Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

byFred Goodman

Paperback | November 11, 2019

Why Lhasa de Sela Matters by Fred Goodman
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An artist in every sense of the word, Lhasa de Sela wowed audiences around the globe with her multilingual songs and spellbinding performances, mixing together everything from Gypsy music to Mexican rancheras, Americana and jazz, chanson française, and South American folk melodies. In Canada, her album La Llorona won the Juno Award and went gold, and its follow-up, The Living Road, won a BBC World Music Award. Tragically, de Sela succumbed to breast cancer in 2010 at the age of thirty-seven after recording her final album, Lhasa.

Tracing de Sela’s unconventional life and introducing her to a new generation, Why Lhasa de Sela Matters is the first biography of this sophisticated creative icon. Raised in a hippie family traveling between the United States and Mexico in a converted school bus, de Sela developed an unquenchable curiosity, with equal affinities for the romantic, mystic, and cerebral. Becoming a sensation in Montreal and Europe, the trilingual singer rejected a conventional path to fame, joining her sisters’ circus troupe in France. Revealing the details of these and other experiences that inspired de Sela to write such vibrant, otherworldly music, Why Lhasa de Sela Matters sings with the spirit of this gifted firebrand.

Fred Goodman is a former editor at Rolling Stone whose work has appeared in the New York Times and many magazines. His previous books include the award-winning The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce.
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Title:Why Lhasa de Sela MattersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 6.9 X 5 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 6.9 X 5 X 0.7 inPublished:November 11, 2019Publisher:University of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:147731962X

ISBN - 13:9781477319628

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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