The Long Road - My Musical Journey Through Latin America

The Long Road - My Musical Journey Through Latin America

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St Ann's Church of Ireland

18 Dawson Street

D02 YV57 Dublin 2


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Rebecca chronicles her life across Latin America through the sounds, rhythms and stories of the continent. Tango, bolero, salsa and more!

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A night of iconic Latin music and original song, Irish singer and songwriter Rebecca Winckworth chronicles her journey living across Latin America.

Joined by special guest Julio César Sierra from Medellín, Colombia, a twice Grammy-winning producer, arranger, composer and pianist and renowned musicians:

Denice Doyle- violin

Drazen Derek- guitar

Cormac OBrien- bass

Angel Castro- percussion

Alexander G. Botero- percussion

Daniel Gutiérrez- percussion

(The show will be a mixture of Spanish-language Latin music and English-language original music written by Rebecca and produced by Julio César Sierra in Colombia).

Rebecca Winckworth is a Dublin-born singer who has travelled the world as a soloist with shows such as Anúna, Ragús, Titanic Dance and Celtic Woman. She has represented Ireland in the World Festival of Music, China, has featured on numerous PBS TV specials including the Grammy-nominated "Destiny" as a soloist with Celtic Woman, she also features on the Diablo III soundtrack which has sold over 30 million copies to date. In 2020 during the height of the pandemic, she founded the "Citizens of Song" virtual concert series which went on to feature hundreds of musical artists from across the entire globe, reaching audiences in their hundreds of thousands.

Rebecca has been living in Medellín, Colombia, South America for the last three years where she has been immersed in the world of Latin Music.

This July she returns to Ireland with her show "The Long Road - My Musical Journeys across Latin America". which chronicles her arrival in Argentina in 2019 and her travels across the continent, featuring the most famous songs and stories from the countries she encountered along her way. Intertwined with her travels, is her particular love for the country of Colombia, where she has made a longterm home, and where she has written a wealth of original music inspired by the people from all walks of life that inspire her every day; from Venezuelan migrant crisis which has spilled into Colombia, to the heartbreak of having a life across two continents, to the joy of falling in love in this continent, to the hardship of being separated from loved ones during the pandemic. Her music is diverse, encompassing Latin American rhythms and genres from zamba and bolero, to tango, to salsa and folklore, whilst also giving a nod to her Irish heritage which has shaped her musical experience in a profound way.

Rebecca sings the music of her life in Latin America whilst also telling stories that inspire one to not fear the road that is less travelled, for it is there that you will find the wildest adventures of your life and perhaps the most happiness and joy imaginable.

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