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Baloise Session Backline Blog

Voicecheck #1

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Women's voices have a special significance in pop music. In a business still very much dominated by men, they embody a wide range of emotions - from love to anger, from vulnerability to pride. Every voice is different - and over time, women's voices and the role they play in rock and pop have changed a lot: From the well-behaved pop stars of the 1950s to the rebellious Janis Joplin, from the pop divas of the 1980s like Whitney Houston and Mariah to the provocative pop queens like Madonna, Janet Jackson and the frivolous hip-hop stars like Nicky Minaj and Cardi B. Today, it is also mainly young female talents who are shaping the scene with their own vocal style and songwriting. This year's Baloise Session features two distinctive female voices that are very different but completely captivate the audience: that of the Italian canzoni diva Elisa – she will perform on 5 November – and that of the Hamburg chart-topper Zoe Wees – she has her concert on 3 November. Elisa's voice is bright and clear and has the volume of an opera diva. She leans on the great souldives Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Zoe Wees' voice seems very personal and extremely close. She expresses emotions of her own life story. Two great singers with different voices and backgrounds. But how exactly do they differ? In the Backline Blog of the Baloise Session, this question is explored by a specialist who not only has a big name as a singer, but also works as a vocal coach for TV formats such as «Voice of Switzerland» or «Masked Singer»: Tanja Dankner!


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