This project is an attempt to celebrate the women of Haitian song and to explore their individual stories as they relate to Afro-Caribbean culture, society, history and music, by giving them a long deserved international platform.

Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post), joins St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series as the second virtual artist in residency for the 2016.17 season. Throughout the year the virtual residency will track the development of Joachim’s Liquid Music-commissioned project exploring Haitian song and the role of women’s voices in Haitian music culture. The virtual residency allows for unparalleled online creative intimacy via regular updates on the Liquid Music blog, as well as videos and cross-country events. The fruits of the residency will be premiered in the Twin Cities the following year as part of Liquid Music’s 2017.18 season.

Blog Posts

 > Taking Action to Find Hope

> Students visit Virtually with Nathalie Joachim

> Introducing Nathalie Joachim