Perla Batalla
PAST EVENT
Perla Batalla
Discoteca Batalla
POSTPONED
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

At CAP UCLA, our first priority is the health, safety and well-being of our community of artists, staff, production team and supporters. It is in this context and in response to the COVID-19 health crisis that we have suspended all performances for the remainder of the 2019-20 Season.

We have been in close communication with the artists and their management to begin the complex task of rescheduling their performances into the 2020-21 CAP UCLA Season beginning in September.

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“...Dealing with such issues as race and loss of identity, Batalla has created a musical voyage well worth taking... ” — Newsday

Throughout the 60s and 70s, Discoteca Batalla was a well-known landmark in the Latino community in Venice, California. This mom and pop discoteca (Spanish for record store) was a haven for desperately homesick immigrants from all over Mexico and Latin America. It was a spot to gather, exchange news from home, buy the latest Spanish language pop exitos or maybe just enjoy sweet coffee and pan dulce with the proprietors, Barbara and Jorge Batalla. Jorge was a singer and radio D.J. He knew the lyrics to every traditional Spanish language song ever written. His wife Barbara hand wrote letters home for the working men and women separated for years at a time from their families. Perla Batalla is their daughter—a singer best known for her decade-long work with Leonard Cohen, as well as with such artists as Lou Reed, Sonny Rollins, k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright, Jackson Browne and Laurie Anderson. While the record store closed its doors over 40 years ago, the experiences and stories shared there are part of L.A.’s heritage. Batalla’s new work, Discoteca Batalla, is an homage to this long lost moment in time.

Funds provided by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance with additional support from The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

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