Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla returns to CaltechLive! Sunday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m. as part of the 2020–2021 CaltechLive! Performance series. Michael Alexander, Batalla’s longtime colleague and director of public programming at Caltech, hosts the informal conversation.
An Afternoon with Perla Batalla will be streamed on the Caltech public programming website (events.caltech.edu/watch). It is open to all and will be followed by a live audience Q&A session with Batalla via Zoom webinar. For audience members who wish to participate in the post-event Q&A with Batalla, advance registration is required.
An Afternoon with Perla Batalla invites the audience for a rare glimpse into the life (and living room) of Batalla, known for her rich contralto voice and ability to imbue a wide range of songs—traditional Mexican ballads, jazz standards, the work of her mentor Leonard Cohen—with heart-stopping emotional depth.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla consistently earns critical acclaim for her unique voice and culture-merging compositions. Formerly a Leonard Cohen backup 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 to some of the most prestigious venues around the world.
Admission is free. Advance reservations are not necessary to view this event; for audience members who wish to participate in a live post-event Q&A with Batalla, advance registration is required.