I am aruna antonella Handa
A powerhouse voice, a commanding presence, and a poet’s respect for the lyric, Aruna Antonella Handa digs deep and delivers. If Betty Carter sings like a trumpet and Ella like a saxophone, Aruna Antonella sings like a cello, deep, resonant and earthy. Odetta, Holiday, Joplin, Joni and Aretha: it’s all there in a voice you’ll not soon forget. Her original compositions emerge from folk, early jazz, rock and chanson, sprinkled with quotes and tributes to the pantheon of the vocalists and composers she admires. Handa’s compositions are built around the centrality of the voice. A cappella or accompanied by other instruments, the texture of the human voice is fundamental to her sound. She’s played in a variety of ensembles and contexts from chapel choirs, to opera chorus, from voice and stand-up bass to celtic bands, to voice & piano, and voice & percussion. For more on her work in food, please see alimentaryinitiatives.com. This fall (2017), Handa begins work on a number of recording projects including song cycles Addicts, and Bones. The first album is slated for release in 2018.
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(Photo credits below (L-R): AAH, Geoffrey Bendz, Bendz, Cher Knightingale.)
WEDNESDAY December 6/17 | Toronto
Details TBA in November
ARTISTS OF THE AURORA
tranzac club, Toronto
JANUARY 14/17 7:30 PM PWYC
HOST: CHAS LAWTHER
Featuring work by Chas Lawther,
Aruna Antonella Handa and guests
song cycle: quitting: confessions of an addict