Silvana Estrada Debuts “Tristeza” & Announces Tour with Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Multi-instrumentalist Silvana Estrada just released an exquisite new single and video for “Tristeza,” a post-breakup song that allowed the singer to heal and move on from a sadness that had her feeling powerless.

“Tristeza is probably the most therapeutic of all my compositions,” Estrada says. “I believe it’s the first song where I assimilate my break-up and ask to be healed.” 

In the emotive video for “Tristeza,” which was filmed in Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic, water is used as a symbol that Silvana is navigating. It reflects life, its cleansing and healing properties, and the power it has for regrowth, while at the same time referencing its constant presence, like a sadness that never goes away. 

Silvana grew up in Coatepec, a mountain town in Veracruz, surrounded by a musical family that listened to everything from son jarocho to jazz and baroque choir music. Her parents are both musicians and build and repair instruments. Their introduction of such different styles of music at home influenced Silvana’s own sounds and she eventually developed a beautiful fusion with her unique style of Mexican folk music and jazz, punctuated by her powerful vocals and her chosen instrument, a Venezuelan cuatro guitar. “My music is made of who I am,” she says.

Silvana has independently generated more than 50 million streams of her music in the last few years. In 2020 Silvana was the first Latinx artist to sign with Glassnote Records, an indie label known for catapulting artists like Mumford & Songs, Childish Gambino, and Phoenix. She released her own version of the song “Forever” by Churches and titled it “Para Siempre.”

That same year, Silvana re-released her first recorded project, Lo Sagrado, which was produced by and included guitarist Charlie Hunter who first heard Silvana playing when she was 19 and studying jazz in Guadalajara. 

Now Silvana is set to tour the U.S. for the first time and will be opening concerts for Rodrigo y Gabriela. 


October 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
October 2 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
October 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
October 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 6 – Washington, DC – Anthem
October 8 – Hershey, PA – Harrisburg University at Hershey Theatre
October 9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
October 10 – New York, NY – Pier 17
October 11 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
October 14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
October 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore

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Sandra Treviño is a music journalist, DJ and radio host living in Chicago. Listen to her on the radio Friday afternoons on 91.1FM Vocalo and every second and fourth Monday at 6 PM CST on 105.5FM Lumpen Radio. she is also one half of the female selecta duo The Ponderers. #futurerootz #theponderers #djangelfuk

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