Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp

Songs of the Latin Skies

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Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp return with Songs of the Latin Skies

‘Katie Noonan has a voice like warm honey being decanted into melting snow. It is such a thing of beauty that finding a vessel to hold it can be difficult. Happily, in the music of acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, Noonan has found the perfect companion.’ The Australian

Two of Australia’s most loved female artists – singer/songwriter Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp – are teaming up once again, this time exploring music of the Latin flavour. The two have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them high praise and this newest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant. Together they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Carlos Jobim and others.

Songs of the Latin Skies features some of Latin America’s best classical, folk, jazz and pop songs arranged for the intimate combination of Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice and Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar. The combined force of the two creates a unique sound, putting a fresh spin on Latin jazz and classical pieces from the musical masters of South America.

‘We have spent most of our professional lives in very different musical worlds, but we also share a lot of common ground, an unspoken intuitive understanding of the substance of the music, regardless of its style. Our collaboration allows us both to expand our musical worlds, but it also means we put a new spin on this music, while remaining respectful of its origin.’ Karin Schaupp

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

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