I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist and percussionist from France and Haiti. As a scholar, she did important research on Afrocentric creative music as a contemporary utopian alternative to politics. As a performer she crossed multiple aesthetics alongside Shumba M’Bira, ENS Batucada, Healing Unit Orchestra. She currently lives in New York City where she is creatively involved with William Parker, Matt Lavelle, Patrick Breiner, Michael Foster, Maria Grand, Daniel Carter, Pascal Niggenkemper, Dave Ruder & Performance Panoply Lab. Maviel is the instigator of multimedia ensembles that she has developed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Lastly, she operates as a sound healer in Harriet’s Apothecary’s colorful queer collective.