Cello Express:

Latin American Folk Music, Barlovento Sur


Barlovento Sur is a Chilean-Swiss group dedicated to creating and performing Latin American folk music. Their music is essentially inspired by Chilean and Argentinian culture, and their repertoire includes traditional rhythms such as cueca, zamba and chacarera.

The group was formed in 2015 in Chile by Josefa Silva Ibarra (vocals and bass drum) and Jorge Pacheco Escobar (vocals and guitar) and has performed in several major Latin capitals (Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo). In September 2016, he moved to Geneva and joined violinist Paloma Martin. Since then, they have performed many times in various European venues (France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany).

Barlovento Sur recorded their first album in 2016, ‘El siglo se vuelvo azul‘, and won a Chilean government fund for culture in January 2018 to finance their second album, ‘Raíces bravas‘, released in May 2019.

Pátio do Museu Guerra Junqueiro


Luisina Rábago, Violin
Josefa Silva Ibarra, Bombo & voice
Jorge Pacheco, Guitar & voice
Beatriz Raimundo, cello