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Heidijo Smith and Ann Reynolds
July 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
A Cuban/New Orleans Mashup!
Heidijo Smith and Ann Reynolds met in Cuba in 2000. They have followed each other’s musical paths in the intervening years and now they weave those paths together in a Cuban/NewOrleans mashup. You’ll hear originals from both women and a few standards.
Heidijo is an engaging dichotomy of sweet feminine sugar with smoky blues rawness. Raised on church spirituals and classical music, she broke from family traditions chasing her muse in search of her musical voice. From California to New York and from Cuba to France, she played with and learned from the masters of her craft, ultimately landing in New Orleans where the city’s unique R&B style was a perfect fit.
Ann Reynolds (www.clavegringa.com)
Frm the first trip to Cuba in 2000 to the relase of her first CD, Para Cuba Con Amor, Ann Reynolds has developed her compositional voice that honors Cuban tradition and incorporates her jazz and classical background. “Ann-ita’s compositions achieve that rare balance of musical ideas arranged to engage the brain and authentic danceable rhythms to engage the body” – Robin Lloyd, KNKX