Nathalie Joachim Wants to “Give Voice to the Beauty [. . .]” of Haiti

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nathalie-joachim-1000x806Tonya Mosley (WBUR) writes that “Grammy-Nominated Nathalie Joachim Wants to ‘Give Voice to the Beauty That Is Not Often Shown’ in Haiti.” [See previous posts Nathalie Joachim’s “Fanm d’ Ayiti”  and A Haitian Music Oral History that Bends Space and Time.]

Haitian American flutist, vocalist and composer Nathalie Joachim‘s first featured solo album “Fanm d’Ayiti” has earned her a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. “Fanm d’Ayiti” — which translates to “Women of Haiti” — celebrates her Haitian heritage and serves to highlight some of the country’s unrecognized female artists.

Joachim says the Grammy nomination — “a dream come true” — makes her feel proud to represent her country through music. The album was her first solo project and one that she poured herself into.

Producing “Fanm d’Ayiti” was the “first time that I’m sort of stepping into myself as an artist, really…

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