Global Village Presents: Nani Vazana

Wednesday 12 Jun 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Global Village Presents: Nani Vazana

Wednesday 12 June 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Colchester Arts Centre
Tickets £21.50

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Nani Vazana is one of the world’s very few songwriters who writes and composes new songs in the endangered Ladino language. In her new album Ke Haber (What’s New) she captures the spirit of the ancient, matriarchal language and culture, and propels it into the 21st century with socially pertinent lyrics, celebrating migration, gender and female empowerment.

The soundscape bridges traditional and modern life, evoking sounds and smells of the marketplace and fusing them with raw, flamenco like vocals, soft choral trombone, piano, mariachi guitar and percussion, and piano.

This event has been jointly programmed by Colchester Arts Centre and Essex Cultural Diversity Project, as part of our Global Village Presents series, and is supported by Colchester City Council’s Cultural and Creative Events Fund.

Global Village events take place across the East of England, and celebrate music, song, performance and dance by artists from around the world, bringing diverse communities together within a vibrant festival setting. Global Village Presents is a series of one-off events with key partners in venues across the region, to test audience’s appetites for world music and performance and create a platform for diverse talent.

More about Nani Vazana

Nani ranked the Top-20 on the World Music Charts Europe (#13 Ke Haber), represented the Netherlands at the EU Music Festival in Vietnam and performed at the Kennedy Center USA, BBC Radio 3, the London Jazz Festival UK and the Jodhpur RIFF festival India.

Nani showcased at APAP USA, Jazzahead DE and Injazz NL. The held talks at TEDx Amsterdam NL & hosted 3 WOMEX panels. The Dutch NPO network released a mini documentary about her musical work and she also composed music for BBC4 and NPO documentaries.

Nani is a professor at the London Performing Academy of Music and the Jerusalem Music Academy, she chairs of the Amsterdam Artist Collective and founded Why DIY Music and Nova Productions.

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