Bébé La La
An award-winning indie Folk Americana Français duo hailing from Albuquerque, NM, Bébé La La features singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violist Alicia Ultan and vocalist-accordionist Maryse Lapierre, who is originally from Quebec, Canada. Combining Lapierre's French influences with Ultan's original folk inspired ‘art’ songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature "stunning" harmonies. Over the years, they’ve developed a diverse and extensive repertoire, including Cajun and Greek tunes as well as new originals. Formed in 2010, the duo released their debut album, High Wire, in 2015, for which they received three nominations and two awards at the 2016 New Mexico Music Awards. Recorded at the multi-award winning Wall of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, the album comprises nine original songs by Ultan and one French ballad by Catherine Le Forestier, with guest artists including renowned trumpeter Bobby Shew; New York based saxophonist Javon Jackson; and Ultan's twin sister, cellist Jacqueline Ultan.
Bébé La La has performed throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, including at the Outpost Performance Space, the International Balloon Fiesta, AMP Concerts, the Corrales Harvest Festival, The Balloon Museum, The Regional Arts Council of Truth or Consequences, NM and at many other venues.
More recently, they formed the Bébé La La Band with drummer Arnaldo Acosta and Mike Fox, filling out their already richly textured music. Bébé La La is currently recording their second (10th Anniversary!) CD, which they hoped to release in 2020, but in light of the pandemic, it looks like it will be the 10th anniversary release in their 11th year! Stay Tuned!