Marta Töpferová & Alejandro Soto Lacoste (CZ/CHL)
Singer/songwriter MartaTöpferová and Chilean multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Soto Lacoste's duo is dedicated to the rich tradition of Latin American songs. Their repertoire consists of rhythms and styles such as the Chilean cueca, Argentinean chacarera, Venezuelan joropo, as well as original songs by both musicians. Marta's unique soulful voice with her own accompaniment on the Venezuelan cuatro, guitar and hand-percussion along with Alejandro's authentic guitar, accordion and piano playing is a combination that brings listeners into a spirited musical landscape.
Marta Töpferová is one of the most unique singers and songwriters of her generation. She has been heavily influenced by Czech and Slavic musical traditions, as well as Latin American folk music. As a steady creative force on the New York music scene for sixteen years, Marta collaborated with some of the best musicians from the Latin, jazz and world-music circles, and this experience has forged a dynamic mix of styles in her work. Marta recently returned to her homeland, the Czech Republic, in order to launch an ensemble of Czech and Slavic music - Milokraj - meaning "beloved land". Marta has released nine albums - three in Czech, five in Spanish and one in English - and toured the U.S., Europe, Argentina and Thailand.
Chilean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Soto Lacoste is a leading musician of the Chilean music scene. He studied piano, guitar, accordion and singing. He also studied counterpoint, harmony and composition with Chilean professor Fernando Carrasco, and later assisted him with projects with the Philharmonic Orchestra. Alejandro then mostly focused on Latin-American folk music and popular songs, composing and collaborating with musicians such as the well-known Chilean songwriter Nano Stern, the group Aranto, and many others. For the last twelve years, he has been living in Germany and has been working mostly on the Berlin music scene. He released two solo albums, Interiores (2008) and Presente (2013). In 2012, he began playing with Marta Töpferová in the "Trova" quartet, along with another Chilean multi-instrumentalist, Cristian Carvacho.
Marta Töpferová – voc, cuatro, g, perc;
Alejandro Soto Lacoste – g, acc, p, voc.
Admission: presale seating CZK 400, standing CZK 200, at the door: seating CZK 500, standing CZK 250. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.martatopferova.com