Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla earns critical acclaim for her distinctive voice, emotional honesty and culture-merging compositions. She was born into a family immersed in music. Her father, a Mexican mariachi and an Argentine mom, who ran the family record shop, Discoteca Batalla, is where Perla received a music education cutting across genre and language. After singing with and recording with numerous groups, including Leonard Cohen, Perla launched a solo career with Cohen’s encouragement. Since then she has recorded seven albums, done film and TV, staged two one-woman shows and performed in prestigious venues around the world. She has been honored with two U.N. awards: The Earth Charter Award for extraordinary devotion to social and economic justice and The Environmental Peace Building Award, for advancing social justice through music.
Sunday, March 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Museum of Ventura County 100 E. Main St.
Free to FOTM members, $15 for public; $10 for seniors.
Reservations required. To RSVP visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight is open to students with valid ID free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets.
AfterGlow Fundraising Event: The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at the home of Betsy Chess located in Ventura. Paid reservations are required prior to March 23. We expect this AfterGlow to sell out. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.
$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members.
Sponsored by Betsy Chess and Tony & Barbara Hirsch