Artist Talk: Alaska
Mexican-Spanish artist Alaska visits Instituto Cervantes New York to talk about her life and musical career as part of the #WomenOutsideOfTheBox series.
Witty, playful and sharp, Alaska, born as Olvido Gara, will recount the most intimate details of her artistic trajectory as well as the musical panorama of Spain in the 40’s. Alaska was one of the first women to be the front liner in a band during the period known as La Movida madrileña. Strong and cultivated, she has broken molds and stereotypes throughout her extensive career, constantly reinventing her style from the dark punk music of her first band, Kaka de Luxe, to the colorful pop of Alaska y los Pegamoides, or to the dance music of Alaska y Dinarama.
Since 1989 she has been a member of Fangoria, formerly an underground music band that evolved to contemporary electronic music. Alaska is also known for her work in radio and television, especially the La bola de cristal TV show that defined a whole era and set a new way of making television.