Nano Stern (Fernando Daniel Stern Britzmann) is a Chilean signer, songwriter, composer and has mastered several instruments. Nano is considered to be part of the New Chilean movement that throws back to the Nueva Cancion Chilena of the 60s and 70s, he incorporates rock to the folk songs of the troubadour. You can hear the influential songs of Inti-Illimani, Los Jaivas, Violeta Parra and Victor Jara play out in his music.
From his website:
“Nano Stern’s path as an artist follows richly crafted song lines laid by his family and his Chilean musical ancestry, and unites those with a sound utterly fresh and relevant. Nano has found something within that has positioned him as the voice of a generation. The grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution, Nano’s childhood was painted vivid by not only his own family’s activism and musicianship but by the powerful legacy of the Nueva Canción movement lead by Chilean musical activists during Pinochet’s dictatorship a generation before. Legends like Inti-Illimani and Victor Jara- who suffered exile and even death during these troubling times- continue to inspire Nano’s breadth of sound and emotion. “I am extremely respectful of the tradition,” explains Stern, “It is an enormous gift we received from the people of the past.”
Folk legend Joan Baez remarked, “[Nano] may be the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation. With his lyrics, melodies, message, delivery, humor and heart, he gets my vote”. Agile across a range of instruments, Nano’s closest companions remain simply his guitar and staggering vocals, and with them come fluent, extraordinary musicianship and a wide-open heart.”
Nano Stern plans on coming out to California next month and will be visiting the Bay Area for two nights. The first concert in San Francisco and the second night in Berkeley. He is on tour promoting his new album Mil 500 Vueltas.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
La Pena Cultural Center
Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is a link to his website http://nanostern.cl