockey; her mother, the proprietor of a bustling Spanish language music store. She started her solo career in 1993, after working with artists ranging from Leonard Cohen and k.d. lang to the Gipsy Kings and Jennifer Warnes.

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