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Miriam Aïda

”A versatile artist, colorful, headstrong, audacious and personal"
Folk/WorldJazz/ImprovNordic Folk Alliance-19WOMEX -18
Award-winning Miriam Aïda commemorates David Bowie on her new album LOVING THE ALIEN (released September 2018). ”It is David Bowie’s courage to challenge the social norms, to think outside the box, with an invitation to walk ones own path and to be true to oneself that inspire us. With this message cherished we have challenged ourselves to record his songs and to make them ours”, says Miriam Aïda about the idea of LOVING THE ALIEN. 
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Miriam Aïda ´s album E´ de Lei! was rewarded ”Rhythm of the Year” at Manifest Awards 2015 and in 2012 Miriam Aïda received the award for ”Artist of the year” at the Swedish World Music Awards with the jury ´s statement: ”A versatile artist, colorful, headstrong, audacious and personal. A performer who twists and turns on the familiar and who creates new perspectives for all of us.”

With the album Loving the Alien Miriam and her group continues to create new perspective with their interpretations of Bowie’s songs. Influenced by samba, afro-brazilian rhythms, reggae, jazz and a dose of nordic melancholy, they perform a set of songs that span over Bowie’s five decades of making music (1969-2016) : Space Oddity, Let ´s Dance, Rebel Rebel, Letters to Hermione, Loving the Alien, 5:15 the Angels have gone, This is not America, Dollar Days, Ashes to Ashes och The Man Who Sold the World, Ziggy Stardust.

For a couple of songs, they bring the lyrics by the Brazilian artist Seu Jorge, who performed Bowie’s songs in Portuguese in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
The group has been together for 12 years and they've formed a magnetic sound with a strong identity. On LOVING THE ALIEN they have invited two of Sweden's finest musicians as guest soloists.

Miriam Aïda — vocals Mats Andersson — 7string acoustic guitar Ola Bothzén — percussion Finn Björnulfson — percussion

Guests : Nils Landgren - trombone & Fredrik Kronkvist - flute, soprano saxophone 

BOOKING: Connective Production / Anna Ehigiator / anna@connectiverecords.com