Ile Presented by The Rhythm Foundation

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Ile Presented by The Rhythm Foundation

Ileana “iLe” Cabra, a/k/a PG-13, the fierce young songstress of Puerto Rico’s world-renown alternative/hip-hop/rock band Calle 13, joined the band when she was only 16, but she was already an old soul. “When we did our first concert in Puerto Rico,” said iLe, “I sang a solo version of La Lupe’s song ‘Puro Teatro.’ It was kind of a moment of transition for me.”

 

It may not have seemed that way at the time, but her debut nostalgia-soaked collection of alternative ballads Ilevitable, was inevitable. iLe – a 2017 Grammy award winner – makes her Florida solo debut November 2 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, after levitating across stages with her brother René (Residente) in Calle 13 for more than a decade. Yet her sound is all her own: iLe’s eclectic tastes and ability to combine an older, more romantic point of view with the darkness of the new millennium. She draws as much from the work of her brothers and the extended Calle 13 family, as from an ancestry father back, classic son and boleros, boogaloo and mambo.

 

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