The Living Road


26 January 2004
Maybe it was Lhasa's unconventional upbringing, spent in a converted school bus between the US and Mexico, that has given her such a unique vision.  Whatever the reason, she stands as one of the most idiosyncratic Mexican-American performers, fully aware of the tradition, but putting her own spin on it. Her debut album, 1998’s La Llorona, a collaboration with Canadian guitarist and composer Yves Derosier, won her a great number of fans on all sides of the Atlantic, beguiled by her strange, richly sensual music, and her smoky jazz phrasing.Sung in Spanish, English and French and mostly self-written, Lhasa’s sophomore album, The Living Road, centres on the metaphor of life as a road.