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Christine Salem
Phone (866) 920-5299
Price $20 - $35
Age Suitability All Ages
Categories World Jazz

Christine Salem

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 7:30p
SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

The rousing deep-voiced singer from Réunion Island – the multi-ethnic French province in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar – performs maloya, a blues-like music rooted in the work songs and chants of the island’s African slaves. Rising up from a troubled childhood on the streets of Saint-Denis, Salem has become the greatest living champion of maloya, infusing the trance-inducing blend of voices and percussion with fresh inspiration and contemporary influences. Singing in Creole, Malagasy, Camoran… Show more

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Christine Salem

"(Salem has) a clear, deep affinity with the blues. This is music informed by the past and fiery in the here and now. " — The New York Times

SFJAZZ $20 to $35 Buy Now
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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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201 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 920-5299
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