Avis Harrell began singing at the age of 7.
Also, she soon received advices from a huge star of the black American
music, Stevie Wonder, which is not surprising when you know that she is from a family where singing is part of every-day life.
Then she becomes
up singer of another big star, Ray Charles, during a long world tour and
moves on to a
show in Las Vegas for three years, next to Wayne Newton.
-> Concerts and recordings
A complete artist, she writes her
own songs, in diverse kind of music
such as soul, funk
and rhythm & blues.
This is the
third time that Avis Harrell comes in Tahiti. The world is that big, it is
during her first visit in 1995, that the connection is made with the
Tropical Band, jazz “big band” with about fifteen musicians. The big band
show was on the same program as the singer’s…. She joins the group for some
classic songs and it triggered something in her mind. She participates to
of their new album, singing some
classic songs such as “Spain”, of Chick Corea, and others like “That’s
what friends are for” of Dionne Warwick. Five years later, she comes
back for the show Heiva Upa Rau and plays few dates at Papeete, still
with the TCB.
-> About ten concerts
But, fortunately, things always
happen in threes. The ones
who didn’t get the opportunity
to see her first two shows, will
get the chance to see her.
Wednesday, November 20th,
first date of her 10-day tour.
From Mana Rock Café to Paradise, stopping by the
Beachcomber and the Café de la Gare, those
are several opportunities not to
miss this wonderful
Black American singer.
This time, those who miss
it, will really miss a spectacular show!
-> Where and When?
- Wednesday 20 November, 8pm, at Rubis.
- Thursday 21 November, 8pm, at Mana Rock Café.
- Friday 22 November, 9pm, at Café de la Gare.
- Saturday 23 November, 8pm, at Mandarin.
- Wednesday 27 November,
5.30pm, at Beachcomber Tahiti.
- Thursday 28 November, 8pm,
at Beachcomber Tahiti.
- Friday 29 November, 9pm, at
- Saturday 30 November, 5.30pm and 9.30pm, at
For more information, please call Frederic Rossoni
at 43 43 12, or Stephan Rossoni at 78 04 86.
Photo: The picture
From Stevie Wonder to Tina Turner, it is the core of the black
American music that Avis Harrell goes over for our greatest pleasure.