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This is Nhojj’s strongest project to date. There is a standing challenge that the TRUE singers must always face: how does he/she capture the magic that comes from live performances and lay it down in the studio while keeping that magic intact? This is a very difficult task, because most attempts fall prey to one of two missteps: either over-singing or over-producing. With “Made to Love Him: Celebrating Love,” Nhojj shows his growing artistry, deftly interpreting songs ranging from 1920′s Gershwin to 2010′s Beyonce.

Each song is tastefully arranged and sparingly but cleverly produced. “How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)” is a delightfully bouncy romp tinged with a taste of the Caribbean. Nhojj’s voice is smooth and sure in Luther Vandross’s “So Amazing.” He includes himself in this collection of covers by breathing new life into his song, “Waiting for You,” previously released in 2001′s “I’ve Been Waiting for You.” And yes, I cheered as he handily nailed all four modulations of Beyonce’s “Love on Top” with no hint of strain nor shrill.

But without a doubt, the crowning jewel of this project is “He Heals Me.” With this India Arie cover, Nhojj’s cooing voice invites me inside and guides me through its elaborate melody. As the song rises to its climax, Nhojj’s voice soars in turn, holding me aloft, carrying me above the clouds. It was only at the end of the track, after he had gently set me down back on earth, that I realized that my face was wet with tears. This six minute slice of heaven is only one example from “Made to Love Him” that proves that Nhojj has successfully accomplished his mission. He brings his brand of magic to the studio and makes its essence accessible to all. Well done, my friend. Well done.Donell

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Real music lovers, I have a treat for you. Get into acoustic soul singer Nhojj’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “ How Sweet It Is To Be Love By You.
Pulled from his stellar opus Made To Love Him: Celebrating Love, Nhojj puts a Carribean-meets-gospel touch on this classic that could easily confuse music listeners into believe that Nhojj’s rendition is an original tune. That, my friends, is what you call “making a well-known your very own.”

It is also refreshing to hear the greatest hits of the 1960′s getting the remake treatment after singles from the 1970′s and 1980′s have been overdone since the 1990′s. Check out Nhojj’s “Sweet” feel-good cover and be prepared to play it over and over.G-List

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Electro-acoustic flutist Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano presents a new CD

Yael Acher is the flutist on “Twelfth of Never” and she is working on a brand new project.

The Campaign KAT and MOON:
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The artist “KAT” Modiano’s campaign aims at supporting new music, and specifically the new CD release’s pre/post production and Promotion costs. The ending date of the campaign is March 8th, 2014.

Contributors become special honorable members of “KAT” Modiano’s vibrant artistic community, and they receive gifts such as CDs, audio files, posters and updates.

All the campaign’s Data (budget list, bio and info), Media (videos, pictures and audio files) and Perks can be found on the Campaign’s Link:



About the Artists:
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A native of Tel Aviv, Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano received a BA in Classical Flute from the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. She lived and worked with multiple music genres in Copenhagen for over a decade, and moved to New York City as a Fulbright scholar to study Electro-acoustic Composition at NYU in 2005. Since then she resides in NYC.

She works with music such as; Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Tango, Free improvisation and Electronic-acoustic live soundtracks for legendary silent films and for choreography.

Among her many credits are performances at Blue Note, Bargemusic, Roulette, Church of Transfiguration, in NYC, OUTfilm CT, Queersicht film festival in Bern, Switzerland, Danish film Institute, in Copenhagen, Dome Kirke, in Lund, Sweden, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, New music Festival, Braila, in Romania, Lille2004, France, Susan Dellal Centre for Modern Dance, TLVfest LGBT international Film festival in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and NY Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.

She received numerous grants including also the Fulbright Commission, Foundation For Contemporary Arts, Danish Art Council, NoMAA, and more.

Reviews:
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”The alert and poetic flute of the leader interact their inventive lines, supported by a dynamic energetic rhythm”- JAZZ magazine

“Yael Acher is a flutist who isn’t about faking the funk…her hard-edged Junk Kat Modiano ensemble is run from the kick drum.”- Time Out

“The idea of light emerging, dying, emerging again is a sensual one and it is done here with great beauty and avocation”- New Music Connoisseur

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