World music fans have a special show to get excited about tonight: Dom La Nena, the young singer/cellist, is playing Leo’s Music Club.
The 25-year old’s sophomore LP, SOYO, debuted at #1 on the iTunes music charts and oozes with international flavor. It was recorded in Lisbon, Paris and Mexico City, mixed in Sao Paulo and mastered in Miami. The result sees the soft-voiced wunderkind surrounded by lush keys, strings, traditional Brazilian instrumentals and beyond, while she courses through a soothing multi-lingual journey.
Whether it’s the French, “Juste Une Chanson” or the Portuguese “Vivo Na Maré,” listening to Dom La Nena evokes the feeling of an afternoon on the Copacabana shore, followed by an evening stroll through the vibrant streets of Ipanema. Here’s to hoping Leo’s serves caipirinhas.
Dom La Nena plays Leo’s Music Club in Oakland tonight [4/8] at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.