Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), brings her infectious passion for music and living tradition to her new concert-length work Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti). An exploration of Haitian song and of the role of women’s voices in Haitian music culture, Fanm d’Ayiti was nominated for a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2019. Multi-Grammy nominees, the Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week. In Fanm d’Ayiti, field recordings, interviews, and personal anecdotes are interwoven to create deep connections and lasting resonance.
Additional support provided by Debra & Michael Raizman, Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy, Randolph Hawthorne & Carliss Baldwin, and Marylen Sternweiler.
Stave Sessions is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.