David Bowie Festival

Loving The Alien - Miriam Aida & Bossa Nova Band

Dublin Bowie Festival and Improvised Music Company join forces to present a special evening of Bowie’s music performed live by Sweden's best known jazz singer, Miriam Aida. Recently released as a full length album, Loving The Alien is a commemorate to David Bowie as Miriam and her band brings a new perspective on Bowie’s music with their lovely mix of samba, afro-brazilian rhythms, reggae and jazz.

From Space Oddity to Let’s Dance, from Ziggy Stardust to Dollar Days, Aida takes on the Bowie songbook and infuses the melodies with unique rhythms and vocal phrasing more associated with Bossa Nova & Samba while staying true to the inherent soul of Bowie’s amazing songs. 

Aïda is one of Sweden's most popular jazz singers. She has toured internationally, performing at the Blue Note in Tokyo, in London, Paris, Istanbul, Moscow, Helsinki, Oslo, Palermo, Berlin and across Sweden. 

Aïda's music is influenced by many musical traditions, including Latin American, and she attained success with a Brazilian music-inspired album Meu Brasil. She performs with her partner, saxophonist Fredrik Kronkvist, and has since her 2002 debut released five albums with Kronkvist and the Jan Lundgren Trio.