"Celebrating my Parisian roots in song from the other side of the world"
A book, album and art exhibit all-in one, the Sweet Paname project brings together multiple art forms to celebrate Sonia's French roots from her Mt Eden home, on the other side of the globe.
South Island book + album release will be on January 1st at the Whare Flat Folk Festival.
North island and digital release is scheduled for March 4th 2023 at the Alliance Francaise Auckland in Remuera. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/sonia-nigel-sweet-paname-concert-tickets-540226982447?fbclid=IwAR3_ONQ2eJRi3nICAXANbUcXzKvfdupAXLjKr6tzMZImZW11kDURbKtydF0
Born on the rue des Martyrs in Paris, France to American parents, Sonia Wilson's life has been a whirlwind of creative leaps: from circus to gymnastics, theatre, gospel and a capella choirs, sign language, instrumental music, song writing, sound healing, travel, teaching and art-based community building, hers is an ongoing quest to leave each place a little better than she found it.
Music has taken her from the streets of Paris, across Kenyan
savannah, through remote Himalayan villages, and eventually to New Zealand where she found her place, and her partner in heart and music, Nigel Gavin.
A book, music album and art exhibit all-in-one, this project was inspired by her desire to acknowledge and celebrate her French roots, while putting her own storytelling process at the service of showcasing a number of other musicians and visual artists met along the way.