Iaki Vallejo is a Colombian singer who is based in Melbourne. She grew up in an environment where loud music and dance never seemed to ever despair it occupants. Iaki marries Colombian, South American and African rhythms together, creating an international sound which blends funk, jazz, and Latin styles–horns, bass, and guitars with tambora, marimba, conunos, kalimba (traditional percussion) and melodies.
Iaki’s ambition is to blend these energetic forms, cultures and traditions together, in order to popularise the roots of her musical formation whilst creating a new exciting sound. She realised that this can only be achieved through the convergence of musicians from different parts of the word, such as Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Greece, USA, Africa and Australia.
Cost: $28 Cabaret seating, $25 Standing room
Duration: 90 minutes
Refreshments: Events Bar open