3 Jun 2019

Alicia Olatuja: taking on the divas

From Queen's Birthday, 11:25 am on 3 June 2019

Alicia Olatuja is a mezzo-soprano who covers songs by artists as diverse as Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman.  And she's just as much at home singing gospel and opera. You might not know her name yet, but you may have seen her perform. Alicia made her international debut in 2013, during President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony with a soaring featured solo during the Battle Hymn of the Republic with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  She released her debut album in February, Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women and she performs at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Wednesday night as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival.

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