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Violet Green in the Park - Solhällan
25 Jul at 16:00 - PM18:30
The motto of the classic blues divas was: Tell it like it is! They broke taboos and protested with blackness and humor against injustice and oppression. They created new music and have inspired musicians for over a hundred years. In the performance, Violet Green opens a treasure chest filled with music and anecdotes about the lives and influence of creative women. The audience is taken to a smoky piano bar in the American South and to the vaudeville artists' tent performances.
We meet 50s rhythm & blues artists, then Janis Joplin - who in the 60s was inspired by Bessie Smith - and Mavis Staples who are still touring the world. The show's common thread is a music history where pioneers such as Memphis Minnie, Big Mama Thornton, Ethel Waters, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Amy Winehouse and more are presented.
Violet Green touches, entertains and captivates jazz & blues clubs, city festivals, cultural associations, folk high schools, pubs and soup lunch theaters all over Sweden.
"An absolutely wonderful performance… It offers a great swing, incredibly professional women on instruments and vocals, interesting and fun info between the songs!" (voice from the audience)