Nathalie Joachim, the flutist, vocalist, and co-founder of the urban art-pop duo Flutronix, has come to Chicago to perform at the Resonant Bodies Festival at Constellation Chicago on April 8th.
Nathalie will be sharing excerpts from "Fanm d'Ayiti" (Women of Haiti), her most recent evening-length production. It is a project inspired by Nathalie's heritage, the celebration of women, and an exploration of self. "Fanm d'Ayiti" is a combination of arrangements of songs written by some of Haiti's most iconic female performing artists and original compositions that utilize field recordings from her family's farming village of Dantan, Haiti. Each song investigates language, Haitian Creole and French, and how it can be used to encourage activism, cultural preservation, and strength.
To hear Nathalie's appearance on "On Being" with Krista Tippett click here. This interview sheds light on her connection to Haiti, the new direction of her work, and also more about the project "Fanm d'Ayiti."