Melbourne’s latin music star Vanessa Estrada drops ‘Cancion de despedida’

Melbourne’s latin music star Vanessa Estrada drops ‘Cancion de despedida’

Vanessa Estrada

One of the driving forces behind Melbourne's latin music, Vanessa Estrada, has released a new single and video for 'Cancion de despedida' (Farewell Song).

Estrada uses the Chilean folk style ‘cueca’ and Argentine ‘chacarera’, two facets of the chacarera folk musical styles that predominated in the southern regions of South America and provide a rural equivalence to the cosmopolitan associations of the tango.

She combines these with gentle jazz, electronic and rock influences – she lists some of her idols as Violeta Parra, Pascuala Ilabaca and Elizabeth Morris – to craft her unique portrayal of songs that deal with heartbreak and the pain of saying goodbye.

What you need to know

  • Vanessa Estrada has released her new single ‘Cancion de despedida’
  • The corresponding music video will go live on December 28
  • She’ll be performing a stellar set at Open Studio on the same date

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‘Cancion de despedida’ further increases her reputation as a masterful storyteller within the Melbourne music scene. The single goes live on all streaming platforms today and the associated music video – featuring a huge production team – will premiere on December 28. The video was supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of their Ahead of the Curve commissions.

Estrada will then delight Melbourne audiences with a performance and video launch at Open Studio on the same date, alongside a six-piece band with support from Liana Perillo and Elizabeth Obando, where she’ll perform many of her most recent works.

Vanessa Estrada – ‘Canción de despedida’ Video Launch

  • Support of Liana Perillo, Elizabeth Obando and special guests.
  • Tuesday, Dec 28 at Open Studio.
  • 204 High St. Northcote VIC
  • $15

She recently performed an improvised set as part of Melbourne Music Week’s Yo City Connect program, partnering with other artists for a performance at Queen Victoria Market.

Buy tickets to see Vanessa Estrada here.