Ladaniva’s music mixes up influences from all around the world, from traditional Balkan music to maloya, jazz and reggae, with strong roots in Armenian folk. It reflects singer Jacqueline Baghdasaryan’s DNA, of Armenian and Belarussian descent. The young woman, now in her twenties, has been living in Lille, France for the last few years, where she has become a singing teacher at the MusicaLille music school. This city is also where she met Louis Thomas, a talented multi-instrumentalist who formed Ladaniva with her in late 2019. This is just the very beginning of their alliance: many more exciting songs will soon be released by the duo and, as soon as possible, we hope to see shows turn into gleeful parties to warm our hearts.
Photo by Alexis You’ll