Nilda Fernandez: “Innu nikamu”
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
On 21 June, Uzbekistan joined to celebrate the National Day of Music in France, placing the Stage of Alisher Navoi Theatre at the disposal of Nilda Fernandez, French chanson singer. The concert attended by about 700 fans of Nilda, was organized by the Fund Forum and Victor Hugo French Cultural Center. Together with Uzbek musicians Fernandez presented a big show of Latin rhythms, French chanson, and Uzbek motives. Chansonnier also gave concerts in Samarkand - June 22, in Bukhara - 23 June.
The ensemble consisting of 4 musicians playing the drums (doira and others), accordion, bass and string-brass (Surnay and dutar), appeared on stage before the singer, who came to the public, performing the A-Cappella of one of his songs on Spanish. After welcoming the audience in Uzbek and Russian languages, Fernandez presented a program of songs created in different years. He sang his hits - «Innu Nikamu» (song from the eponymous album dedicated to the Indians of Quebec, and translated from Indian dialect means "a man sings"), a lyrical ballad for all the exciting music of the famous Argentinean composer Ariel Ramirez «Alouette / The Skylark" on verses of his favorite poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a number of fire and gentle songs in Spanish and French. The he explained content of some tracks to the audience. He told about how he heard the song of unfamiliar French singer when he was 6 in Lyon and fell in love with her voice forever. It was Edith Piaf, whose song "Milord" Fernandez played in Tashkent in the Uzbek musical frame.
The songs, written in the spirit of the famous French singer, interspersed with songs, representing fusion of jazz and Latino. Nilda’s unusual music was full of elements of different musical traditions: for example, plays in the style of hard rock suddenly became the basis of lyrical ballads. Nontrivial intentions required special sound, resulting in the same song simultaneous play of Surnay dutar and bass guitar. And of course the audience enthusiastically applauded the colorful sound of Nilda’s guitar and Uzbek doira.