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Diana Hamilton

A Bahamian from Paris

About Me

She « likes to live in France » where she mingles in « petits cafés », Diana Hamilton... And she sings all that with such kindness, humour and mischievousness; but what’s more, this Bahamian from Paris interprets standards and new tunes in her own rhythmic style; calypso, reggae, jazz, chanson, and the indigenous style Junkanoo come gently wafing out; Her voice is equally charming, sounding not unlike a Bahamian cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Macy Gray. Distinctly proud of her roots, Diana backed by a swinging group of musicians make you groove while she tells you the history of her people.

My Jazz Story

I met Nina Simone and Don Cherry. I fell madly in love with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Amstrong album and hence with Jazz.

My House Concert Story

I attended this amazing concert with Nina Simone in Paris. I actually got to meet Nina who called me herself after she read the letter I wrote her. I remember an impromptu concert with Archie Shepp that happened at a friend’s place in Paris. It was amazing.

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