Noam “Nani” Vazana is one of the few artists in the world that write & compose new songs in the endangered Ladino language (Judero-Español). In her new album ‘Ke Haber’ (What’s New) she captures the spirit of the ancient, matriarchal language and culture and propels it into the 21st century with socially pertinent lyrics, celebrating migration, gender and female empowerment. The soundscape bridges over tradition and modern life, capturing the sounds and smells of the marketplace and fuses them with raw, flamenco like vocals and surprising instrumentations. Soft choral-like trombones embellish mariachi guitars & percussion with glimpses of piano & cello tracks, make this record unveil a piece of history we don’t easily find in other mythology & anthropology. The album KE HABER rated #11 on the most played world music records in 2022 and also ranked #13 on the World Music Charts Europe.
Nani will perform at the Library of Congress USA in September 2023, she represented the Netherlands at the EU Music Festival in Vietnam and performed at the Kennedy Center USA. She recorded a live session for Music Planet on BBC Radio 3, Played at the London Jazz Festival UK, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and at the Jodhpur RIFF festival India. Nani showcased at: Folk Alliance, USA 2023 NAMM, USA 2022 APAP, USA 2021 InJazz, NL 2018 Jazzahead Clubnight, DE 2017