Fri, 12 Aug|
The Boîte Presents Colombian Ensemble: IAKI & BAND
Iaki Vallejo and her trio make a welcome first appearance in The Boite’s annual series at Box Hill, on August 12th. A performance from Iaki and her superb ensemble is a listening sensation! Her songs are sublime and entrancing, the rhythms irresistible.
Time & Location
12 Aug 2022, 8:00 pm
Box Hill, 470 Station St, Box Hill VIC 3128, Australia
About the Event
Growing up in the engaging musical traditions of Colombia, immersed in Cumbia and compelling Latin rhythms, Iaki writes songs that reflect her understanding of her mixed musical and cultural heritage. Her experience of touring and living beyond Colombia, in Latin America, Europe and now Australia has further informed her musical sensibilities. Iaki Vallejo is a Colombian, African descendant singer-songwriter, performer, choir director, visual artist, music producer, video producer and director based in Melbourne. Iaki’s multifaceted creative expression crosses disciplines and genres and manifests in many ways but is always informed by her ancestry. Known for her warmth, charisma and the brio she brings to the stage, Iaki thrills audiences with her exquisite vocals and unique approach to her song writing. In 2019, she was nominated for The Best Intercultural Act in the 2019 Music Victoria Awards. An adventurous performer, Iaki has collaborated within and beyond traditional genres. In 2021, despite the limitations imposed on performers by numerous lockdowns, Iaki prepared her latest single “Dónde Está el Amor?” (Where is love), released in March this year. A Collaboration with Singer/songwriter Thando, Melbourne’s “First Lady of Soul and R&B”, she and Iaki co-wrote and recorded the song between the-intermittent lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.