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Saturday, March 19 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Francisca Valenzuela

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23 years old. Singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. California-born and raised until moving to her current hometown of Santiago, Chile at age 13. She is currently launching her second album called Buen Soldado ("Good Soldier"/ Independent, March 2011) which she produced with Vicente Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo) and Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell). Her songs range from piano pop rock, to some more jazzy, or even folkly tunes. In them she talks of everything –from social critique and political commentary to girlie angst or intimate reflections. Her first album, Muérdete la Lengua ["Bite Your Tongue"] (Independent, November 2007) contains 10 songs in spanish and 2 songs in English. It was written and composed by Francisca and produced by Mauricio and Francisco Durán of Los Bunkers. The album went Gold in her country Chile, and allowed her to tour all over the country and the globe -from the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and 2008 LAMC Festival in NYC to a Homage to Chile in Pompeii to Vive Latino Mexico 2010- and was highly praised all over Latin America. Rolling Stone Chile named it 16 in it's 50 best albums of 2007, Alter Latino awarded Francisca the 2009 "Favorite Latino TV Newcomer Award", her 5 singles rotated on MTV and she was selected in the 2009 "15 x 15: artists to Watch" campaign. Buen Soldado [ "Good Soldier" ] (Independent, March 2011) contains 12 songs in spanish. All composed and written by Francisca Valenzuela. Produced by Vicente Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell) and Francisca Valenzuela. In January 2011 the first single "Quiero Verte Más" ("I want to see you more") hit radios in all Latin America. National Public Radio (NPR) in the US highlighted the "lovely chilean songstress" Francisca and her song as an "ain't too proud to beg ballad". Club Fonograma called her the "most glamorous pop artiste in Latin America". The album will be released in March 2011. She has collaborated and performed with numerous artists such as Latin Bitman, Beto Cuevas, Inti Illimani, Los Bunkers, Los Jaivas, and Café Tacuba among others. She has also made music for cinema and theatre and participated in international tribute albums for Violeta Parra, Inti Illimani, 31 minutos and Joan Manuel Serrat.

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Francisca Valenzuela

24 years old. Chilean-northamerican. Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, producer and writer. Independent musician, artist and entrepreneur. Founder of Fran Ltda, her own company from which she develops her projects and collaborates with producers, musicians, artists, directors... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
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