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Cecilia Zabala, “The Color of Silence”

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Cecilia Zabala of Buenos Aires, Argentina performing her program, The Color of Silence. Cecilia is an award winning international artist, guitarist, vocalist, composer, with 10 CDs and 15 years touring experience in South America, Europe and the US to her credit. She is a conservatory trained musician and a former student of the legendary Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell.

Cecilia Zabada
Cecilia Zabada

Cecilia Zabala is a rising star on the international music scene. Her songs are almost all in Spanish but she is a fluent speaker of English and is accustomed to performing for American audiences.

Born in 1975, she began playing guitar at the age of 6, went on to study at Conservatory Alberto Ginastera and has since gone on to release 10 CDs under her own name, to teach full time at C.A.G and the Leopoldo Marechal School of Art, and to tour extensively throughout South America, Europe and the United States, with great regularity since 2006.

Cecilia Zabala has been an active participant in the musical life of Buenos Aires, performing regularly with many of the top musicians in Argentina. The same is increasingly true of her travels in Europe and the United States. Her music fully integrates a mastery of classical guitar technique with the folkloric music of her native Argentina, in addition to the culturally related traditions of the Nueva Cancion music that spread throughout Latin America during the tumult of the 1960s and 70s, and the more broadly eclectic musical trends of Brazil that have come to be known under the umbrella of Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB).

Cecilia Zabala is a former student of the legendary Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell, one of the leading innovators of the classic Bossa Nova period in world music. As a singer/songwriter, she combines elements of jazz and global folkloric music, in a unique synthesis that bridges so many styles and genres that it can fairly be described as “sui generis,” or without comparison. At the very least, one can say that her music is “highly singular.” The best way to describe it, in fact, is not to describe it at all, but to let it speak for itself. In that regard, a visit to Zabala’s YouTube channel, where one will find a treasure trove of her live performances, is worth more than 1,000 words spent trying to describe her music. https://www.youtube.com/user/zabalaceci/videos

In 2019, Cecilia Zabala was awarded one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes awarded by the Secretariat of Culture of the government of Argentina, previously bestowed on many of Argentina’s most legendary writers and artists, in recognition of artistic excellence, and carrying with it, an initial monetary award, and a lifetime stipend upon the age of 60. In Cecilia’s case: 1st place, Jazz/Melodic.

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  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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July 19, 2019
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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