Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Phenomenal Paris-based Sephardic Singer Makes NYC Debut April 12

Phenomenal Sephardic singer Annie Darmon, whose five-octave range has ignited rave reviews in France, Germany, Brazil and Britain, makes her New York debut with two performances on Sunday, April 12, including an 11 a.m. opening slot for the Klezmer Brunch at City Winery and a 6 p.m. solo show at Cornelia Street Café.

Darmon (vocals/guitar) fills the room with her incredible unamplified voice, singing songs of joy, grief and hope, in a program of poetic music sung in Ladino, French, English and Yiddish. Her voice expresses violence and softness, joy and despair, with a deep, heartfelt intensity. Her way is heavy with history, powdery with the dust of the roads of exile. Her work can be
heard online at

Critics have long raved about Darmon’s performances. Jacques Julliard of Le Nouvel Observateur reports, “A stunning voice with an unprecedented intensity, with a singular dramatic force that raises even higher [Darmon’s] authentic qualities as an artist…” Madame Figaro notes, “An exceptional voice, that grabs you all at once: body and soul ...” Present’s Hervé Pennven writes, “At times, her voice surrounds you from every part and you no longer are able to tell where it comes from.”

Darmon will perform an opening set Sunday, April 12 at 11 a.m. as part of the Klezmer Brunch at City Winery, 155 Varick St. (between Spring and
Vandam), 212-608-0555. Admission $10.

A solo concert takes place at 6 p.m. April 12 at Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker), 212-989-9319. Easily accessible from A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains, exit at W. 4th Street station.
Admission is $12 and includes a free drink.

Email for reservations and further information.

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