Cultura en Austin wants you to kick off the work week in style. We present a new blog feature called Music Monday, where we highlight new or recent Latin alternative music videos from artists who should be on your radar. We’ll showcase Austin-based musicians as well as those who regularly perform in Austin or will soon.
Artist: Natalia Clavier
Song: “Nada” featuring Ticklah
Many know Argentine singer/songwriter Natalia Clavier as the sultry vocalist for Thievery Corporation, but the versatile artist’s own music brings a sophisticated blend of electronic grooves with eclectic world rhythms. We first caught her live three years ago at the Pachanga Latino Music Festival in Austin, where she joined local Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada for a performance with Echocentrics, their soulful funk project with a psychedelic twist.
Clavier teamed up with Quesada once again when he produced her latest album “Lumen.” Clavier returned to Austin last spring for South by Southwest and chatted with us before her festival performance. Check out our interview with Natalia.
We were happy to learn that Austin has a soft spot in her heart. Clavier experienced her first American gig in Austin, at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2006, when she toured with her compatriot singer/songwriter Federico Aubele. After years of friendship, it was in Austin where a romance sparked between the two, who are now married.