Well…it’s official. March 14, 2018 was the greatest day of my life to date. I am still pinching myself at the thought that my latest project, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), came to life on the stage of The Amsterdam in St. Paul, MN to a completely sold out crowd of over 300 people. This project has been two years in the making, and holds my entire heart and soul.
Enormous thanks and so much love to Kate Nordstrum, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series for commissioning the work and believing in me. Also giant hugs to the wonderful musicians who played my music so gorgeously: Mari Lee, Francisco Fullana, Hyobi Sim and Steve Fang. And of course, shout out to the Jerome Foundation for making my research possible, and also to my best friend and Flutronix partner Allison Loggins-Hull for being Artistic Advisor and helping me carry the work across the finish line.
Lots of folks are asking about where and how they can listen to Fanm d’Ayiti. For starters, if you haven’t checked out my featured On Being episode with Krista Tippett (…swoon!), that’s a great place to start. Click here to listen.
And do know that I’m currently working hard on getting an album and touring plan rolling for the not so distant future. Check back here for updates on that. In the meantime, check out these photos of the magical premiere night captured by Jayme Halbritter Photography. Best. Day. Ever.