TD Sunfest '18 will be from July 5-8 in London, ON's beautiful Victoria Park. See you there!

Sunfest

Alejandra Ribera

TD Sunfest is pleased to present a welcome return engagement for Alejandra Ribera. In spring 2015 she opened for Ron Sexsmith at The Aeolian, and now we are pleased to present Alejandra for the third time in her own headlining concert. A seductive performer and an innovative songwriter, Alejandra Ribera draws her audience into an intimate world of abandoned satellites, deep sea landscapes and mythical deities. A world where inventive melodies are woven passionately in English, French and Spanish. Often compared to artists like Tom Waits and Kate Bush, creating a timeless atmosphere with her distinctive voice and evocative performances, Ribera lives between Paris and Montreal, mesmerizing audiences on both continents. Alejandra Ribera has been writing about the unexpected places we find light since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album La boca. In her sophomore release, This Island, the award-wining songwriter continues her exploration of luminescence – this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. There’s a timeless approach to the production which Ribera entrusted mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow) and engineer L. Stu Young (Prince) to help her achieve. “I wanted to make a record that sounded classic, simple and unencumbered by the production trends of the day. I knew it would take courage to strip everything down and so I needed a very particular team that would push me every step of the way.” Equal parts subtle and nourishing, all these elements were carefully crafted with her long time collaborators and Montreal-based band Jean-Sebastien Williams and Cédric Dind-Lavoie. With their talent in tow Ribera has created This Island, a place she invites us to visit, to dream and to celebrate that light that she is seeking wherever she goes.

“Imagine Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits and Chavela Vargas downing shots in a Barcelona bordello."- Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

“…Alejandra is a rising star whose voice has been compared to the likes of Edith Piaf, Bjork, and Tom Waits." - Lesley Leroux, The Telegram