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Wednesday May 29

Primavera Sound Barcelona

La [2] de Apolo


Clara Sobrino –artistic name, Clara!– is something like a doctor honoris causa of reggeaton. A precocious figure of authority on the scene thanks to the series of mixtapes Reggaetoneras on which she links the prehistory, the present and the future of female presence in the genre, destroying stereotypes on what it is and what it represents. Finally in 2018 Clara! has decided to move over to the other side of the mirror and record her voice and vision of the style by teaming up with Maupa Mazzochetti on the 12” Meneo. In her hands, the harshness of reggaeton rhythms acquire a distant clarity that stamps out all traces of misogyny:  “Si te acercas, me escabullo / Si me tocas, te aniquilo / de un chasquido te fulmino / Si me buscas, te destruyo“.

Reggaetoneras 3 (Gravats, 2018)