Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nathalie Natiembe at the Candelo Village Festival

March 19 2011

From Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, Nathalie Natiembé is a phenomenon who has appeared throughout Europe and recently at Womadelaide. Natiembé doesn’t need any tricks to capture the audience, starting every one of her shows with just her voice. Like a "griot" singing in Créole as well as French, she refuses to be categorised. Natiembé draws upon multiple influences and crossbred sounds, from jazz, reggae and rock. Into this mix she weaves the "maloya", a Reunion local blues long banned by the authorities.

The Candelo Arts Society brings you The Candelo Village Festival on March 19 2011, a one day event celebrating music, arts, and local culture.
The village of Candelo lies in the hills of the Bega Valley on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia, and is home to a community of Artists, Musicians, and Farmers.

1 comment:

Neil Porter said...

Not what we expected, but Nathalie put on a fantastic show - made us feel like we'd stumbled into a club somewhere in Paris and that we were maybe 40 years younger. Now THAT can't be a bad thing!

Hope the 5 or so other members that we noticed there enjoyed themselves too.

Jan and Neil