Lourdes Pérez & May Nasr with special guest Nancy Scott
Join us for a beautiful and rare treat with Lebanon’s May Nasr and Puerto Rico’s Lourdes Pérez as we celebrate the release of their full length Spanish/ Arabic duet album, Written in Water (Escrito en Agua). CDs will be available for signing!
Austin treasure, Nancy Scott will be joining Lourdes and May.
From Moca, Puerto Rico, musician, poet and composer Lourdes Pérez is known for her uniquely rich contralto voice and her ability to craft emotionally charged, honor songs to people, places, history and ideals. First presented by Esperanza in 1992, she has performed internationally for 25 years, documenting and paying soulful homenaje to the passion and hope at the common heart of human struggle. Lourdes has created scores for theater, dance, and film and has released 9 albums. In 2006, she was among the first five musicians to be awarded a United States Artists unrestricted fellowship for music. Lourdes is the co-author and songwriter of the oral history/song book and CD, Dulce Vigilante: Remembranzas de la Región Oeste de Puerto Rico (Chee Wee House, 2015).
Based in Beirut, “the great voice from Lebanon” May Nasr has inspired a global following with her plaintive voice and acoustic guitar. A voice for freedom, justice, equality, humanity and love, May often focuses on the beauty of the Lebanese people in her music, using songs of peace, love and resilience to inspire positive change. She has been influenced by the songs of the great Fairouz, Ahmad Kaabour, Marcel Khalife and Julia Boutros. In her early singing career, May was trained by the great Zaki Nassif as well as Badia Sabra Haddad, former voice teacher of Fairouz. May has performed to ecstatic audiences throughout the Middle East and the world. Her first CD, Lil Ghaly, was released in November 2008.