18 July 2020

The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4

Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions |

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“I am a little woman, but I have a bíííííg mouth!” singer Michelle David [1966] yells from the stage. Big talk? Not at all, for within a few minutes she sings the theater to 212˚ Fahrenheit. The American boiling point fits her heritage: her cradle rocked in North Carolina. Michelle David tore down North Sea Jazz and Paradiso, and equally blew away audiences at Pinkpop 2018, Oerol and MaMA Festival in France.

Her repertoire resembles a collection of sung postcards from Chicago, Memphis, the Caribbean, Morocco and Nigeria. She joyfully draws from numerous genres: Northern Soul, boogaloo and reggae, but also calypso, Afro Disco and Afro Beat.

The Gospel Sessions, three sharp dressed men, accompany her on various instruments. Together with them she earned a nomination for an Edison Jazz Award for their album The Gospel Sessions Vol. 3. The ubercool French radio station FiP made it their album of the month.

Previously Michelle David made a name for herself with Big, Black & Beautiful, the band she formed with Rocq-E Harrel and Lucretia van der Vloot.

Location Openluchttheater Citadel
Running time 75 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender