Montalvo also contributed a song to Putumayo's Women of Latin America compilation, a disc that also features music by the two women who have joined Montalvo on the Manhattan-based world music label's “Latinas” tour that, thankfully for fans of Latin music, makes a stop in Albuquerque this week. Along with Brazilian singer (and niece to the great Caetano Veloso) Belô Velloso and legendary Colombian vocalist Totó La Momposina and a host of accompanying musicians, Montalvo has embarked on a 28-city tour designed to spread awareness not just of three of the finest Latina singers to ever grace stateside stages, but to exemplify the women's strength, artistically and otherwise.
“Women have a larger sense of affection than men, mostly because we are obligated to carry men in our womb,” says Montalvo. “What better way to show our range as women than with a [sampling] of feminine voices in Latin America?” What better way, indeed?
The Ovation Series welcomes “Latinas” to Popejoy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.ovationseries.com for ticket and other information.