Grammy-nominated Perla Batalla pays tribute to the timeless music of her dear friend Leonard Cohen.
Singer-songwriter Perla Batalla consistently earns critical acclaim for her unique voice and culture-merging compositions.
Formerly a Leonard Cohen back-up singer, the Los Angeles born vocalist launched her solo career with Cohen’s encouragement. Since then she’s recorded seven albums, been featured in films and television, and taken her unique sound on tour in some of the most prestigious venues around the world.
Perla Batalla’s mission of honoring her roots and exposing young audiences to the beauty of music and the Spanish language is ongoing in her outreach endeavors throughout some of the poorest communities in the United States. She is the recipient of the United Nation’s Earth Charter Award for “extraordinary devotion to social and economic justice” and the Premio Fronterizo Award for “healing work in the world.”
“Batalla is comfortable in both English and Spanish, proud of her mestiza heritage, musically adventurous and always accompanied by impeccable performers…. above all, she is a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor.” –Los Angeles Times
Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, South Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA, USA