by Carol Banks Weber
When vocalist and executive producer Lua Hadar sets her mind on something, she goes global. The vocalist went global recently on her TWIST band’s new CD/DVD, “Like A Bridge.” …A world-traveled jazz vocalist, Hadar constantly seeks to bring people together through music…Hadar worked closely with Emmy-winning director Lawrence Jordan to put together a 70-minute concert DVD, filmed in Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios, featuring her 13-piece ensemble, and her seven-language (English, Japanese, Spanish, Malagasy, Italian, French, Portuguese) cosmopolitan music, as well as a 25-minute documentary, “Building Bridges,” about her Bridges Project. “Our new DVD encourages people to be like a bridge to each other in promoting understanding of differing languages, cultures, and ideas,” described Hadar. Her band is as diverse as her ambitious dream to unite the world through music; they come from all over: music director/pianist Jason Martineau, bassist Dan Feiszli, global percussionist Ian Dogole, drummer Celso Alberti, cellist Emil Miland, reedist Larry De La Cruz, koto player Fumiko Ozawa, jazz accordionist David Miotke, and South African artist Gideon Bendile and members of his Kalahari Experience Zulu Choir.
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Twist celebrates the iTunes and Google Play release of its concert film, Like A Bridge, with a live show at Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko Union Square. When in Rome, Nov 10, 2016 at 8pm. http://tinyurl.com/Italian-Lua-Feinsteins
Lua Hadar with Twist performs Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through the 80s in their new show, When in Rome. Info and Tickets at http://wheninrome.brownpapertickets.com
#Bastille Day party, Sat July 11, 8pm @Lua Hadar with Twist swinging cosmopolitan sounds @societycabaret tix http://bit.ly/1GAFDPU
See all the Italian Press for Cabaret Comico at http://www.luahadar.com/POP4_calendar_italianpress.html
October 17 and 18 - Society Cabaret hosts the second annual CABARET COMICO, a mini-festival of comic song and songwriters, in partnership with the Italian Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman (From the Shaman to the Showman). www.societycabaret.com Tickets: http://bit.ly/1lX2JJ5
July 12 at 8pm - One Night Only - Twist Celebrates Bastille Day with our French music hall show, C'est Magnifique!
Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square San Francisco. Tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Lua-Hadar-tickets/artist/1911076 or call 415-857-1896. www.societycabaret.com
Feb 16, 2014 See our new video from the recent debut of our latest show, "C'est Magnifique" at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, San Francisco http://bit.ly/N0pLxy
Nov 14-16th at 8m: Lua Hadar with Twist appear at the new Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square San Francisco with the debut of their new French-English romp, C'est Magnifique. www.societycabaret.com
Yoshi's Oakland presents the Official DVD Release for the Indie Music Awards nominated Like A Bridge, Monday Sept.30 at 8pm. Tickets just $14 at http://yoshis.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=313056
Lua was a guest on KCSM's Desert Island Jazz on March 8 with Alisa Clancy. Click On the Air in the Menu bar on this website to hear the entire program. A dozen influential divas sing in several languages.
Lua Hadar with Twist appears live with Guest Star 14-year old singer-songwriter Josh Reinier on Feb.16 in Oakland. See Press Release for all the info and ticket buy link.
Like A Bridge Live Studio Concert DVD was given its premiere screening November 15, 2012 at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco.
The CD is for sale on iTunes and Amazon, and is receiving airplay from Maine to Alaska, and as far as Brazil.
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