"Rachel Faro has the voice of a wounded angel.... layers and layers of emotion behind that beauty." Andrew Gengner, Redlight Management
featuring Doug Emery piano Nicky Orta bass Sammy Figueroa percussion Anna Palmerola vocals
HEAR RACHEL ON NPR'S WORLD CAFE: LATIN ROOTS
Rachel has been invited to appearing on David Dye's popular World Cafe's Latin Roots segment. Her first hosting was on Portugal's iconic Fado genre, music which embodies a heartfelt sense of saudade, longing, passion and melancholy. Music from Amalia Rodriguez, Mariza, Coimbra, Ana Soura and other fadistas ar shared along with Rachel's comments.
Rachel's next appearance on World Cafe will be on May 3rd, discussing the music of the fascinating Garifuna people of Central America.
RachelFaro is an accomplished singer, songwriter, record producer, film music consultant and record label executive. She has recorded three albums: for RCA, 'Refugees' and 'RachelFaro'; 'Windsong', appears on Germany's Blue Flame Records and Vermont's Silverwolf Records. As a singer and poet her lyrics, set in classic country folk pop compositions, reveal sources as diverse as ancient Chinese poetry, Cuban and Native American gods and spirits, the politics of India and the fall of the stock market.
Rachel is also a well-known producer of Cuban, Latin, jazz, blues, folk and world music recordings with artists as varied as Odetta and Eddie Palmieri. She has produced over thirty albums, three of which have received Grammy nominations. She is the founder and president of Ashe Records, a well-respected world music record label. She is also the proud mother of singer/songwriter Anandi and a long-time practitioner and teacher of Tibetan and Shambhala Buddhism.