PaviElle French 

 

"What happened at the end of the night blew me away. I was on the verge of getting on the stage and move my feet and body but I snapped, clapped, and hollered from my seat when PaviElle French graced the stage with her soulful sounds and full band that understood the energy in her songs and soul. She closed the night filling us with affirmations and stories. We were left in awe." Nimo Farah - TC Daily Planet

About PaviElle French

PaviElle will be in residence at Antenna Cloud Farm as a co-creator and teaching mentor for the ACF Experimental Institute. 

PaviElle is an Emmy Award winning, interdisciplinary artist, hailing from Rondo - a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (21-22), as well as a McKnight Artist Fellow (2020), and has received a Sage (Cowles) Award for Dance and Choreography. She is a Global Artists Initiative - Artist In Residence at MacPhail Center For The Arts. And, an American Composers Forum Grant recipient for her classical composition, A Requiem for Zula, (2018) written in celebration of her Mother's life. PaviElle's symphony was just featured at the New World Symphony in April 2021, under the direction of Conductor, Edwin Outwater, and Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas.

She has been seen performing locally and nationally, and has graced such stages as First Ave, Ordway Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few. She is known for her powerhouse vocals and performing with an equally powerful 6-piece band. PaviElle was voted as Minneapolis City Pages "Best R&B Vocalist of 2015", her band was named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of (2015) and was a featured artist on TPT's "Lowertown Line'', (2015).

Growing up in a family steeped in music, she says that she wants to make music that honors and represents the Black Arts aesthetic. PaviElle honed her craft as a youth at: Penumbra Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre and with collective, EduPoetic Enterbrainment. Most recently, she was commissioned by the Sands Family, to create a symphony in honor of their 50th Anniversary. Sands Of Time, will be debuted by The SPCO in 2022. And, she has been commissioned by The Schubert Club, and the American Composers Forum, to write another symphony to be slated for performance in the Spring of 2022.

Reviews:

"The 30-year-old soul singer is stepping into the spotlight with a batch of original songs that prove that she’s more than ready for her close-up. The resulting songs stand in sharp contrast to much of today’s neo-soul music; rather than try to dazzle the listener with flashy hooks or showy vocal runs, PaviElle draws her audience in close to create an intimate, warm, and emotional experience, her voice unspooling one slow-burning and expressive line after another."  Andrea Swensson – The Current

"The St. Paul neo-soul singer started her monthly residency in good style — from giving Fleetwood Mac’s 'Dreams' a soulful bent to Funkadelic-style jams. She uses classic soul to inform her singing, but is no retro stylist. Rather, she makes good use of contemporary rhythms to keep things moving."   Larry Englund – Star Tribune

"'Be Right There,' with it’s minimal production, does exactly what it’s supposed to do – allow the message and the messenger to shine. PaviElle’s shine has been years in the making, but the polish is coming through with dazzling brilliance."   Harry Colbert, Jr – Insight News

"What happened at the end of the night blew me away. I was on the verge of getting on the stage and move my feet and body but I snapped, clapped, and hollered from my seat when PaviElle French graced the stage with her soulful sounds and full band that understood the energy in her songs and soul. She closed the night filling us with affirmations and stories. We were left in awe."     Nimo Farah - TC Daily Planet

Learn more about PaviElle French at: https://www.facebook.com/pavielle.music

The Antenna Cloud Farm Experimental Institute 

August 15-28

Antenna Cloud Farm in Gill. 

Go to the Visiting ACF page for more information about ACF concerts. 

Institute-related community events and pop-up concerts will be announced later this summer!

 

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