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PAP World Music Series Presents : Loide
November 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Meet us at Port-au-Prince – a crossroads for those who love Haiti, her culinary and artistic offerings, as well as the arts and culture beyond her shores. Indeed, we aim to be a true “port” where the world intentionally collides! Coming up in our music series, we present to you LoideMusica!
Born in France to her Mozambican mother and Guinea-Bissauan father, Loide (pronounced Loy-deh) grew up in California, at the intersection of seemingly disparate cultural expressions. With only hymnals, doo-wop, and soul allowed in her observant Christian home, these sonic styles formed the first strands of her melodic DNA. Later, she would fuse them with the Afro-luso melodies and verse she heard in the homes of family and friends, the hymns she sang in Portuguese in church, and the European classical compositions she studied and performed in school.
On track after track of her latest full-length in-studio album In Time, Loide leverages these references to brilliant effect, code switching and interchanging English and Portuguese with dexterity. In the process, her story and sound stream past category and convention. Adding dimension to this narrative, Loide oft relays the stories in song of the immigrant struggle through her personal and professional lense, as an immigration attorney. This is life, this is Afro-Luso rhythms fused with African-American blues. This is jazz with a side of saudade. Loide will be joined by her jazz trio.