Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening perspectives.  

What happens when you stitch jazz, flamenco, and electronic sounds together with rich South American folklore? You get the unparalleled singer, songwriter, and educator Sofía Rei. This Buenos Aires-born artist’s passionate voice and playful exploration of connections between genres produces a rhythmic energy that can’t be ignored; whether it inspires a singalong, a dance party, or meditative internal reflection, it undoubtedly demands a response.

This season, Sofía Rei brings Festival audiences six distinct concerts with compositions ranging from original to popular folk songs from across the Americas, May 27 – 30—CLICK HERE for information and tickets. Tickets are limited so act fast!

In anticipation of her infectious performances, get whisked away to an Argentine paradise with her featured playlist below. Don’t miss out on the punchy rhythms in “LaGallera” or the electronic drive and vocal layering in “Mundo Piedra.”

Photo courtesy of Sofía Rei