Muito obrigada to the fabulosa Nina Miranda who invited me to sing one of my old French favourites at her terrific gig last night. I've turned into Harpo Marx in this photo but that's fine by me. The whole evening was a joy.
The lyrics of Les Feuilles Mortes (1945) - translated (inadequately) as Autumn Leaves - are by the poet Jacques Prevert. The music is by Joseph Kosma. Yves Montand first introduced the song in the 1946 film Les Portes de la Nuit.
Facebook post by Nina Rocha-Miranda 20 November 2017
Natalie D'Arberloff graced the stage with her voice on Les Feuilles
Mortes last night @ our 'Arti, Parti, Liberdadi' and the whole room
joined her, the autumn leaves rose and danced, and our hearts thanked her. Also big O B R i G A D A to Mark Hudson for sharing your excellent film 'Tom went to Brazil'. (great intro!) Thank you Pedro Montenegro
for taking such great photos and helping organise the night, and Paddy
for being superbly helpful always.Thanks to all who came and hung out
and sang together on an autumn Sunday night, you're magic! . To Antony
Elvin on guitar and voice and so much humour, Oli Savill on percussion,
Alex Afia and Abigail Dance on violin, William Summers on flutes and
pipes, Inspirational Arícia Mess on voice, Caco Barros for fine
Brazilian guitar and voice, Satin Singh and Tristan Banks for jumping
on for percussion impromptu wikedness of the highest calibre, Julia
Miranda and Flora McLean on the wheels of feel, beautiful selections,
Miriam Nabarro for getting it all so beautiful from the start with your
magic paper umbrella art unfurling to further scenic magic with Julia.
Thanks to mum for painting as a Ninja sur La Seine, and to Gabby Sellen
and Nikita for groovy Flora Mclean hat dancing. to Deirdre McGinnis
Lopez for introducing me to this very, very , Funky venue. Aces &
Eights - NW5.. you really are all ACE.. sound guy, front of house, Bar
staff and decor. Cheers Tim and all. x x Nina