Saturday | October 26 2019 | 7:30 pm
“No more joyous chamber-music collection has arrived this year than Fanm d’Ayiti." (Steve Smith, The New Yorker)
Read reviews of Fanm d'Ayiti in The Nation, I Care If You Listen and San Francisco Classical Voice.
Composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet perform Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics. A celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage, Fanm d’Ayiti features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti. This concert is part of Kaufman Music Center's season-long focus on "Transformation."