Mar 3, 2018
Decades ago, I discovered music on my parents' living room floor, diverse offerings from their own different tastes.
Perla Batalla grew up to pay homage to discovering music in her own parents' record store, naming her Discoteca Batalla album after that inspirational introduction.
Along the way, and at the encouragement of the legendary Leonard Cohen, she recorded many more of her own albums, and paid tribute to her mentor with the Grammy-nominated Bird On The Wire.
In this conversation, we talk about highlights of that career, her outreach activities in marginalized communities in America, and I mangle many a Spanish phrase or song title.
All this punctuated by her infectious sense of humour and laughter.