Stay Tuned! Dominique Fils-Aimé
- 1Good Feeling00:50
- 2Constructive Interference02:17
- 3Where there is Smoke03:28
- 4There is probably Fire04:10
- 5Gun Burial03:01
- 6Big Man Do Cry03:13
- 7Magic Whistle00:51
- 8Some Body04:04
- 10Revolution Serenade03:25
- 11Sun Rise01:58
- 12Free Dom04:40
- 13Joy River04:10
- 14Stay Tuned!00:37
Info for Stay Tuned!
Stay Tuned!, is Dominique Fils-Aimé’s sophomore album, the follow-up to her debut full length Nameless, part of her trilogy that brings to center stage the resiliency of mankind in the face of adversity and oppression and pays homage to Afro-American history and culture.
In this second recording, containing 14 original songs, Dominique delves into the civil rights movement of the 60s and explores several significant socio-political events which deeply affected the course of black history (Lincoln Hills Country Club, Little Nine Rock, Emmett Till). She honours unsung heroes of the civil liberties movement as well as historical figures of the time such as Rosa Parks, Joséphine Baker, Lena Horne, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
The album combines elements of soul, jazz, gospel and blends vocal harmonies, double bass, piano and trumpet over stirring and permuting grooves. Stay Tuned!’s lush vocal arrangements bring out Dominique’s voice as a stand-alone instrument, giving prominence to the words and the message she carries. Part rebellious and fiery, part sentimental and intimate, Dominique embodies afro-american music from then and now, all the while highlighting its defying power in a violent and divisive society. Breaking away from the standards of traditional compositions, the singer and songwriter presents a body of work focused on liberated musical forms hinting at the spirit of jazz.
Moving on from the blues-tinged Nameless—which boldly confronted historical silences and sorrows—Stay Tuned! is both a call for and reminder of revolution expressed with the fury of red-hot jazz.
Dominique Fils-Aime, vocals
Jacques Roy, bass
Salin Cheewapansri, drums
Elli Miller Maboungou, percussion
Nathan Vanheuverzwijn, keyboards
Etienne Miousse, guitar
Jean-Michel Frederic, piano
Hichem Khalfa, trumpet
Kevin Annocque, didgeridoo
Produced and engineered by Jacques Roy
Singer-songwriter from Montreal and of Haitian descent, puts the history of African-American music culture at the centre of her work, particularly in a trilogy of albums: "Nameless" (2018) explores the blues, "Stay Tuned" (2019) focuses on jazz - it won the JUNO for vocal jazz in 2020 - and "Three Little Words" (2020) is inspired by soul icons. "Three Little Words" was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and reached #2 on the Canadian charts. In 2022, she presented her show to a sold-out Théâtre Maisonneuve during the Montreal Jazz Festival and performed at double concerts in France, with Diana Krall in Marciac and with Melody Gardot in Vannes.