Malia to take stage at Tamirane
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Malawi Jazz singer Malia will be in Istanbul for a concert on March 24.Malawi Jazz singer Malia will be on stage this weekend on March 24 at Tamirane.
The concert will be performed as part of the 15th-year anniversary celebrations of the Garanti Jazz Green concert series, within the scope of the tour of her brand new album “Black Orchid.”
Critics describe Malia’s music as a synthesis of classical and modern styles. Blending jazz, soul and gospel in her compositions, Malia strikes listeners with her steamy and timeless voice. In “Black Orchid,” Malia pays homage to Nina Simone, interpreting the classic songs of Simone; a legend whose voice, lyrics and life make her Malia’s mentor. Inspired by artists such as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Malia has released four successful albums up to now. Her first album, Yellow Daffodils (2002), achieved significant success and sales, with well-known trumpeter Erik Truffaz accompanying her on the title track.
She strengthened her position among music lovers with her second album “Echoes of Dreams,” which was released in 2004. Her third album “Young Bones” recorded in and around Paris with Andre Manoukian and Rene Ameline, made her an important jazz vocalist in France. Music lovers will have the chance to listen to Malia’s interpretation of timeless, unforgettable Nina Simone songs like “My Baby Just Cares For Me.”