This is Avis Harrell’s third tour in Tahiti. It is with delight, that the
audience, who was able to see her during her first tour in 1995, has found
her again in a dazzling shape. People who didn’t know her, were also here,
called out by this voice that we can compare to one of the biggest Afro
Soul, funk, rhythm & blues are the favorite styles of the singer, however
she is not afraid of getting out of it thanks to the talented musicians who
compose the Tropical Combo Band. Thus, Brazilian music and more were also
played. We have to say that they have known each other since 1995. During
her first visit, she came from the United States where she lives,
accompanied by her pianist Doug Lambert for her tour.
During one of her show, the Tropical Combo Band was on the same program
that evening. It is natural that she joined
the group to sing along. Since, she has participated to the
recording of one of their album, and last year, she came back
for the show Heiva Upa Rau Oscars Awards show as our
guest of honor, while giving a series of concerts accompanied
by the Tropical Combo Band.
The Café de la Gare, despite its small size, does not hesitate to
have musicians and singers over to accompany the evening. They
do not hesitate either to move tables and chairs to welcome even
more music lovers in a friendly atmosphere. That is how it was
Friday night when everybody gathered around for a drink and for
the same passion of her music.
Avis Harrell, even if her name is not that popular yet, she is gaining much popularity in Tahiti and shared the stage with the greatest. In particular with the likes of Ray Charles and Wayne Newton for world tours as a back up singer.
Above the picture:
The Afro American music revisited by Avis Harrell and the
Tropical Combo Band.
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at
Hotel Beachcomber Tahiti.
Friday 29 from 9pm until midnight at the Voodoo Lounge restaurant.
Saturday 30 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Hotel Beachcomber
Tahiti and from 9.30pm to 11pm at the club Le Paradise.