JUNE 21st, 5 to 7pm, Sakura Park, Morningside Heights, Make Music New York!
Everybody sings! Every heart beats. Blending voices & rhythms has been a privileged platform to relate in many societies, as a mean to bring together individual and collective expression in harmony. The art of listening to our genuine voice, and to share it with others is both a musical and communal activity. Along this process I invite you to celebrate all voices: everyone’s unique gift. We will explore a wide repertoire of traditional songs and chants from various cultures that we will enrich with learning about the body as a music instrument: voice & percussion. All levels and ages are welcome!
I thought I couldn't swim
But here I am crossing ocean
Flowing among sea monsters
DIGITAL RELEASE DECEMBER 30
CD RELEASE SHOWS JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 13
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT
Anaïs Maviel is nonetheless an extraordinary vocalist, but also a complete artist. We can adress her these strong compliments to the very extent that her entire path attests to a striking personal inquiry, a « Renaissance Woman »’s. Anaïs Maviel masters and keeps on exploring an impressive array of vocal techniques, which she never detached from the aesthetic, philosophical and/or spiritual approaches that inspired them - that double them. Her creole origins predisposed her to such an intelligence, to such encounters and hybridizations, first with the Paris scene, then with the New York scene – also, to be noticed, as well as an activist alongside musician collectives, as a scholar. Audaciously on all fronts. Moreover, far to be content with her origins to be binding roots forcing a fake ‘authenticity’, but not abandonning them either for the artifical paradises of ‘world’ or ‘pop’ music, she makes a rare aroma bouquet out of them, calling for departure, travel, calling to new adventures. Because, with Anaïs Maviel, the siren song is no longer a spell.
- Alexandre Pierrepont (The Bridge)
LISTEN HERE a conversation around the Haitian roots of my music practice
Very honored to be sharing the stage next Sturday at 11pm with
Reeds : Kidd Jordan, Jemeel Moondoc, James Brandon Lewis
Keyboard : Dave Burrell, Cooper-Moore
Bass : William Parker
Voices: Fay Victor, Ellen Christi, Anaïs Maviel, Jake and Raina Sokolov-Gonzales
William Parker Martin Luther King Project @Vision Festival, 11PM
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square St, NY
composer utopian human choosing freedom unconditional love & transcendent community