Chilean folk star Nano Stern to perform at Cactus Cafe

Chilean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nano Stern will perform at the Cactus Cafe.
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Chilean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nano Stern will perform at the Cactus Cafe.
Chilean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nano Stern will perform at the Cactus Cafe.

Chilean songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nano Stern will perform at the Cactus Cafe.

Nano Stern, one of Latin America’s rising musical talents, will bring his powerful indie-folk-rock-jazz fusion to the Cactus Cafe on Sept. 30.

Stern made his American debut last year during South by Southwest and managed to pierce through the madness of the festival and make his mark. His engaging stage presence and moving music led the way for his first Cactus Cafe show last fall.

As Stern’s star rises around the world, his musical message of social justice remains firm. “I lived my early youth under the end of (Augusto) Pinochet’s dictatorship, so there was very little access to the great tradition of Chilean music,” Stern said during a 2014 Austin360 interview.

Under Pinochet’s dictatorship, many folk musicians were exiled, and Chileans faced danger if caught listening to certain musicians. But as the dictatorship came to an end, folk music slowly began to circulate again, giving a young Stern a chance to listen for the first time and become inspired by it.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Stern in an intimate venue, where you can see his artistry up close. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $22 and $24 at the door.

Check out some of Nano Stern’s songs in our playlist below:


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