The Mondavi Middle is internet hosting two visiting acts on Sunday (Nov. 21) — one within the afternoon, and the opposite within the night. And the 2 performances will probably be very totally different, certainly.
At 2 p.m., the Alaska-based group Pamyua (which is pronounced one thing “Bum-you-uh”) will probably be featured, bringing their energetic and danceable “Inuit soul” strategy to the Jackson Corridor stage.
Their music and dance attracts totally on indigenous traditions from Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland, supported by devices that vary from traditional-style indigenous drums to fashionable acoustic guitars, in songs that commemorate looking and bringing house meals in snowy northern climes, or the elated feeling you’ll be able to expertise whereas dancing.
The vocals are typically chanted (draw on indigenous phrases), and typically outfitted with harmonies that counsel the affect of conventional South African vocal teams like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus some singing types reflecting a contact of R&B or a little bit of the blues — two of the founding band members (brothers Stephen and Phillip Blanchett) have household heritage that attracts on the indigenous Yup’ik tradition in addition to on the expertise of African-Individuals who moved to Alaska because it grew to become the USA’s forty ninth state.
Typically band members don vividly coloured masks or outsized gloves, and develop into fairly energetic on stage. Pamyua was based within the mid-Nineties and has toured many components of the world, launched at the least 5 albums.
The Mondavi Middle’s web site identifies this occasion with tags like “World,” “Motion,” “Household Pleasant” and “Roots,” which supplies a sign of what you’ll be able to anticipate. (Notice the two p.m. begin time — there will even be a pre-performance discuss with the performers.) Tickets are $65 basic, $10 youth (beneath age 18), mondaviarts.org.
A vocal interpreter who presents herself onstage with an inventive assurance that’s uncommon in somebody nonetheless a number of years wanting her thirtieth birthday, Veronica Swift made a really favorable reception when she first visited the Mondavi Middle as an up-and-coming artist in 2019.
She’s bought a robust jazz background — she was born in 1994 right into a musical household, and started showing onstage together with her mother and father round age 9. Extra not too long ago, as a younger grownup, she’s toured with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra, and headlined at top-tier jazz golf equipment across the nation, in addition to at a number of main jazz festivals.
She shortly grew to become well known for her outstanding capability to interpret jazz requirements which are each city and urbane — earlier this yr, the jazz critic for the Wall Avenue Journal in contrast her to legendary figures from many years previous when he wrote that Swift “”could be the perfect scat singer since Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Tormé,” whereas different writers have described Swift as “stellar” and “the actual deal.”
Swift received the Finest New Artist and Finest Vocal Launch honors from readers of Jazz Occasions in 2019, however then the pandemic intervened, giving Swift loads of time to plan her subsequent recording enterprise.
Her latest album “This Bitter Earth” (launched on the Mack Avenue label in Spring 2021) options extra jazz classics (after all), in addition to just a few songs sourced from the Broadway/The Nice American Songbook custom (“You’ve Received to be Rigorously Taught” from “South Pacific” and “Attending to Know You” from “The King and I”, George Gershwin’s “The Man I Know”), plus just a few up to date indie-pop-style tunes (introduced in her personal jazzy means).
Her look at Mondavi on Solar. Nov. 21 will probably be at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Corridor, tickets are $65-$37 basic and $32.50-$18.50 youth (beneath 18).