The artist: Bisseh Akamé
Her performances with the "Millennium Review," were great successes and for the program Kinder, heut' abend, da such' ich mir was aus..." she was celebrated: Bisseh Akamé.
In Bisseh Akamés new program she introduces jazz songs and German songs from the 30s, 40s, 50s and the 70s.
This includes songs by Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender, which Marlene Dietrich already has interpreted and furthermore songs by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Whether as a guest singer or in her own evening program - Bisseh Akamé interpretes songs she has in her heart.
And the audience feels it - from the first note.
The singer with German-Cameroon roots already appeared in London's prestigious Mayfair Theater and also in Hamburg, Cologne, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
Bissehs voice, this wonderful mezzo-soprano instrument, is not only an expression of great talent, but also the result of disciplined work.
Bissehs great love is dedicated to music: Whether jazz, gospel or soul - her sense of sensuality and joy sounds loud and clear. A melancholy interpretation might be followed by a piece full of overflowing happiness.
Here are some favourite songs from Bisseh Akamés repertoire:
Chain of Fools (Don Covay)
Day Dream (Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn)
Love for Sale (Words&Music: Cole Porter)
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer & Billy Strayhorn)
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now (Fats Waller)
Little Girl Blue (Words: Lorence Hart, Music: Richard Rogers)
Der Tod und das Mädchen (M. Claudius, Schubert)
Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man) (Words and Music: Stephen Sondheim)
The Boy From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinicius de Moraes)
Fever (John Davenport, Eddie Cooley)
Mademoiselle Chante le Blues (Paroles: Didier Barbelivien & Bob Mehdi, Musique: Didier Barbelivien)
Street Life (Music: Joe Sample)
My Romance (Lorence Hart, Music: Richard Rogers)
Kleptomanin (Friedrich Hollaender)
Benjamin, ich hab’ nichts anzuzieh’n
Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre
My ship (Kurt Weill)