Haitian born, Brooklyn resident, and musical artist Val Jeanty blends vodou samples, chants, and inspirations with profoundly contemporary electronica to create a music that is both deeply rooted in Haitian cultural traditions and thrilling in its freshness.
Electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Jeanty evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious. She incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. Her "Afro-Electronica" installations have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Village Vanguard and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland, Jazz à la Villette in France, and the Biennale Di Venezia Museum in Italy.
Originally aired 11/23/15
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