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Nathalie Joachim

March 7, 2024
Zellerbach Playhouse

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In her immersive staged song cycle Ki moun ou ye (Who are you?), composer, flutist, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim invokes music, movement, and memory to explore personal history and the healing power of the voice. Performed in both English and Haitian Kreyòl, Ki moun ou ye travels deeper into the Haitian heritage introduced on Joachim’s Grammy-nominated Fanm d’Ayiti, and is set on the remote Caribbean farmland where her family has lived for generations. The music weaves together field recordings, electronic drones, vocals, and a seven-member chamber ensemble of winds, strings, and percussion. The evening-length work was developed as part of Joachim’s appointment as Creative Associate at Juilliard, and is a collaboration with fellow alum, choreographer Chanel DaSilva.