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22 May - 05 June 2019

Moonlight Benjamin

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​A priestess' empowering voice, Caribbean rhythms, and massive guitar riffs.

Stories of the voodoo spirit world, Haitian history, and life in Port-au-Prince create the lyrical backdrop to Moonlight Benjamin's music. Having grown up in an orphanage in the Caribbean capital, Benjamin moved from Haiti to France to study jazz in 2002 – and has been living there since. In 2009 she went back to her home country for her voodoo priestess initiation.

Benjamin has been involved in a number of musical projects within jazz, rock, blues, and world music and has collaborated with musicians like saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart and pianist Omar Sosa. Her voice is beautiful and eerie, while guitarist Matthis Pascaud's powerful riffs embrace the rhythms and lyrics, creating an atmosphere that is somewhat dark as well as uplifting at the same time.

"A controlled power and sense of danger and theatricality makes her sound like a Caribbean Patti Smith" – THE GUARDIAN 


Moonlight Benjamin, photo: Pixbynot

Venue

Duration

​1 h 30 min

Tickets

  • Standard: 250
  • Senior: 225
  • Under 30: 190
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 175
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March:  200
  • BT Fordel: 187

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Contributors

  • ​Moonlight Benjamin vocal
  • Matthis Pascaud guitar, arrangements
  • Bertrand Noel drums
  • Quentin Rochas bass
  • Matthieu Vial-Collet guitar

SUPPORTED BY

  • ​Grieg Foundation

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