In this, her first London show in almost nine years, Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas performs her all-time hits (Me Voy, Limón y Sal, Andar Conmigo) along with many other highlights from her back catalogue in a stripped-down, accordion-led, organic and intimate format.
Since her debut in the 90s, Julieta has pushed her traditional Mexican ranchera influences into new directions and absorbed a whole host of twenty-first century styles. Growing up in Tijuana she became part of the border city’s first-wave forays into fusions of ska, reggae, rock and Mexican regional music.
Julieta then had huge hits with her record Si and later with Limón y Sal, and composed and performed the title track to the film Amores Perros, directed by the Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. She has sold eight million records, and has also won a Grammy, five Latin Grammys and eight MTV awards; her latest album, Algo Sucede is currently nominated for two Latin Grammys.
Tonight she is accompanied by regular collaborators, multi-instrumentalists Matias Silva and Sergio Saavedra.
‘A honeyed-yet-haunting voice and a sound that combines Latin folk, indie rock and serene pop.’ Rolling Stone
‘Her lyrics of wounded idealism and wrecked love affairs extend a rich Mexican tradition of popular music imbued in bitter fatalism.’ LA Times
Children 5+ only. Must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking fee when tickets are booked in person at the Barbican Advance Box Office, Silk Street entrance
Sun and bank holidays 12 noon-9pm