Karen Souza

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Karen Souza
Also known as Privé, Pacha Ibiza, FTV
Born (1970-01-01)January 1, 1970
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Jazz, vocal jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Music Brokers
Website www.karensouza.com

Karen Souza (born January 1, 1970) is a jazz singer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1][2]


Souza began her career by providing vocals for producers of electronic music. Under the pseudonyms Privé, Pacha Ibiza, and FTV (FashionTV) she sang lounge jazz versions of hits songs from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, such as "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club.[3]

In 2010, she played several shows at Tokyo's Blue Note Café and was signed for Japan by JVC Victor. She was also extensively touring Latin America, playing gigs in Venezuela, Brazil,[4] Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.[5]

In 2013, she spent two months touring throughout Mexico.[6] While she was known for her jazz renditions of 1980s hits, her repertoire includes a number of her own songs, such as Paris, Break my Heart and Lie to Me.

Her verion of "Creep" by Radiohead was used extensively in the film The Zero Theorem (2013). Terry Gilliam, who directed the film, was unfamiliar with the original.[7]


  • Essentials (Music Brokers, 2011)
  • Hotel Souza (Music Brokers, 2012)
  • Essentials II (Music Brokers, 2014)


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