Previously at the ICA - Events
12 Mar 2009
Paris-based singer Hindi Zahra pulls a dozen or more influences into her easy jazz style, and keeps the whole thing gorgeous and relaxed. Her voice is wry and light, leading you through tango, arabesque and hip-hop sounds, making her live performances a sublime pleasure. You might be reminded of The Third Man, Django Reinhardt or Billie Holiday, or you might just leave the theatre humming and smiling.
Opening for Hindi is the breathtaking Mélissa Laveaux, whose husky voice is "reminiscent of Macy Gray" (Le Parisien). A self-taught singer songwriter, she sings in French, English and Creole, fusing percussive guitar rhythms with fluid vocals to create a mellow blend of roots, folk and blues.