Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 84

084 BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 019 FEST I VI T I ES Moonlight Benjamin m F EST IVA L S Q UA RE T EN T DAT E/ T I M E Tuesday 04 June at 21:00 D U RAT IO N 1:30 T IC KET Standard: 250 Senior: 225 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200 BT Fordel: 187 ​ priestess’ empowering voice, A Caribbean rhythms, and massive guitar riffs. Stories of the voodoo spirit world, Haitian history, and life in Port-au-Prince create the lyrical backdrop to Moonlight Benjamin's music. Having grown up in an orphanage in the Caribbean capital, Benjamin moved from Haiti to France to study jazz in 2002 – and has been living there since. In 2009 she went back to her home country for her voodoo priestess initiation. Benjamin has been involved in a number of musical projects within jazz, rock, blues, and world music and has collaborated with musici- ans like saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart and pianist Omar Sosa. Her voice is beautiful and 084 eerie, while guitarist Matthis Pascaud's powerful riffs embrace the rhythms and lyrics, creating an atmosphere that is somewhat dark as well as uplifting at the same time. ‘A controlled power and sense of danger and theatricality makes her sound like a Caribbean Patti Smith’ – THE GUARDIAN Moonlight Benjamin vocal Matthis Pascaud guitar, arrangements Bertrand Noel drums Quentin Rochas bass Matthieu Vial-Collet guitar Supported by Grieg Foundation #FE STSPILLEN E19