Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna
Global, Musical Group, Piano Accordion
“Ilabaca and Fauna’s music is varied and meaningful”
– Slate the Disco
Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca is a true hidden gem: A favorite on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters, her music is rooted in traditional sounds but effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, and influences gathered in such distant places as India or Mexico. Accompanied by her formidable band Fauna, her unique stage presence conjures up sweetness and empowerment at the same time, setting her songs alive with both fragility and verve.
In 2017 the group was invited to perform a showcase in WOMEX. They have been nominated for Best Artist 2016 in Songlines magazine with Mariza, Seckou Keita and Lura. They got 2 times (2013 & 2015) the Independent Music Awards (USA) for their last 2 albums, and were selected in March 2015 as Top of the World in Songlines. In 2016 Pascuala received the Pulsar, the most important Chilean music award, for the last album Rey Loj.
Since 2011, when they published their first album, they’ve had 12 tours in Europe, with more than 150 concerts.
Big festivals like WasserMusik Berlin 2017 (Germany), Amsterdam Roots 2017 (Holland), Etnosur 2017 (Spain), Selvámonos Oxapampa 2016 (Perú), BAFIM Buenos Aires 2015 (Argentina), Womad 2015 (UK), Festival Les Escales 2015 (France), La Mar de Músicas Cartagena 2015 (Spain), Circulart Medellín 2015 (Colombia), Shambala Festival 2014 (UK), London Jazz Festival 2014 (UK), Fusion Festival 2014 (Germany), Festival Pirineos Sur 2014 & 2017 (Spain), Lollapalooza 2013 (Chile), TFF Rudolstadt 2012 (Germany), Barnasants Festival Barcelona 2012, 2014 & 2017(Spain), FIL Guadalajara 2011 (México), Festival de Huaso de Olmué 2010 (Chile)., etc, or big venues like Berliner Philharmoniker have invited the group, resulting in great success for all.