Anaïs Maviel : hOULe
"A force of nature"
Allan Andre - All About Jazz
"Like hanging out with a special friend who is calm and comfortable to be their-selves. Miss Maviel uses her voice like an instrument to bathe us in splendid waves which work well with her equally charming subtle drumming (...)
It was one of the most enchanting sets I’ve ever witnessed here" Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery Reviews
"Absolutely naked and tensed by a hair's breadth, the sound of her being unwinds the speechless song of her origins, her travels, her visions."
"Fascinating multi-world sounds"
John Pietaro - The Cultural Worker
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. She is not creating merely magical sound effects, it is really something that is inherent in her performance, in every gesture she makes." DM - Vital Weekly
"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
"There is an insistent meaningfulness in the wordless address Anaïs makes; the sure statement that something will be accomplished."
b i o g r a p h y
Copyright Maria Moreno Photography 2015
Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, multi-instrumentist, composer & teacher. As a fearless improviser, composer & performer, she expresses hybrid forms remixing her French & Haitian origins, invoking ancestral and cyborg streams. As a scholar, she achieved an epic research on afrocentric music as a contemporary utopian alternative to politics. Creatively involved with William Parker, Aruán Ortiz, Larkin Grimm, Mara Rosenbloom, Matt Lavelle, Michael Bisio, Jen Baker, the Commons Choir & more free-spirited fellows & mentors in the music, dance, theater and performance art waters, she is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to cross-disciplinary ensembles, and to expanding the power of music as a healing & transformative act.