Malou Beauvoir Presents: Spiritwalker

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Birdland Theater

315 West 44th St

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The Birdland Theater presents Singer/Songwriter Malou Beauvoir! She will be presenting her album Spiritwalker!

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MALOU BEAUVOIR PRESENTS SPIRITWALKER

  • Andy Ezrin (Piano & Musical Director)
  • Chico Boyer (Bass)
  • Sherrod Barnes (Guitar)
  • Tommy Campbell (Drums)
  • Roland Guerrero (Percussions)
  • Pierre-Marie Beauvoir (additional percs and bkgd vocals)

With her new release, Spiritwalker, Haitian-American singer-songwriter Malou Beauvoir communes with the spiritual traditions of her island heritage. A celebration of the Vaudou spirits that embody and enrich the culture of Haiti and a conveyance of their message of peace and awakening to the world at large, Beauvoir’s new sound brings together Haitian Folk with Soul, R&B, Dance and Jazz to create a uniquely compelling blend of traditional and contemporary locution.

Spiritwalker is also a call to rise up against the forces polarizing and dividing us and to awaken to our spiritual heritage, drawing from its guidance and inspiration.

Born in Chicago to Haitian parents and raised in New York, Beauvoir is a highly emotive singer-songwriter and actor whose music is a unique amalgamation of multi-cultural influences and experiences.

Spiritwalker re-imagines treasured folk songs written for the Vaudou deities, the poignancy and soulfulness of Beauvoir’s vocals conveying deep affinity and veneration. This new recording also presents original compositions inspired by contemporary social & political issues, and by the ancient spirits of Haiti, whispering in Malou’s ear since childhood.

Beauvoir’s is a bold, beautiful and important voice, not only in her invocation of Vaudou tradition, but in fostering a new kind of spirituality and social responsibility stemming from our roots, wherever they may lie.

More about Malou Beauvoir:

Malou has played venues around the world — from Dubai to Rio, Beirut, London, New York and Paris. She currently splits her time between Brussels, New York and Haiti, continuing to travel and be a messenger for uplifting social causes. Beauvoir’s diverse recording career ranges from a featured Universal Music (France) artist to collaborations with dance, jazz, film, contemporary pop and house music artists. Her love of the beauty and freedom inherent in singing jazz has informed her art, her vocal prowess and her unique affinity for communicating directly and emotionally with every audience.

Andy Ezrin -

Good friend and fellow "Haitian" (through his wife and kids, ANDY EZRIN was the musical director on my 2016 Jazz album "Is this love" and did the arrangement "Papa Damballah" on both albums. Andy has also recently performed with U2’s Bono and Edge,Sting,James Taylor,Lady Gaga,John Mayer,Neyo,Miley Cyrus,Carly-Rae Jepsen, Cyndi Lauper,Chaka Khan,Michael Bublé,Van Morrison,Patti Austin,Micael McDonald,Diane Shuur,Yo Yo Ma,Renee Fleming and Dr.John.

Chico Boyer - One of the 3 co-producers of SPIRITWALKER and owner of Kamoken studios, Chico is a politically engaged member of the "Racine" , "ROOTS" movement in Haiti and was one of the original members of the Grammy award winning Haitian "Racine" bands, "Boukman Ezperyans". Today, he performs with Paul Beaubrun, Alan Cave, etc and produces extensively.

Tommy Cambell - Tommy attended the Berklee College of Music, the international center for education in professional music renowned for its acclaimed Jazz faculty, where he majored in instrumental performance (1979) and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998.

Campbell’s long tenure with Dizzy began in the late 70’s, and continued through the 80’s and 90’s, and concluded with a personal jam session with the renowned master several months before Gillespie’s passing in January of 1993.

He has been inspired by legendary drummers such as Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, the late greats Art Blakey and Tony Williams. Mr. Campbell has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Jazz’s leading talents. He has performed as a regular member with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John McLaughlin, The Manhattan Transfer, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Jordan, Tania Maria, Gary Burton, and a host of other Jazz greats. Tommy’s intelligent, exciting and stylistically authentic drumming has established him as a leading member of a new generation of Jazz Masters.

Roland Guerrero - Percussions

Born in New York, Roland is a descendant of the Garifuna of Honduras. Roland has performed, recorded, and toured internationally in the bands of numerous masters of jazz and latin music, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill’s Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra (featured in the film “Calle 54” by Fernando Trueba), saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, trombonist and conch shell master Steve Turre, trumpet players Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, steel pan master Andy Narrell, vocalists Jon Lucien, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Rene Marie, bassists Andy Gonzalez and Charles Fambrough , vibraphonist Dave Samuels, flutist Dave Valentin, guitarist Hiram Bullock, pianists Randy Weston and Onaje Allen Gumbs and legendary conga master Mongo Santamaria, just to name a few. Roland is a Grammy Award winning percussionist on “Offense of The Drum”, Arturo O’Farrill and a nominee on “Entre Colegas”, Andy Gonzalez.

Sherrod Barnes - Guitar

Sherrod has performed and/or recorded with world-renowned artists such as Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Arif Martin, Greg Philingains, Angie Stone, Kelly Rowlin, Natalie Cole, Ashford & Simpson, Layla Hathaway, Ashanti, Chantal Kreviazuk and Candi Staton, just to name few. He has also produced and /or written for artist such as Beyonce, Angie Stone, Debrah Cox, Ashanti, Boys II Men, Mike Phillips, Gordon Chambers, Blackstreet and Raheem DeVaughn.

Pierre-Marie Beauvoir

Originally a Bassist and percussion player, Pierre-Marie is the founder of "Juju Jerky" and an active spiritual contributor to the Haitian community. Pierre has participated in the arrangement of several songs with Malou and will be joining in the background chants and vocals and additional percussions.

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