Sofia Rei Koutsovitis is one of New York's most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists, who brings depth and fullness of a riveting voice to her second album, Sube Azul, as well as to her live performance. Following up on Ojalá, her polyglot and multilingual debut, she offers this time a collection of mostly original Spanish-language songs that build on a new set of growth experiences since moving to New York in 2005.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the album is grounded in traditional South American rhythms such as chacarera, zamba and vidala from Argentina, Afro-peruvian festejo and lando, Afro-Uruguayan candombe, Colombian cumbia and bullerengue and other genres that merge involving jazz harmonies, electronic sounds and rich improvisations. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia's voice is graceful as well as sophisticated, tying together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, melody and romance.
Sofia is a restless artist, one of the most versatile and in-demand singers on the New York music scene.