Nathalie Joachim: Fanm d'AYITI
Liquid Music artist in virtual residence 2016.17
“This project is an attempt to celebrate the women of Haitian song and to explore their individual stories as they relate to Afro-Caribbean culture, society, history and music, by giving them a long deserved international platform.” – Nathalie Joachim
“Critics hail the Brooklyn born Haitian-American artist 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
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), joins Liquid Music as the second virtual artist in residency for the 2016.17 season. Throughout the year the virtual residency will track the development of Joachim’s Liquid Music-commissioned project exploring Haitian song and the role of women’s voices in Haitian music culture. The virtual residency allows for unparalleled online creative intimacy via regular updates on the Liquid Music blog, as well as videos and cross-country events. The fruits of the residency will be premiered in the Twin Cities the following year as part of Liquid Music's 2017.18 season.