Susana Abreu Williams
"Susana Abreu Williams' started her musical career in Caracas, Venezuela at the age of 13 when a professional band began rehearsing in her apartment building’s basement. The group of musicians let her sing one day for a laugh – only to hire her on the spot after recognizing a natural, powerful voice.
From there she began singing everything from folk music to rock and roll while writing her own music and learning to play drums, congas and guitar.
By the time she was 15, Susana had won Best Singer at The Festival of New Music in Caracas and was playing four nights a week at local nightclubs while going to high school during the day. By 22 she had one of the hottest acts in the Caracas nightlife, where people lined up around the block to watch her perform her unique mix of Latin and Anglo pop and rock. In the meantime she did back up vocals for famous Latin singers like Venezuelan artists Frank Quintero and Kiara and collaborated with Pedro Castillo when she was Signed by Airo Music.
Since emigrating to Canada in 1998 She has released “Latin Roots” (2004), “Dejame Contarte” (EP, July 2020) and “We’re a Memory” (2020), critically acclaimed albums that united some of the best Canadian and Venezuelan musicians on stage.
Susana can be regularly seen performing in and around Vancouver with the largest Latin-Jazz music orchestra in western Canada, Goma Dura, and as a solo artist. She is also the Musical Director of “Raices y Alas Flamenco” the avant-garde experimental flamenco company based in Vancouver, B.C.