SANDA WEIGL: Now, Voyager
Photo by: Elmar Lemes, SieLs-Images
NOW VOYAGER - sail thou forth, to seek and find
Talking to the immigration officer on my way from Europe to NYC he asked me what I am doing here in the USA - I told him stories from my life and the songs I am singing - Romanian Gypsy songs, Brecht/Eisler - Kurt Weill - Leonard Cohen, Bola de Nieve, Chavela Vargas, Chava Alverstein and Nina Simone - Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich - foreign affairs!!
Romanian born singing sensation Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, cabaret and jazz, reflecting her own life story in every moment of her vast and inventive repertoire.
As outspoken politically as she is uncompromising musically, Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of Team 4, East Germanys most popular rock band of the 1960s. After publicly denouncing communism and Russias invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was banned from performing and sentenced to two years in an East Berlin prison; then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art.
Since relocating to New York in the early nineties, Sanda has performed her singular interpretations to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel, UK , her native Romania and around the world.
"To call Weigl's voice "powerful" would be an understatement. She has an impressive vocal range. Her interpretations are dramatic, even theatrical, but never "over the top". A comparison with Diamanda Galasmight have some resonance, but Weigl's purpose is not to shock, but rather to communicate the vibrant life force inherent in the music. Which she does admirably, with an energy and panache that speaks of her intimate familiarity with the materialAlways though, it comes back to Weigl's extraordinary voice."
- BBC World Music
"If one wished to distinguish between a good entertainer and a genuine artist, Sanda Weigl would fall into the latter category. She sings songs with passion and intensity and can switch moods to convey many emotions... Weigls looks were equally changeable, almost chameleon-like. The petite singer could seem impish or elfin-like, evoking images of the French sparrow. When angry or harsh, she seemed plain, but when her mood softened, she was pretty." - Barbara Leavy Cabaret Scenes
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:30PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
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