Watch: Cécile McLorin Salvant Performs “Mélusine” at The Met Cloisters, First of Three in MetLiveArts Series

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Cécile McLorin Salvant performs her song “Mélusine,” the title track to her new album, accompanied by Dušan Balarin, in the Unicorn Tapestries Room at The Met Cloisters in a new video out now as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance series, MetLiveArts. You can watch it here. This is the first of three performances she filmed there of songs from the album; the remaining two will follow in the weeks ahead.

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Cécile McLorin Salvant performs her song “Mélusine,” the title track to her new album, accompanied by lutist Dušan Balarin, in the Unicorn Tapestries Room at The Met Cloisters in a new video out now as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance series, MetLiveArts. This is the first of three performances Salvant filmed in the Met’s Unicorn Tapestry galleries in July of songs from the album; the remaining two, “D’un feu secret” and “Dame Iseut,” will follow in the weeks ahead. You can watch “Mélusine” here:

Cécile McLorin Salvant’s album Mélusine is a mix of originals and interpretations of songs dating as far back as the 12th century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. They tell the folk tale of Mélusine, a woman who turns into a half-snake each Saturday after a childhood curse by her mother.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's concert program was founded in 1954, and has since expanded into a series that explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions and gallery spaces. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought leaders to collaborate with The Met, leading to the creation of commissions, world premieres, and site-specific dance, music, and theatrical experiences.

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: 'Melusine,' The Met Cloisters, November 2023
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    Watch: Cécile McLorin Salvant Performs “Mélusine” at The Met Cloisters, First of Three in MetLiveArts Series

    Cécile McLorin Salvant performs her song “Mélusine,” the title track to her new album, accompanied by lutist Dušan Balarin, in the Unicorn Tapestries Room at The Met Cloisters in a new video out now as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance series, MetLiveArts. This is the first of three performances Salvant filmed in the Met’s Unicorn Tapestry galleries in July of songs from the album; the remaining two, “D’un feu secret” and “Dame Iseut,” will follow in the weeks ahead. You can watch “Mélusine” here:

    Cécile McLorin Salvant’s album Mélusine is a mix of originals and interpretations of songs dating as far back as the 12th century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. They tell the folk tale of Mélusine, a woman who turns into a half-snake each Saturday after a childhood curse by her mother.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art's concert program was founded in 1954, and has since expanded into a series that explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions and gallery spaces. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought leaders to collaborate with The Met, leading to the creation of commissions, world premieres, and site-specific dance, music, and theatrical experiences.

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