New York, NY
Date and Time
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 7:30pm
EDITH PIAF ALIVE
Written and performed by Floanne
in collaboration with director Alice Jankell
Musical Direction by Ian James
French actress and singer Flo Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens
the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.
Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France… with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life. Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as her beloved Edith, Floanne will make you discover her poignant music and share her unconventional life.
Floanne is an authentic French chanteuse singing original songs and vintage tunes with a modern twist. She made her off-Broadway debut performing her solo show Edith Piaf Alive, for Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, and starred in the Broadway-Style musical Loving the Silent Tears, at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, alongside vocalists Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Jody Watley, and Mark Janicello. She learned her craft as a songstress performing with Jazz musicians Joe Cohn, Ian James, Ray Parker, directed by Lina Koutrakos and Daniel Isengart, and continues to train her voice with soprano April Evans. She can be heard regularly at The Standard Hotel, Harmonie Club, Symphony Space ; sold out venues include the New York Botanical Garden, Triad Theater and the Metropolitan Room (2012 residency). She works as an actress and director under the name Flo Ankah (www.FloAnkah.com).