Anaïs Maviel : hOULe
"Miss Maviel uses her voice like an instrument to bathe us in splendid waves which work well with her equally charming subtle drumming" Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery Reviews
"Her voice easily navigates various scales and song ideas, then at the very moment when her voice freely steps "outside" of any of those intelligible realms of sound, listeners encounter the irresistable thrill of her music."
Rema Hasumi - Jazz Tokyo
hOULe is #5 in Jazz Right Now's best records of 2016
"hOULe is a fascinating and vital (...) brilliant offering that raises the bar for solo recordings. (...)The dialogue between Maviel’s singing and percussion, the independence between the two distinct personalities, is unheard of. It is impressive to witness live and on this recording it is utterly captivating." Keir Neuringer for Jazz Right Now - read full review
"What a power and expression! Experimental & abstract of the one hand, but at the same time rooted in old black musical traditions. There is something magical in her performance." DM - Vital Weekly
"There is an insistent meaningfulness in the wordless address Anaïs makes; the sure statement that something will be accomplished."
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Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, educator, curator & healer. Her work has been focusing on the function of music, understood in traditional societies as essential to settling common grounds and addressing Relation. Inspired by Edouard Glissant's reflections on Creolization, she has associated her work with the inextricable currents that move spaces and people between times and lands. Involved at the crossroads of mediums - music, visual art, dance, theater and performance art - she has been an in-demand creative force for artists such as William Parker, Larkin Grimm, Daria Faïn, Cooper-Moore to name a few. As a composer and musical director she is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to large ensembles, and to expanding the power of music as a healing & transformative act.