Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena released her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January of 2013. Ela is an intricate and understated collection of thirteen original compositions sung in Portuguese and Spanish. La Nena’s delicate vocals and multitracked cello are supported by spare, minimal arrangements by coproducer and label mate Piers Faccini. La Nena, who draws influence from contemporary artists such as Cat Power, Lhasa de Sela, and Juana Molina, first met coprodcuer Faccini through her husband, Jeremiah, a director and photographer who has made videos for Faccini, REM, Camille, and Stephan Eicher, among others. For La Nena, meeting Piers Faccini was the catalyst for the creation of Ela.
Pianist HanKyul Kang, also known as HK, is having his senior recital with his friends. Featuring his large ensemble, he will present a show with diverse genres such as jazz, R&B, gospel, and pop, among others.