Gaby Moreno on the Art of the Bilingual Album: "It's Just What Feels Authentic for Me"

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."

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.