Folks, you’re in for an experience unlike any other. Listen to the multi-layered voices rising from this acapella quartet and you find yourself in a world of sounds, hitherto unknown to most of us. That is until tonight. Tonight’s all-voices quartet Die Rote Zora is presenting ancient Swiss song traditions in a contemporary new light. Singing and yodeling anthems like Muotataler Juz and Appenzeller Zaeuerlis are raised to near orgasmic heights, boundaries are tossed over the fence yet this inventive and pioneering group is not showing any less integrity to their folklore when traditional ways are creatively fused with improvisations and excursions into the genres of pop and world, Austrian yodeling and Balkan folk, West African rhythms and something they named “voodoo yodeling”. All of the new elements marrying in cross-cultural Glueckseligkeit, achieved with their silvery voices that sound like a mountain stream tumbling over mossy boulders, which all Swiss have in their backyard.
CHRISTINE LAUTERBURG is a singer, yodeler, actress, and leader of the Swiss folk formation Landstreicher Musik and she’s the face of the revival of Swiss folk. And Christine has great hair. BARBARA BERGER is a classically trained singer and she can also be heard in groups that play modern jazz. NATALIE HUBER is a composer, pianist, singer, fearless improviser, arranger, and sound designer and JEAN BAPTISTE BERGER is a singer and good at shooting videos.
Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy an evening of Swiss Folk PLUS that will make you forget you’re involuntarily compelled to stay just where you are.
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