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“Playlist” is a concept show that transforms contemporary songs through the language of Jazz and paints them with the colors and cultures of music from around the world. Alissa Sanders spent 2018-2019 traveling between Brazil, the United States, Ethiopia and Israel, learning about music and culture, and collaborating with local musicians. Inspired by her experiences, “Playlist” is a dynamic show featuring collaborations with local musicians to create unique interpretations of modern and classic pop, alternative, international and Jazz songs. … Continue readingPlaylist

Brazil Nagô

“Brazil Nagô”, Alissa Sanders’ newest show, is a soundscape of musical traditions from Africa and its diaspora that together to create a new language through music. With original songs in English, Yoruba and Portuguese, a fusion of percussion from Bahia’s Candomblé and Afro-Brazilian traditions, contemporary African dance beats and Jazz harmonies and arrangements, Brazil Nagô is the sound of global contemporary African consciousness rooted in tradition and ancestry. … Continue readingBrazil Nagô