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Swiss-Cuban musician Yilian Canizares to perform in India

India Yilian Canizares to perform in India

February 12, 2017

Yilian Canizares Quintet in Udaipur

At 3:00 pm

Fateh Sagar Paal, Udaipur

February 15, 2017

Yilian Canizares Duo in Delhi

At 6:30 pm

India International Centre
40 Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi - 110003

Presenting jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms by Swiss-Cuban musician Yilian Canizares in Udaipur & Delhi

Yilian Canizares Quintet in Udaipur
as part of Udaipur World Music Festival 2017
12 February 2017 at 3:00 pm
Venue: Fateh Sagar Paal
Entry as per festival rules.

Yilian Canizares Quintet

Yilian Canizares – Vocal and violin
Daniel Stawinski – Piano
Cyril Regamey – Drums
David Brito – Double Bass
Inor Sotolongo – Percussions

Yilian Canizares Duo in Delhi
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 6:30
Venue: Fountain Lawns, India International Centre, Delhi
Entry open to all
Duration: 90 min set

Yilian Canizares Duet

Yilian Canizares – violin / vocals
Daniel Stawinski – piano

About the artist:

For more information about Yilian Canizares


Yilian Cañizares was born in Havana, Cuba, and studied violin there, in the Russian tradition. In 1997, she moved to Venezuela, in order to pursue her studies. Three years later, she moved again, to Switzerland, in order to complete her studies at the Fribourg Conservatory of music. She originally wanted to become a classical musician. As she was in Switzerland, she became interested in Jazz and decided to sing. She has remained in Switzerland and has acquired the citizenship. She found her own style after having discovered the french jazz violin player Stéphane Grappelli. She decided to use elements of his style with cuban music.At the end of her studies, she started the band Ochumare, or “rainbow” in Yoruba language, with David Britto (Double Bass) and Cyril Regamey (drums and percussions), with which she won the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Competition. In 2011 she graced Giles Peterson’s Havana Cultura project, and has gone on to share stages with jazz gods including Ibrahim Malouf and Omar Sosa. She continues now her career under her own name.

She has been considered the discovery of the year 2013 by the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur and the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles selected her album Invocación in the ten 2015 albums from South America not to be missed. [She teaches violin and jazz improvisation in Lausanne. Her style reflects her various influences with shades of jazz, classical music and Cuban music, with a lot of space left for improvisation. The French magazine Les Inrockuptibles speaks of a jazz instrumentation mixed with Yoruba ritual percussions. She sings in Spanish, Yoruba the language of her West African ancestors, enhancing the lyrics with Afro Cuban percussion and French. One of her hallmarks is that she plays violin and sings at the same time.


Presented in partnership with Seher and India International Centre


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