It would not be amiss to call Soledad Bravo the Joan Baez of Latin America. Blessed with a crystal-clear voice, pleasing tonality and a wide range, Bravo is a natural singer. She grew up in the tropical city of Caracas, Venezuela, where she picked up various folk traditions and learned how to play guitar. In the late 1960s she began her recording career as a solo artist, singing songs about Che Guevara and social injustice, and aligning herself squarely with the nueva cancion (new song) movement. Leftist politics defined her early career as she traveled and performed extensively in South America, picking up traditional songs along the way. Returning to Spain in the late '70s, she recorded songs from the Spanish Civil War and songs of Spanish Jews. Later she stepped into the tropical charts, recording a Salsa record produced by Willie Colon. Full of charm, she is a paragon of compassion and talent in the eyes of her large, adoring audience.