Our favorite Pandora station for the past few months has been one seeded by the Seattle Gypsy Jazz band Pearl Django. It produces a cheerful, peppy but soothing mix of artists from across the past the century, including frequent appearances from the darling of France, the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf*.
So we were delighted to hear that Wallingford’s Fathia Atallah will be performing a tribute to Piaf this Saturday, January 21st starting at 7 pm (doors at 6:15 pm) at the Creative Music Adventures (4501 Interlake Ave N):
Come hear the songs of Edith Piaf as they were meant to be sung, by native French speaker Fathia Atallah. With a voice that captures the spirit of “the little sparrow,” Fathia also shares Piaf’s little-known North African heritage. Both were inspired by their Algerian grandmothers to become singers, and Fathia brings a unique understanding of how Piaf’s music speaks to the human heart. Don’t miss this journey into the joy, the heartache, and the street life of Paris and its most famous songstress.
$20/adults, $15/students, Tickets may be purchased in advance.
* Sorry, I know that link won’t work for some period on Wednesday. Wikipedia is planning to go dark for 24 hours in protest of SOPA.