Una proposta insolita ma di sicuro interesse, a dimostrazione del fatto che il Festival Beat ospita e propone il rock’n’roll in ogni sua forma. Breanna Barbara è un’artista newyorchese in forte ascesa dal background a 360° (ha collaborato anche con Tricky) e un presente all’insegna del blues e della psichedelia di alto livello. Il festival saprà accoglierla col riguardo che merita.

​A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of New York City, Breanna
Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you
question how many lives you’ve led, and if you ever lived at all. Through
her rambling of the Earth, she traced a map constellated with pins,
strings and patterns. Here’s one that traces St. Augustine to New Orleans,
to New York City, knotting the places where she once lived. Another loops
around the kingdoms of Scandinavia then, lower, ties the mountains of
Switzerland, through the beaches of Italy, to the monuments of Paris
where she sung her songs to foreign followers. Over here, Nashville is
tacked: a keepsake for her first album, ‘Mirage Dreams,’ which she
recorded with Andrija Tokic, that went on to praises from V Magazine
(“her smoky quartz voice is one in a million”), Bandcamp (“fans of
Chelsea Wolfe and King dude will find plenty here to love”), and Action
Bronson who invited her to perform on his VICELAND talk show The
Untitled Action Bronson Show. Her song “Nothin’ but your Lovin’” went
on to soundtrack Dior’s Love Chain New York ad campaign. The densest
fragment of the tapestry, with strands criss-crossing throughout, covers
North America, when she released an official re-work of trip-hop legend
Tricky’s “When We Die” before joining forces with his touring band as the
lead female vocalist before recording songs for his latest record and
label’s first compilation. Barbara has also performed extensively in her
hometown of New York City; Bryant Park’s Emerging Music Festival,
Meltasia, and Seaport District, and opened for Deer Tick, Hurray for the
Riff Raff and Delicate Steve to name a few. If you squint, these motifs
might start making sense but don’t be fooled: the full picture is yet to

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