Songs in latin about love and happiness in a heartwarming mix of fado,
pop and jazz
Eléonor is the ‘nom de plume’ of the Flemish singer Elly Aerden. She searched for
Latin texts about love, happiness, pride and melancholy. Then she set them to music: a
melodious and gentle mix of fado, pop and jazz.
Thanks to this approach, Latin does not sound like an extinct language, but very
much alive and contemporary. One could imagine the words having been written today.
Listening to Eléonor evokes a wonderful feeling of timelessness and eternity. She makes
you forget the storm and the rain. And on a sunny day she takes you with her, swaying
to southern places where temptation and passion rule the night.
Erros, Eléonors debut album, is produced by Jo Francken, well known in Belgium
for his work with several Flemish bands.
Elénor has invited many excellent musicians to support her. Among them are bass
player Vincent Noiret (also playing with Laïla Amezian) and oud player Karim Baggili.
Elly Aerden received a classical training as a singer at the Music Academy in
Turnhout and graduated with the highest distinction. She also won the first prize in the
competition ‘Organ and vocals’ (Ghent, 2002).
Her interest in folkmusic inspired her to attend many courses in Belgium and
abroad. Now she teaches folk singing at several music academies.