The WORDS AND MUSIC FOR PEACE programme is a joint project by musicians Alexa Rodrian, Vered Dekel and Johanna Borchert. They will be musically supported by Jens Fischer Rodrian and Florian Holoubek.
ALEXA RODRIAN - VOCALS
VERED DEKEL - VOCALS, PIANO
JOHANNA BORCHERT - VOCALS, PIANO
JENS FISCHER RODRIAN - GUITAR
FLORIAN HOLOUBEK - PERCUSSION
Alexa Rodrian, is a singer, songwriter, lyricist and freelance writer. After years of living in New York, the bilingual artist now lives and works in Berlin, where she works as a live artist, lecturer and coach. In 2020 her 5th solo album "One Hour To Midnight" was released on Enja-Records.
Her lyrics and original compositions are highly acclaimed by critics, unpretentiously telling stories from life while clearly positioning herself for the observance of human rights, peace and freedom worldwide. Alexa Rodrian's musical childhood school is jazz, which she sometimes carries more and sometimes less in her luggage. With her congenial musicians she playfully moves back and forth between different styles and moods. Singing, speaking and always improvising spontaneously, she takes her audience on an intense and exciting journey.
Vered Dekel is a highly acclaimed musician in her homeland - Israel. Her career ranges from composing music for herself in the jazz genre, composing music for theatre and dance, performing as a jazz vocalist, and arranger, a performing artist in the singer-songwriter genre with original songs in Hebrew, and teaching as a senior Staff at the Jerusalem Academy for Dance and Music. Vered has toured worldwide and participated in all major festivals and clubs in her country. Her fifth album containing songs in Hebrew has just come out.
Johanna Borchert is a German pianist and singer. Since her first song album FM Biography, not only jazz and pop magazines have been deeply impressed by Johanna Borchert. The radio station BR5 called the record a "masterpiece of quiet tones" and the Süddeutsche Zeitung heard "a new sound cosmos full of harmoniously balanced contrasts." Many journalists drew comparisons with Laurie Anderson and Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos and Björk, as well as with the late work of Kate Bush. Her artistic work has been honored several times, including the new German jazz award and the Echo Jazz.