Six Degrees Records
The CD opens with Chabuca Granda’s Cardo o Ceniza which features thumb piano, guitar and trumpet that create an atmospheric effect. Other stand outs are Kane’s Cruces with starts out with Mexican flavored trumpet and plucky banjo that recalls another Canadian-based Latina vocalist, Lhasa, Duerme Negrito with its cute phrasing, the melodic title track composed by Violeta Parra and Fito Paez’s Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón, which I first heard sung by another Peruvian singer Tania Libertad. With songs from Argentina, Chile, and Peru, plus two songs penned by Kane, this debut brings smiles laced in melancholy and bittersweet nostalgia. Kane resurrects the ghosts of Sosa and Parra (for a few brief moments), while paving the way for younger South American singer-songwriters. The CD ends with the Kane showing off this new talent as she sings Vida Llena accompanied by her favorite instrument, an African thumb piano.