Hindi Zahra w/ Ryan Francesconi, DJ Anjali
Monday, October 3
8:30 p.m. | 21+
$10 advance | $12 show
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
1001 SE Morrison Street
We welcome the sultry folk-jazz of Franco-Moroccan songstress Hindi Zahra.
Hardly have her lips approached the microphone when your ear is drawn in, gently but irresistibly. Just the slightest nonchalance in the hips with a filigree of swing in the delivery, a delicately veiled voice. Meet Hindi Zahra and her original, gently undulating sense of melody.
With a subtle, understated guitar accompaniment, a dash of gypsy guitar between the lines, and a hint of blues but with a capital B. Time stands still. Intense, intimate, poetic vibrations, with a velvety feline timbre. At thirty, Hindi Zahra is neither a reality show wonder nor the umpteenth shooting star fizzing across the firmament of vocal jazz.
Hindi Zahra chisels away at her own original groove, a finely crafted soundtrack of soul-folk-jazz ballads and south Moroccan roots, on the cusp of black culture, embellished here by some bendir, there by a ganoua bass line, or lyrics in Berber on tracks like Imik Simik and Petit ÃƒÂ petit (Little by little), a title that fits her well. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, she has quietly – away from the limelight – gone about the business of building authentic music.