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Alejandra Ribera

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Pop, Vocal jazz, World

"Eclectic" is the word that best describes Alejandra Ribera and her repertoire. Born in Toronto, she's the daughter of an Argentinian waiter and a Scottish actress. As a child, she studied violin, viola and choral music, and grew up listening to Mercedes Sosa, Odetta and Jimmy Scott. As evidenced by her debut album, NavigatorNavigateher (2011), she performs a wide range of music: from Latin folk songs to cabaret tunes sung in French and Spanish, from jazz numbers to her own alternative pop compositions. She lays claim to influences that are equally diverse: Rufus Wainwright, Björk, Chavela Vargas and Bette Midler. La Boca, produced by Jean Massicotte, came out in 2014, comprising the piece I Want which was elected Song of the Year by SOCAN.


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