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One Day, One Artist

Listen to “Moins joli” by Iliona The 20 year-old Belgian artist is one of those talents that has emerged in recent months, notably by offering various sessions during the long weeks of confinement, with music with an intimate atmosphere and a voice that stands out from the crowd. Author-composer-interpreter, Iliona likes to do everything herself; …

One Day, One Artist

From Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, the “potent, ­indefatigable contralto” (The New York Times) ­Christine Salem is the greatest living champion of maloya, a nearly-extinct musical tradition rooted in the work songs and chants of the island’s African slaves. The hypnotic, ­percussion-­driven music is based on rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors, and is layered with …