Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gian-Carla Tisera Nora La Bella Rebeliosa 2014

Bolivian Gian-Carla Tisera doesn't just sing the words, she makes the music!
Brent Black /
On paper it can not work...Crossing genres and cultural boundaries with opera, jazz, Latin American folk music, art and political song with a roots music base just can't work, but it does! With vocals in four different languages, Tisera moves effortlessly within genres while moving outside the box of what many would consider traditional improvisational vocal performances. The results are at times stunning.
Hybrids are fraught with peril including the all too often harmonic disconnect that occurs when an artist bites off a little too much than they can reasonably chew. Language is not an issue as the beauty and power of Tisera's sublime gift allows the listener the rare opportunity to simply become enveloped in a lyrical wonderland that few have the ability to communicate.
An absolutely stunning vocal experience.