The traditional facet of Lorena Álvarez (alone or with her municipal band) is not her reproduction of a specific folklore, but rather her ability to share that essence of the natural in her compositions through contemporary forms. Her songs hook, entertain and move both young and old alike, mixing traditional instruments and sounds with elements closer to contemporary pop, letting herself be swept away by the everlasting shadow of Vainica Doble while glancing sideways at Vashti Bunyan. Mischief, cunning, humour and simplicity for a new and much-needed popular songbook. #folk