In August last year, the Queen of the soul, Aretha Franklin, went out of time. With soul classics such as Respect, Think, I Say a Little Prayer, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Angel, she wrote herself into the history of music.
Aretha Franklin had a unique, delicate and unforgettable voice. She was also an independent, powerful and brave woman who in her lifetime became an obvious authority within her genre. We at Malmö Live Concert Hall now want to celebrate her greatness with a tribute concert together with some of Swedens most soulful artists.
- Her voice has been with me throughout my life and influenced me a lot. As a person, Aretha was brave and strong, she also had an engagement where she early, through her music stood up for all people's equal value, says Anna Modéer Wiking who produces the concert.
Under sin uppväxt var Aretha omgiven och inspirerad av några av vår tids mest välkända namn inom soul, gospel och funk. Hon växte upp i ett segregerat USA där hon omedvetet kom att bli en tung och modig röst under medborgarrättsrörelsen. Hon sjöng på Martin Luther Kings begravning och vid installationen av USA:s president, Barack Obama år 2009.
During her childhood, Aretha was surrounded and inspired by some of the most well-known names of our time in soul, gospel and funk. She grew up in a segregated United States where she unwittingly became a heavy and brave voice during the civil rights movement. She sang at Martin Luther King's funeral and at the inauguration of the U.S. president, Barack Obama, in 2009.
At the concert that will takes place 26-27 February 2020, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra will participate together with some of Swedens best gospel and soul voices - these will be named later on. Tickets are released on 16 August at 12.00.
Facts about Aretha
Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) began her career in gospel, when she was only fourteen years old. Later in the 1960 's she stepped into the soul scene, which she captured with her unique voice. During her long career she released over 40 studio albums. Aretha Franklin has been awarded with 18 Grammy statuettes and has been named the best singer ever by Rolling Stone magazine.
Last updated 2019-08-25