Deep bass tones set the mood for the humming of a soft, melodic voice. A bit of blues-infused heartache shot through with the trill of Latin pop, the richness of soul music, and a hint of rebellious folk.
These are the kinds of musical moments, urgent yet graceful, that flow from Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno.
"I can't really call myself a 'blues artist' or a 'soul artist' in the traditional sense of the word," says Moreno. "I take elements from all those styles and blend them all together and make it my own."