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KCRW Debuts New Album From Natalia Clavier

Natalia Clavier, the live voice of Thievery Corporation, to release her new album 'Lumen' on May 28th.

Centro Y Sur congratulates Argentine singer/songwriter Natalia Clavier, as she makes her Nacional Records debut with Lumen.

A week before the upcoming album ‘Lumen’ from Thievery Corporation vocalist Natalia Clavier is released in-stores, Los Angeles tastemaker radio station KCRW 88.9 FM is premiering an exclusive stream of the full album.

Known as the long-time live voice of Thievery Corporation, Natalia Clavier’s Nacional Records debut album ‘Lumen’ will be released May 28th and was produced by Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada (Ocote Soul Sounds, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout).

The New York City album release concert will be June 4th at SOB’s and will also feature a performance by Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation. More information here:

With a sultry mix of jazz-inspired vocals, electronic textures and global influences, ‘Lumen’ further develops the sound the Natalia Clavier cultivated while recording and touring with both Thievery Corporation and her husband, Argentinean singer-songwriter Federico Aubele.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Natalia was exposed by her mother at an early age to a constant stream of music ranging from classical to jazz, from Argentinean folk to 1970’s Latin American pop and North American soul. She began singing in school choirs at the age of three, and by eleven she was performing as a soloist in the largest concert halls.

Natalia Clavier then moved to Barcelona, where she hit the jazz circuit and launched herself into the electronic music scene contributing vocals to house and techno singles, singing live at raves in front of thousands. In Barcelona she met a fellow Argentinean ex-pat Federico Aubele (who had just released his debut album on Thievery Corporation’s record label ESL Music). The pair became fast friends and Federico asked her to tour with him and eventually, to sing on his new album ‘Panamericana’. The two married in March of 2008 and have continued to collaborate both in the studio and on tours across the globe.

Having always sung in languages other than Spanish, Natalia felt a new calling to express herself in her native tongue. With Federico’s help and support, Natalia composed and recorded her first set of demos, which caught the ear of Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, who then became the producer of ‘Nectar’, her debut album. Soon Natalia Clavier became ESL Music’s first female artist and the touring vocalist for Thievery Corporation, giving her opportunities to tour the globe performing at the world’s largest festival stages.