W E L C O M E !
"Renee powerfully channels spirit into voice. Her playful use of tone and texture in song and wordless sounds is an authentic transmission of heartfelt wisdom. She stays deeply rooted in the web of her current and multiple ancestral cultural backgrounds, all while expressing her uniquely personal emotional experience. Hearing Renee - or better yet, singing along with her - is an opportunity to be moved, transported, and inspired."
- Fred Werner
“Your songs were all exquisitely beautiful and it was pure joy listening to the diaphanous and juicy rich tones of your gorgeous voice."
- Lianne Venner
Listen to the The Orpheus World Music Ensemble Demo:
This demo reel displays Renee Benmeleh singing in a variety of styles with a variety of accompanists. The first four cuts were professionally recorded and mastered, and the rest are live performances with minimal mastering, a more raw version of my voice. All original songs are protected by copyright laws.
Individual Track Samples:
A Felicidade: copyright 1960 Antonio Carlos-Jobim. Vocals: Renée Benmeleh, Guitar: Ron Galen, Percussion: Deszon Claiborne, Bass: Aaron Germain.
Sophisticated Lady: copyright 1932 Duke Ellington. Vocals: Renée Benmeleh, Piano: Ben Flint, Bass: Aaron Germain, Drums: Deszon Claiborne.
Precious: copyright 1998 Renée Benmeleh. Vocals: Renée Benmeleh, Piano: Ben Flint, Bass: Aaron Germain, Drums: Deszon Claiborne.
L'chai Olamim: Traditional Jewish Liturgy/Transcribed into Yemenite melody by Hazzan Richard Kaplan.-Vocals and Riq: Renée Benmeleh, Backup Voice: Brigid Kelly, Drums: Bruce Silverman and Yari Mander, Recorder: Rob Kellman.
Shedding Skin: copyright 2009 Renée Benmeleh. Vocals: Renée Benmeleh, Piano: Benny Watson.
Rakhamana: Traditional Jewish Liturgy. Vocals: Renée Benmeleh, Backup Voice: Jeanette Ferber, Piano: Brian Shachter-Brooks, Drums: Sam Markewich, Bass: Josh Miele, Percussion: Yari Mander.
Raven: Copyright 2006 Renee Benmeleh
"Your voice is unforgettable! profound, rich, soothing like a delicious cup of hot chocolate on a rainy night!"