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ILE from Puerto Rico // Oakland

Don’t miss the beautiful and talented Puerto Rican singer, composer and vocalist iLe.

Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known by the nickname “iLe”, is a Puerto Rican singer, composer and vocalist. She began her musical career as a teenager as the sole female singer of Calle 13, a group she took part in for 10 years alongside her brothers René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo Cabra Martínez (Visitante).

 

Sunday 10/17 at the Starline Social Club.
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / All ages.

Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Oakland, California 94612.

 

With special guest LoCura.

$32.50 – Advanced – General Admission Floor
*plus applicable service fees.

 

Biography:

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Ileana “iLe” Cabra, also named PG-13, was born in Puerto Rico and was the female vocalist for Calle 13.

In 2011, she sang at the Latin Grammy Awards 12th. edition gala, with the theme “Latin America”. In a Latino Fox News review they describe that iLe’s high notes left everyone speechless. In 2012 she performed the Puerto Rico anthem for the match between Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. seen by millions of people around the world. This earned her multiple compliments, including from the legendary Bob Dylan. In June 2016 she released her first solo album, titled iLevitable. The first single was Caníbal, with a “stop animation” video. The second single “Te Quiero Con Bugalú” (a dance song on the album), reinforced by a provocative video that plays with sexuality in old ages.

The New York Times ranked the album among the best albums of the year, in addition to choosing “Cannibal” as one of the best 10 songs of the year.In September, she was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for “Best New Artist.” In February 2017, “iLevitable” won at the Grammy Awards for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Music Album. She toured South America, the United States and Europe, closing the “iLevitable Tour” in the Bellas Artes de Puerto Rico theater, completely sold out. In mid-2018, she released the single “Odio”. Both, the video and the song, were recognized by the press: “A protest song in the most righteous tradition… a thrillingly unexpected climax in a song that refuses to settle for established categories.” – Pitchfork

In 2019, iLe released “Temes”, a song with a video directed by Milena Pérez Joglar, iLe’s sister, where she with a feminine gaze makes a powerful complaint about machismo and the power exercised over women.During May, her second solo album “ALMADURA” came out, where she ventured into new melodies, with her usual commitment and a more mature artistic imprint.Her song “Contra Todo” had a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Alternative Song” and the album was nominated for the 2020 Grammys as “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album”.

In 2020, during February and early March, iLe began a tour in the United States to present her album “ALMADURA”. She toured through 17 cities, such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, among others.
In April, iLe released a new track: “En Cantos”, in collaboration with Natalia Lafourcade. This song was awarded as Best Alternative Song at the Latin Grammy 2020.

 

* note: flyer says Berkeley but Oakland’s Starline is new location!

October 17 2021

Details

Date: October 17
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $35
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Venue

Starline Social Club

2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA United States

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