Kino Šiška

26 May 2022

Juana Aguirre (AR)

Juana Aguirre, vocals, guitar – Ignacio Cruz, synthesiser, guitar, percussion



When we think of Argentinian music, the first word we usually reach for is ‘tango’; but then we remind ourselves of Chango Spasiuk, Juana Molina and Perotá Chingó, and realise all over again that the wide-open spaces of Argentina hide an abundant variety of enchanting sounds. 

For this year’s festival, we’ve rolled our magic dice and secured the services of an artist who will be making her very first appearance at a festival in Europe.

Although Juana Aguirre is an experienced musician (and younger sister of Lola Membrillo from Perotá Chingó no less) who has toured extensively in Argentina and large parts of South America since 2009 with her band Churupaca, her new solo project has come as something of a surprise and a delight. Clarøscuro (2021) is a set of poetically intimate tales sung in Juana’s gorgeous, languid voice, accompanied by guitar and electronics. We would go as far as to say that if she wasn’t from Buenos Aires and didn’t sing in Spanish, she would already be a constant fixture on the covers of music magazines throughout the US and UK. 


No matter. Just know that her words speak of ambiguous spaces, of the need to get to know your own shadows and of the alchemistic power of music, which always knows how to change pain into light.



This concert is included in the programme of the 38th International Druga Godba Festival and is covered by the Festival Pass.

Bab L’Bluz + Juana Aguirre

Pre-sale: EUR 18 | 15*

On the day: EUR 22

*Under-25s, over-65s and senior citizens

Festival Pass: SOLD OUT

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