Fanm D'ayiti (lp)

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Label: NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
Catalog: NWAM122LP
Format: VINYL

NATHALIE JOACHIM

This sentimental album, which translates to Women of Haiti in English, shows Nathalie Joachim exploring her Haitian heritage and celebrating the songs and stories of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists. The songs on Fanm D'Ayiti were all written or arranged by Joachim and feature her performing on vocals, flute, and electronics alongside the celebrated string ensemble Spektral Quartet. Nathalie Joachim is a Brooklyn born Haitian-American flutist, composer, and vocalist known for creating “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” (The Wall Street Journal) She is co-artistic director and flutist of the four-time Grammy winning contemporary chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird, and co-founder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix. Joachim comfortably navigates everything from classical to indie-rock, all while being a committed advocate for social change and cultural awareness. Her authenticity has gained her the reputation of “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries”. (The Washington Post)

Price: $23.99