Artist To Watch

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
Listen

Sofía Valdés - April 2021

Sofía Valdés - April 2021 Photo Credit: Julian Burgueno
Our Artist to Watch for April is singer-songwriter Sofía Valdés.

Sofia recently performed a three song afternoon music set for us, and in early February we featured Sofia on World Cafe.

Sofia was born in Panama to a musical family; her great-grandfather was legendary Cuban musician Miguelito Valdés and her great-grandmother Silvia De Grasse was a singer who performed with Louis Armstrong. Sofia began playing guitar when she was 8 years old, and writing songs when she was 13.

She recently released her debut EP, Ventura, a wonderful collection of confident, beautiful songs that touch on styles including pop, folk, and bossa nova.



More in this category: « Tamar Aphek - March 2021