A superb guitarist, staggering vocalist and Chilean folk hero
Sep 18 07:00 PM
Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels
Poet/singer-songwriter/activist Nano Stern is widely recognized as the voice of his generation - topping charts, leading marches for freedom and equality across South America and beloved by hundreds of thousands of fans across the world.
Nano Stern’s Indie-Folk-Rock-Jazz sound brilliantly layers indigenous, African, and European elements into a sound all his own, humbly bringing audiences to tears and to their feet.
Coined “the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation” by Joan Baez, Nano is agile across a range of instruments and languages. His live performances are gripping and inspiring.
Highly acclaimed as a recording artist, his new album Mil 500 Vueltas was digitally released in July (hit #1 iTunes mainstream in Chile) and physically released September 11th in the USA. The recording features Joan Baez and Jorge Drexler among many others.
"As he [Stern] and Ms. Baez sang it [Gracias a la Vida], their performance generated the kind of lightning you might have experienced at a joyful ’60s hootenanny when everything seemed possible and hope was in the air. For a moment, the hush of depression lifted, the generational sense of defeat abated, and the concert came thrillingly alive."
Stephen Holden, New York Times