La Perla del Mar is a captivating exploration of María Mérida, a renowned Spanish singer hailing from the Canary Islands. Born on June 5, 1925, in Valverde, El Hierro, María's extraordinary journey is brought to life through a compelling blend of concert excerpts, interviews, historical footage, and evocative scenes from El Hierro.
This heartfelt tribute delves into the life and artistry of María Mérida, a true icon of Canarian music, whose resonant contralto voice has the power to stir emotions and leave audiences in awe. At the age of 86, María continues to be a formidable presence, effortlessly performing alongside jazz musicians half her age. As we delve deeper into her story, we are left pondering what fuels her boundless energy and why her melodic voice strikes such a profound chord within us. Through her music, María's voice becomes one with the elements – the wind, the mist, and the sea – allowing us to unravel the enigmatic tapestry of life itself.