"In my house, there has been instruments since always and my dad was a great singer.

I was very young when we inherited a Telefunken record player from my grandparents, a luxury for the time. I think I left some discs almost transparent: I used to play them once and again and again"

 

En 1994 comienza la carrera de la cantante y compositora uruguaya Ana Prada. Junto a su primo hermano, el cantautor Daniel Drexler, encabezaran el grupo "La Caldera". Ana se convierte paulatinamente en una cara reconocida de la escena musical uruguaya. Participa como corista en formaciones musicales de artistas de relieve, entre ellos Rubén Rada, Jorge Drexler y Edu ‘Pitufo’ Lombardo. En paralelo, Ana desarrolla una larga participación como docente de canto en el Taller Uruguayo de Música Popular (tump).
En 1998, integra la formación original del grupo vocal “La Otra”, junto a Sara Sabah, Beatriz
Fernández y Lea Bensasón. Grabarían juntas dos discos, “La otra” en 2001 y “Dos” en 2005. El perfil bajo de Ana no hacía pensar que sería ella la primera de las cuatro en encarar una
carrera solista y, menos aún, en condición de autora.

 In 1994 the Uruguayan singer and songwriter Ana Prada began her career. Together with her cousin - the singer Daniel Drexler - leaded the group "La Caldera". Progressively, Ana became an easy recognized face in the Uruguayan music scene. She participated as chorister in musical formations of highlight artists, including Ruben Rada, Jorge Drexler and Edu Pitufo Lombardo. At the same time, Ana worked as a voice teacher at the Uruguayan Workshop of Popular Music (tump).

In 1998, she was part of the original formation of the vocal group "La Otra" with Sara Sabah, Beatriz Fernandez and Leah Bensasón. Together they recorded two albums, "La Otra" in 2001 and "Dos" in 2005. Considering Ana’s low profile, no one could imagine that she would be the first of the band to face a solo and author career.

 

La carrera solista de Ana surgió casi accidentalmente: durante una reunión de familiares,

donde cantaron sus primos Daniel y Jorge Drexler, ella se animó a mostrar “un tema y medio” en el que llevaba algún tiempo trabajando. Carlos Casacuberta, presente en la tertulia, no dejó pasar un día para declararle que estaba interesado en sus canciones.

 

 

The Ana's solo career began almost accidentally: during a family meeting, after the performances of her cousins Daniel and Jorge Drexler, she was encouraged to show a song she had been working in for a while. The Producer and musician Carlos Casacuberta listened her song by chance and the next day, he declared his interest in Ana’s songs.

En el año 2006, y con la producción del ex integrante de Peyote Asesino, aparece “Soy sola”. El puñado de canciones que fusionan audazmente cierto aire campero con ritmos contemporáneos fue recibido con excelentes críticas y presentado a sala llena.

Las giras y reconocimientos no tardarían en llegar: Uruguay, Argentina, Brasil, España, Dinamarca y Suecia se dejan seducir por la voz dulce y contundente de la cantora.

En el 2007, merece la nominación como ‘Artista Revelación del Folklore’ en los premios Gardel (Argentina) y ‘Revelación del año’, ‘Mejor solista del año’ y ‘Mejor producción del año' en los premios Graffiti (Uruguay). Ese mismo año la Revista Rolling Stone clasifica a “Soy sola” como álbum revelación.

 

In 2006, with the production of the former member of Peyote Asesino, “Soy Sola” was edited. The songs, that mixed in an unique way the folk music with contemporaries beats, were received with great reviews and presented to a full house both in Uruguay and Argentina.

The tours and awards arrived soon: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Denmark and Sweden are seduced by the sweet and powerful voice of the singer.

On 2007, Ana was nominated for “Best New Folk Artist” at the Gardel Awards (Argentina) and for “Best New Artist”, “Best Soloist of the Year” and “Best Production of the Year” at the Graffiti Awards (Uruguay). That same year, the Rolling Stone Magazine ranks "Soy Sola" as revelation album.

 

"The album title could only come from a woman like her, who has an extraordinary

sense of humor and subtle irony; she is a musician of great sensitivity and exquisite

inner world". -Liliana Herrero-

 

Tras las cándidas repercusiones de “Soy sola”, Ana vuelve a recorrer capas de pasado y

puntas de presente para la composición de su segundo álbum.  El resultado será “Soy pecadora”, lanzado en 2009 y con producción de Matías Cella.

El segundo disco -inédita relectura de lo folclórico con aires pop y sutiles bases electrónicas repite el mismo éxito de crítica y reconocimiento que el primero.

 

After the deep impact and good reviews of "Soy sola", Ana started to work in the composition of her second album. The result will be "Soy pecadora", released in 2009 with Matías Cella’s production.

This second album  - unprecedented reinterpretation of folk music mixed with pop and electronic – repeated  the same critical acclaim and recognition as the first one.

 

 

 

“I feel that Soy pecadora set a path. I feel free after the album was released.

Kind of: ‘I am a sinner, so what?’. I knew it has some provocation. I wanted to say something.

I often feel that we are surrounded by people who do not say anything.

I sing what I am,

singing it’s a place for honesty”.