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Women In World Music: Ourida and MEÏA

Jun 18 | Tue |
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Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 8:30 PM Doors: 8:30PM Performance Times: 9PM – Ourida 10PM – MEÏA 20 dollar table minimum per person is required. 21+ Tickets are non-refundable.

$15 in advance $20 at door

About: Ourida The separation between Algerian roots, American modernism and French chanson finds a common ground in Ourida’s avant-garde songwriting.

Ourida is a French-Algerian songwriter, singer, pianist, ukulele player and a Brooklyn resident who has experienced multiple uprootings and possesses a unique sound. Born in Paris, she also lived in Marseille before performing in Canada and Brazil. She released her first album ‘Monkeys’ (2010) – urban songs mixing folk rock, art pop melodies, world beat undertones and jazz grooves – before moving to New York City, playing in a trio with Jonathan Levy on bass and Joe Hertenstein on drums, in the most artistically diverse and experimentally creative clubs of the city.

Produced by Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Marc Ribot…) and Ourida,‘Wings’ (2022) is an indie pop / art rock / alternative album with a touch of world music – a party of sensual songs about multicultural life and women’s freedom of expression, with lyrics full of imagery, translating emotions as directly as movies do.

After playing with the best musicians of the current scene, she’s now performing in quartet with Jeff Miles on guitar, Ari Folman-Cohen on bass and Wen-ting Wu on drums – a sound that sits out of any particular musical era.

“We can hear Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, and Nina Simone in her musical DNA.” (Sinusoidal music)

MEÏA MEÏA Santiago is a singer-songwriter from Barcelona recently relocated to NYC. She won over the hearts’ of her audiences’ by singing in her own unique way. She’s an eclectic songwriter whose themes explore love, dreams and social issues embracing both an introspective and an electric performance. She is presenting songs of her last Ep “Mülzien 25″ and her next album’s compositions. Her songs are both in spanish and english with a high poetic flavor.

She won multiple awards :“Best piece of music” by “Aphrodite Film Awards“ in New York City (July 2018) for her song “Be Gentle my Love”. “Best Original Score”, “Best Screenplay” and “Best Music Video” by “Pinnacle Film Awards” (Hollywood Hills, California) (November 2018) for her song “Beyond the angle of horror”. And recently an “Honorable Mention Award” by “Independent Shorts Awards” in L.A (January 2019) and “Best Music Video Award” by Los Ángeles Motion Picture Film Festival in Malibu (California) for her last Music Video “Under the Sky of your tough love”.

Venue: DROM

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