Yilian Cañizares "A RADIOUS FACE OF WORLD MUSIC" Winner of the 2021 Swiss Music Prize
Yilian Cañizares has been invited to perform during the United Nations World Oceans Day. For this very special occasion, she will perform "Yemayá" her tribute to the West African Goddess of the Sea.
Yilian Cañizares launches his new podcast and proposes you from the beginning of April a weekly imaginary journey.
“Yilian is one of the most incredible talents of the new generation of Cuban musicians. She is a virtuoso, she is expressive, spontaneous and with a grace that makes her the favorite of all of us.” Chucho Valdés
Yilian Cañizares is one of the most intriguing contemporary violinists, singers and composers. Always staying true to her origins, she skilfully blends jazz, classical and Afro- Cuban rhythms with her otherworldly voice. Whether on stage or in a recording studio, there are few talented artists like Yilian – who was born in Havana and settled in Switzerland – with such great respect for the past and sensitivity towards the future, accompanied by a smile to die for.
Yilian Cañizares in a few dates
1997 – Obtaining the scholarship in Venezuela
2000 – Obtaining the scholarship in Switzerland
2008 – MJF prize
2013 – Release her first album « Ochumare »
2015 – « Invocación »
2018 – « Aguas » in collaboration with Omar Sosa
2019 – First collaboration with Chucho Valdés
2019 – Collaboration with Ibrahim Maalouf
2019 – « Erzulie »