Local Soulful Songstress Karina Iglesias Plays Kitchen 305 on August 5
But smooth as butter neo-soul is where Iglesias truly shines. Downtempo and mournful ballads like "Good For Me," "Make A Little Room" and "It's Not Easy" are reminiscent of Alicia Keys, while the midtempo funk and R&B fusion of "Stand In The Light" and "Change" are redolent with traces of India.Arie and Erykah Badu.
Iglesias truly shines, though, onstage. While her studio vocal work is resplendent, live is where it really shimmers -- a good thing, since she is, lately, gigging nonstop on the local circuit.
Karina Iglesias performs at Kitchen 305 inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort along with Samantha Natalie on Wednesday, August 5 for the "Soultry Nights" party. There's no cover. 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. 305-749-2110; newportbeachsideresort.com and myspace.com/kitchen305