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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Laura Fygi in Manila this June 2013


Get to know more about Laura Fygi as she comes to Manila for the very first time on June 24, 2013 at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City. More details about the show to be announced soon.

Everywhere that Laura Fygi visits, she is a veritable vision of exotica. In her home country of the Netherlands, they know her as the woman who was raised in Uruguay as the daughter of an Egyptian belly dancer; in the Far East she is the emancipated Western lady who many others aspire to be. But wherever she may be, there’s one common factor in all of those locations: that instantly recognisable voice which has won her hearts all over the globe.

Her travel-packed lifestyle has provided her with the most amazing experiences, as Laura has been a welcome return visitor to Asia for years. As a Dutch singer, she has managed to conquer the Chinese market for instance, which is a unique achievement. There have often been surprises there, such as in the beginning of 2010, when she was invited to the TV show for the World Expo, which introduced her to a million-fold audience. “During the press conference, they remarked that the Chinese audience decided which foreign artist was to be invited, and that they had chosen me. It made me go very quiet for a moment.”

Surprises are typical for a performer who has re-invented herself many times. Since her dance hits with the girl group Centerfold in the early 1980s, Laura has travelled down numerous musical pathways, such as jazz, Latin, and chansons: not shying away from any genre or style. “I really dislike pigeon holes”, says the multi-faceted diva. “I’m always on the lookout for something new, because I don’t think you should repeat yourself. I can’t stand to be in a rut.” That wilful quest for renewal has rendered collaborations with such music luminaries as Toots Thielemans, Michel Legrand and Michael Franks. Laura has also been presented with various gold and platinum discs and awards, as well as playing the lead role in Singapore of her favourite musical Victor/Victoria.

Laura Fygi has performed with the Mariniers Kapel a number of times during her career. Highlight was, no doubt, the performance in Tokyo at the occasion of 400 Years of Trade Relations between Holland and Japan, in the presence of both Crown Princes!

The latest album, number 12 already that was released in 2011 is titled “The Best Is Yet to Come”. The album highlights Laura’s 20th anniversary as a solo artist and was recorded with a big band. It was followed by an extensive tour in both the Netherlands and Asia where Laura performed with local big bands. 

The title of the album has not been chosen at random…. Laura is sure the best is still to come!!

In the meantime Laura has made her 13th album! This one is especially for the Asian market and has only Chinese compositions! The title is “Flower” and 4 songs are actually sung in the original Chinese. The other 6 titles were translated in English and French.

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