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Christine Salem
Christine Salem
Phone (212) 545-7536
Price $35 / WMI Friends $30 Bring a Kid! $5
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Ethnic & Cultural Jazz

Christine Salem

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 8:00p
World Music Institute New York, NY

From Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, the “potent, ­indefatigable contralto” (The New York Times) ­Christine Salem is the greatest living champion of maloya, a nearly-extinct musical tradition rooted in the work songs and chants of the island’s African slaves. The hypnotic, ­percussion-­driven music is based on rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors, and is layered with ­rousing call-and-response vocals. A force of ­nature on stage, Salem delivers socially-­conscious lyrics in… Show more

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This is one of the few female voices of Maloya, a charismatic and strong personality. Since his childhood in the neighborhood of Camellias, Christine Salem has never stopped writing and composing....
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World Music Institute
101 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10013
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