Dom La Nena On World Cafe

Dom La Nena. (Courtesy of the artist)
Dom La Nena. (Courtesy of the artist)

Dom La Nena is our guest today. She is a cello-playing singer-songwriter with a wonderfully soft, melodic style and a beautiful new record called Soyo. Born Dominique Pinto, she is originally from Brazil and traveled at an early age with her father to Paris, where she studied classical cello. She acquired her diminutive nickname as the youngest in her school.

Later Dom went to Buenos Aires for further private study. Along the way, she starting writing songs and playing pop music, backing artists such as actress Jane Birkin. As you will hear today, Dom La Nena has developed her own style, electronically looping her cello to provide backing.

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