Femina | SFJAZZ
Formed in 2004, this trio of women hailing from San Marin de los Andes, Argentina has created an innovative new style that combines rap and sweet vocal harmonies with a fusion of Latin American folkloric rhythms, soul, funk, and reggae. With songs dedicated to spreading messages of love and equality across lines of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, Femina has struck a chord with audiences around the world utilizing traditional instrumentation including the 8-string ronroco and the ubiquitous South American box drum, the cajón. On the strength of their self-released 2011 album Deshice de mi, the trio built a regional following and with the follow-up, 2014’s TRASPASA, Femina has gone global with their mix of social consciousness tied to the sounds of rumba, cumbia, candombe, and bolero. For their SFJAZZ debut, they perform songs from their upcoming 2017 release along with selected older material.
Clara Miglioli vocals, guitar
Sofia “Toti” Trucco vocals, guitar, ronroco
Clara “Wiwi” Trucco vocals, percussion