Esperanza Spalding

Mei 7, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

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Esperanza Spalding is ‘n meisie met ‘n ongelooflike talent.

Esperanza Spalding has been flying just under the radar for years now, especially for those who don’t follow jazz pop news (it’s not all about Norah Jones, people!), but recently experienced something of a breakout in her February performance on the PBS program Austin City Limits. The day after her performance, Spalding, became the second most-popular search term on Google and millions of PBS viewers were (I assume) smitten.

Spalding grew up in a single-parent home in Portland, Oregon and began teaching herself to play violin when she was four years old. Her prodigious talent led her to study at the Berklee College of Music when she was just 17 and become an instructor there when she was only 20. Now 25, Spalding has composed and recorded two album’s worth of gorgeous jazz pop, supported by a daunting tour schedule and mesmerizing live performances. Her voice is like an otherworldly dessert: syrupy and sweet, yet lighter than air, contrasting with the tones of her double bass, which she takes from its usual position as a support instrument to the forefront of the band. Spalding, who is of mixed race (African-American, Welsh, Native American and Hispanic), speaks Portugese and Spanish in addition to English and sometimes uses them in her songs, like in her version of“Cantora de Yala” on her first album Junjo, or this cover of Milton Nascimiento’s “Ponta de Areia” (album version here):

Luister ook na Esperanza  se optrede op die David letterman Show. Aan die einde van die vertoning noem hy haar “the coolest person we have ever had on this show” Ek stem saam Dave. Ek stem saam.

(As my skakels nie werk nie, Google haar of soek haar op You Tube.)

8 antwoorde op Esperanza Spalding

  1. plankloper het gesê op Mei 7, 2010

    Dis die moeite werd

  2. plankloper het gesê op Mei 7, 2010

    Ek het ok so gedink.

  3. plankloper het gesê op Mei 8, 2010

    Dankie… (Maar dis darem ok net elke nou en dan hooer!)

  4. Joanvanark het gesê op Mei 10, 2010

    het vinnig op uTube geklim en haai- daai vrou kan maar!!

  5. plankloper het gesê op Mei 10, 2010

    Beslis.

  6. kerneelsie het gesê op Mei 10, 2010

    Dit is besonders. Dankie. Ek sal haar bietjie soek in ‘n CD winkel.

  7. plankloper het gesê op Mei 10, 2010

    Beslis die moeite werd!

  8. plankloper het gesê op Mei 11, 2010

    Gaan soek haar asb. Sy is ‘n besonderse talent!

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