Athésia performing live
Saturday 14 – 7 pm to 8 pm – First Fleet Park Main Stage
About the artist :
Athésia, Haitian Canadian Creole Jazz Singer with a French Touch!
Athésia is an international singer-songwriter, the only one in Australia specialising in Haitian music. Born in Montreal to Haitian parents. Athésia is of French, Spanish and Taino descent (indigenous from the Caribbean).
Haitian French Canadian singer Athésia is honoured to be singing and sharing a Haitian Jazz Latin French show at Bastille Festival. Escape the cold and warm yourself up to the aromas of Haiti. Discover Haitian music and dance on the rhythms of Compas, Mini Jazz, Twoubadou, Zouk and Meringue to name a few.
Songtress Athésia invites the public to an enchanting evening. Singing Haitian Creole songs and her own compositions from her latest albums with “The Gentlemen”: Michael Coggins (Guitar), Giorgio Rojas (Percussion/Drums), Danny Junor (Saxophone) and lady Tina Harris (Bass). This might actually be the first Haitian performance during an outdoor Festival in Australia, so come and discover Haiti and France without leaving Sydney.
Athésia has performed in the past in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Haiti, USA, Sri Lanka and China. In March 2017, Athésia was invited by the Consulate of Canada to sing in Vietnam during the celebration of La Francophonie. Music lovers all over the world recognise that this talented singer-songwriter is very charismatic and has a mesmerising presence on stage. Athésia sings in French, English, Creole, Portuguese and in “athésian”, the polyphonic artistic language she invented. Come and enjoy an intimate atmosphere with Athésia.