“Yo Nací de Mujer” (“I was Born of Woman”) by Clara Curteis (2019)
A mix of trova, classical music, hip-hop and reggae-flavoured social struggle, spiritual exploration, feminist thinking and anti-imperialist vision. Very lovely to listen to.
“Yo Nací de Mujer” is the first album by singer-songwriter Clara Curteis. Clara was born in Scotland but has spent most of her adult life in Nicaragua. Trained in classical music since she was a child, she fell in love with the trova and the testimonial music of Latin America. During the last years, she has also been passionate about the emerging trend of feminist hip hop. The music on this record reflects its broad influences combined with the piano and powerful voice that serve as anchors to give life to an eclectic and idiosyncratic style.