To attend this Elbphilharmonie concert, reservations must be made in advance.
Lady Blackbird’s voice sounds familiar, which is not surprising: around ten years ago she released the highly successful single Boomerang, which was played in a loop on R’n’B stations, under her real name Marley Munroe. It is only now, with the dark and minimalistic Black Acid Soul, that her voice, forever reminiscent of the jazz divas of the past, can unfold its full potential. The album combines original compositions and covers, including interpretations of pieces by Nina Simone that practically hurt and have an almost brutal quality to them. But at the end of a valley of pain, grief and despair, consolation awaits, musically packaged in psychedelic opulence à la Sun Ra. Lady Blackbird is convinced that you can find hope even in the face of overwhelming (heart-) ache: “It’s like an amputation – initially, you wouldn’t be thankful for it. But in the end, it will save your life!”