RIP Lhasa De Sela

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Mexican-American-Quebecois chanteuse passed away Friday, apparently due to complications arising from breast cancer . Confirmed here in French. All three of her albums were outstanding.

ρεμπετις, Monday, 4 January 2010 00:47 (ten years ago) link

oh shit

call all destroyer, Monday, 4 January 2010 00:49 (ten years ago) link


bnw, Monday, 4 January 2010 00:51 (ten years ago) link

RIP :(

Salvador Dali Parton (Turangalila), Monday, 4 January 2010 01:00 (ten years ago) link


moullet, Monday, 4 January 2010 01:21 (ten years ago) link

oh crap.
how old was she?
that's sad.

m0stlyClean, Monday, 4 January 2010 01:48 (ten years ago) link

Aw shit.

She was 37 y.o.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 4 January 2010 02:03 (ten years ago) link

Info in English:

I only know The Living Road but it's great. She put on one of the best shows I saw in 2005 at the Triple Door in Seattle. R.I.P.

holy shit! rip.

Simon H., Monday, 4 January 2010 04:35 (ten years ago) link

:( :( :(

so sad. no words.

meryl streep post-brazilian (s1ocki), Monday, 4 January 2010 06:12 (ten years ago) link

Too sad. She contributed gorgeous vocals to this Tindersticks song, one of their very best:

anagram, Monday, 4 January 2010 06:26 (ten years ago) link

^^^ very much worth checking out

fools gold in particular will rip yr heart out

meryl streep post-brazilian (s1ocki), Monday, 4 January 2010 19:57 (ten years ago) link

This is really awful, Lhasa was one of my absolute favourite singers. I wasn't into the new one as much but The Living Road in particular is totally classic for me, a brilliant album and one of very few I'd happily describe as "flawless".

Tim F, Monday, 4 January 2010 21:59 (ten years ago) link

Well 2010's off to a shitty start. Terrible news. :(

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 4 January 2010 23:25 (ten years ago) link

I soent an amazing after noon in Paris with her - a truly inspiring soul
I write up the encounter on

peter culshaw, Tuesday, 5 January 2010 22:17 (ten years ago) link

Only know her through her most recent album, which I liked a lot. Really sad news.

Stephen Deusner, Tuesday, 5 January 2010 22:28 (ten years ago) link

She was one of my favorite singers and I never got the chance to see her perform live. I remember listening to La Llorona five years ago in NYC whilst dealing with some heavy post-breakup depression and it set my heart on fire. Been a fan of her ever since.

She was forced to cancel a long international tour scheduled for autumn 2009. A projected album of the songs of Victor Jara and Violeta Parra would also remain unrealized.

This also sucks, both Jara and Parra are songwriters I admire and the idea of Lhasa covering their material had me hyped. Really hoping they eventually release something off of this project.

feisty, Spanish, girl (Moka), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 00:32 (ten years ago) link


xyzzzz__, Saturday, 16 January 2010 12:58 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

Life & thread both inexcusably short tbrr

deeja entendu (wins), Monday, 16 December 2013 17:58 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

Miss her

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 18 April 2014 05:08 (six years ago) link

three months pass...


moullet, Saturday, 19 July 2014 17:36 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

One of her last performances... fuck I miss her she is so underrated:

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:42 (three years ago) link

Here's a playlist of her live performances if you're interested.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:43 (three years ago) link

mmm didn't work

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:46 (three years ago) link

Anyhow check out this one:

De Cara a La Pared is my favorite song of hers... probably because it was the first song I heard of her, her voice and the arrangements are so good you don't have to know Spanish to enjoy it.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:51 (three years ago) link

Ohhhhhh. :(

moullet, Sunday, 25 December 2016 12:17 (three years ago) link

did you ever see her live, Moka?

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Sunday, 25 December 2016 16:56 (three years ago) link

Nope :( one of my biggest regrets. I did met her and exchanged like two sentences with her... she had a great smile. I went to see her when she visited Zacatecas back in 2006 which is like one hour away from my city. She was playing for free in the city's cultural festival they have every year but I was late. One of my friends, Penny, was in charge of booking artists for the cultural events in my city, Aguascalientes (don't know how you call it in english but it's a government office that coordinate cultural events) and she got me in for the press event in her hotel afterwards.

The brief interaction was me shaking hands with her, asking for a hug which made her smile (she did hug me) and I told her that La Llorona got me through a particularly hard time in my life (she smiled at that too... like a grin). I was so happy to see her face to face that I froze and didn't want to take too much time so it was probably two minutes or so. I hated myself for not making it to the concert.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Sunday, 25 December 2016 17:21 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Why Lhasa de Sela matters...

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 04:53 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 17 January 2020 23:41 (six months ago) link

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