In connection with the Vejle Fjord Festival, JIVE presents a new voice in Danish jazz, and what a voice and what a talent. The concert takes place on the Sailor stage, and is free and open to everyone.
If you want to hear more from Nana, you can experience her again at a full JIVE concert in the Building on 25 October at 19:30.
Nana Rashid is unique. Together with her band, she will lead you into songs whose depths will engulf you. The music is often at a slow tempo, so that all the details of the song and sound come through. It’s absolute listening music if you accept Nana Rashid’s invitation. It’s beautiful music, even when the themes are serious. There are elements from, for example, gospel and soul in some places, all performed with great mastery by this young, debuting orchestra.
With her songs, Nana Rashid talks about belonging, about being apart, about the pain and the joy that life brings to women, to the oppressed, to all of us.
Nana and the band’s latest release is “Music for Betty”, dedicated to the African-American singer Betty Carter, who throughout her life fought for understanding between people. It is precisely there that Nana Rashid also picks up the thread. The record has received great reviews for innovative vocal jazz.
She herself is Afro-Arab-European with one foot in her father’s homeland, the Oman/Zanzibar/Tanzania area and a mother from Jutland. It has given Nana Rashid a great understanding of living in several cultures, and that depth comes into the most often self-composed songs.
The band behind Nana Rashid plays simply superb. Everything adds up to a higher unity, and the vocals and instruments work almost symbiotically. The three instrumentalists in the band actually also have another, purely instrumental orchestra when they are not backing Nana Rashid, namely “Little North”.
Discover a great singer who knows how to tell stories about real people in her songs. Experience a band with great technical prowess that just fits Nana Rashid perfectly.
Nana Rashid – vocals
Benjamin Nørholm Jacobsen – piano
Martin Brunbjerg Rasmussen – bass
Lasse Jacobsen – drums