Singer-Songwriter Estrada performs May 11 and 25 at AMP
Mona M. Rock
(NORTH BETHESDA, MD)- Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR) cohort member Taisha Estrada offers her beautiful and unique Latin-inspired vocals May 11, and a CD release for her band Attic Sessions on May 25 at AMP by Strathmore, in North Bethesda’s Pike and Rose. In addition to her performances, she will conduct a special workshop, Musical Cross-Pollination, at Strathmore’s historic Mansion on May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Taisha Estrada grew up with grandparents who felt a strong devotion to la patria, their homeland. The rhythms of salsa, bomba, and plena course through Estrada’s veins. Though she moved away from the island when she was young, her passion for her home culture has only grown with time.
Estrada’s style, which blends Latin styles with jazz, R&B, and pop, is comparable to artists such as Omara Portuondo, Elis Regina, Natalia LaFourcade, and iLe. Lyrically, she is heavily influenced by the sensory experience of the Caribbean, and her work explores the beautiful and mystifying bond between humanity and the earth.
“I’ve always loved singers like Etta James, Omara Portuondo and Elis Regina,” said Estrada. They are all incredible vocalists but also very natural, energetic performers who captivate audiences. In terms of modern inspirations, Natalia LaFourcade and iLe. Those women are who I hope to be in 10 years.”
Sponsored by Hope Eastman and Allen Childs, Margaret McDowell, and Victoria J. Perkins.
Strathmore graciously thanks our Artist in Residence Champions for their multi-year commitment and above-and-beyond support to the AIR program.
Wed. May 11 & 25, 2022 | 8pm
Location: AMP by Strathmore in Pike & Rose
Wed. May 18, 2022 | 7:30pm
Location: Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Click here to see a video of Taisha Estrada in performance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) PROGRAM
Founded in 2005, the Strathmore Artist in Residence program has mentored 100 young musicians, ages 16–32. Each year, six artists are chosen through a competitive selection process. Over the course of 10 months, they benefit from the support of mentor musicians, 30 hours of professional development seminars, and performance opportunities—including residency concerts at Strathmore. The AIR program is part of Strathmore’s Institute for Artistic and Professional Development.
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.
All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and facemasks are required to attend any performance or event inside any of its buildings.
For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.