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Liquid Music presents Nathalie Joachim
March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm$16 – $20
Liquid Music Commission: Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post), brings her infectious passion for music and living tradition to Saint Paul in the culmination of her 2016.17 Liquid Music Virtual Residency. Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) explores Haitian song and the role of women’s voices in Haitian music culture. Joachim’s new arrangements and compositions for flute, string quartet, vocals and electronics, examine some of the most prominent female voices in Haitian music, tracking international influences and telling stories of political exile, cultural affirmation and independence.
Joachim says that “With Fanm d’Ayiti, Liquid Music has made it possible for me to celebrate the women of 20th and 21st century music from Haiti, deeply explore my personal heritage, and share the roots of Haitian music through the oeuvre of global feminism, political activism and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions. Through my virtual residency, I have been able to invite audiences into my research and creative process, and connect with young public school students in Minneapolis through interactive education initiatives. In essence, Fanm d’Ayiti has engaged a community in storytelling through music and history – a true homage to Haitian culture.”