|Romanian born singing-sensation Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, cabaret and jazz, reflecting her own life story in every moment of her performance.
As outspoken politically as she is uncompromising musically, Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of Team 4, East Germany's most popular rock band of the 1960s. After publicly denouncing communism and Russia's invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was banned from performing and sentenced to two years in an East Berlin prison; then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art.
Since relocating to New York in the early nineties, Sanda has performed her singular interpretations to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel, and an especially triumphant series of concerts in her native Romania.
Accompanied by her new band, a trio of Japanese musicians, Sanda takes the Romanian songs she grew up hearing on the streets of Bucarest to a truly revolutionary level.
Back by popular demand, the Ringling International Arts Festival is a five day event presented by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in collaboration with the Baryshnikov Arts Center of New York. Premiering in the theaters, galleries and gardens of the 66-acre, multi-venue Ringling Center for the Arts on beautiful Sarasota Bay in Florida, RIAF features the BAC's commitment to presenting artists at the forefront of their fields in music, dance and theater.