Nani’s hypnotizing vocals breathe new life into jazz & world music, bringing together Middle Eastern musical blends, North African beats & own composed Jazz songs. Nani is now releasing her debut album, “Andalusian Brew”, distributed by Xango Music. In 2017, Nani won the Sephardic music award and is often compared to the most powerful women in music, including Liz Wright and Mercedes Sosa. Some of her accolades include but not limited to being featured on the most prestigious jazz and world music festivals, such as Jazzahead DE, North Sea Jazz NL, TEDx NL, Roccella Jazz IT, Tanjazz MA, Caux Intl. peace conference CH, Music Meeting NL & more.
Nani is Noam Vazana. Noam’s grandmother spoke Ladino, an ancient language, preserved by only 150 families worldwide. Forbidden by her father to speak Ladino, the only means for Noam to communicate with her grandmother was through singing. After performing in Tanjazz festival, Morocco, Noam took the opportunity to visit Fez, her grandmother’s home town. During a walk down the narrow streets of the old town she heard a familiar tune being sung nearby. Following the sound she arrived at a square where hundreds of people were singing a song her grandmother used to sing to her as a child. Noam felt she arrived at an inner root that was waiting to be discovered and started a year long research to find out more about Ladino music. Performing as Nani, “Andalusian Brew” is the fruit of that artistic research. The innovative arrangements present a scented brew of Middle Eastern music, North African beats & Jazz and the result is a gorgeous, fascinating new sound. In 2019 Noam was presented the SENA Music Production Award to make the first album of entirely original Ladino music.