1. Listening Room
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Listening Room Concert Series: Elena La Fulana

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 8-11 PM

Tickets $15; Purchase tickets through Parks Direct!

Elena La Fulana is a Latin Grammy-nominated instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and leader of the DC-based bilingual Latin-folk band Elena & Los Fulanos. Originally from Managua, Nicaragua, Elena identifies as both American and Nicaraguan and her music, which ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused Latin cumbia, reflects this dual identity. Her band’s second album, Volcán, was hailed as "a bilingual folk album for the resistance" by the Washington City Paper, a publication that also selected Elena for their People Issue 2017 highlighting notable Washingtonians. Most recently, Elena has been touring with the Latin-Grammy winning and Grammy nominated band Flor de Toloache, and with whom she performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019 at the Latin Grammys in 2021, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2022.