Our Artist to Watch for April is singer-songwriter Sofía Valdés.
Sofia recently performed a three song afternoon music set for us, and in early February we featured Sofia on World Cafe.
Sofia was born in Panama to a musical family; her great-grandfather was legendary Cuban musician Miguelito Valdés and her great-grandmother Silvia De Grasse was a singer who performed with Louis Armstrong. Sofia began playing guitar when she was 8 years old, and writing songs when she was 13.
She recently released her debut EP, Ventura, a wonderful collection of confident, beautiful songs that touch on styles including pop, folk, and bossa nova.