LUA HADAR BIO
Lua Hadar is a multi-lingual vocalist and actor, a teaching artist and an independent producer. She has a lifelong commitment to cultural exchange and has been inspired by collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, Twist, is to give audiences a sense of their common humanity.
Lua has performed as a singer and actor since her New York childhood. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, Lua attended the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and The Dalcroze School of Music, also studying with Metropolitan Opera coach, Joan Dornemann. She also holds teaching credentials and an M.A. in Education.
Lua Hadar sings her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz influenced by pop, funk, folk, Latin and international cabaret. Instantly accessible and truly exotic, she has been molded by diverse international experiences. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her band, Twist.
Hadar has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush Room, The Rrazz Room, Jazz at Pearl's, Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex, Yoshi's Jazz Club and Feinstein's at the Nikko (Nov 2016). In addition to the Iridium, New York audiences have welcomed her home at Somethin' Jazz Club and the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village.
Lua performed in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and North America during her 5-year residency as an actor and singer with two Italian theater companies. She has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian.
Hadar delivers Master Classes in interpretation and style on The Great American Songbook, part of her heritage as a native New Yorker and daughter of a musician. Her San Francisco-based Studio NPG has offered professional development for performing artists and salon concerts and events for the community, featuring teaching artists such as Broadway-TV-film star, Faith Prince, among others.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://luahadar.com
Like A Bridge Website and Blog: likeabridge.net
Lua’s Blog http://www.luahadar.wordpress.com
Lua Hadar has built her reputation by developing her talent for languages to sing songs and speak to audiences in no fewer than seven tongues! She and her band Twist describe themselves as “cultural diplomats for a new age” and ther mission statement speaks of their desire “to promote world harmony through music, seeking to ignite in audiences an awareness of our common humanity.”
Not every vocalist has a mission statement. But then, not every vocalist is Lua Hadar, for whom music is a calling as much as a talent. She can certainly claim to be cosmopolitan! Her ports of calling (get it?) have included Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France, Italy and beyond.
Lua’s performances include original songs in multiple languages, as well as new…
Flattery (also called adulation) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. Historically, flattery has been used as a standard form of discourse when addressing a king or queen.
The Wannabe Dictator now calls it Treason if we do not respond with adulation to the Pearls he is barely capable of reading off His Teleprompter.
The Wannabe Dictator accused unenthusiastic or resisting Democrats watching the State of the Union speech of Treason.
For the record:
Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information.
It is, in actuality, the so-called president who has been committing Treason since he conspired to invite the Russians into our election process.
My response has been, and is, one of vociferous resistance and also to remind us that none of us is better than the other. We are one humanity.
I pick up Nomad Notes in the new year 2018, after a year of both fury and creativity. I had returned to San Francisco in October 2016, after my Roots Voyage to Israel and Eastern Europe, with my consciousness a little bit more woke, as they like to say now. Then the ELECTION came, and I have been expressing my outrage daily on Facebook.
When I visited the Nazi Concentration Camp at Auschwitz, chronicled in Nomad Notes, I had to summon courage in order to do it. Once I was there, I realized that if they — we — Jews, Roma, Gays and others, had the courage to live through torture and death, I would find the courage to look at it.
I came to understand a little bit of the cruelty and carnage that dictatorship had wrought in Germany and Europe.
Our temporary president shows many totalitarian tendencies, not the least of which is his recent label of “treasonous”to those who do not express sufficient adulation.
To be alive as an artist in this moment of great peril to our democracy is to speak out in various ways in order to resist the surreal insanity.
Some of the video and photo material that I collected on my 2016 Roots Voyage will soon find its way into a new music video I am creating with JASON MARTINEAU in his studio, setting it to my new song, our common humanity.
We will premiere this music video on a big screen before its release. That will take place in the context of our live concert on May 26, 2018, as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival . We’re in production now!