A Bahamian from Paris
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
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.