Christine Vaindirlis ventured into putting her dream team together for her debut album “Dance Mama!”, a ten-track collection of original compositions and arrangements infused with syncopated rhythms of traditional jazz and South African influenced horn and vocal arrangements, featuring the up-and-coming jazz pianist Hiromi, the fiery Screaming Headless Torsos percussionist Daniel Sadownick, along with the legendary Graceland Album accordion and keyboard player Tony Cedras, Grammy-award winning bassist Bakithi Kumalo and Cape-Jazz Pennywhistle and saxophone guru, Morris Goldberg to name a few. Three of the tracks hit the finals, semi-finals and quarter-finals of the USA, International (ISC) and UK Songwriting Competitions respectively, while the album received airplay in the US and South Africa, and on the in-flight World Music play-lists on Continental, Copa, Sri Lankan, Caribbean and United Airlines. Christine was featured on CNN International, NBC’s New York Non-Stop, ESPN and Time Out New York.
Christine’s deeply personal experience and transcontinental life has culminated in her songs and remains a source of profound happiness and gratitude, the sunny disposition that echoes throughout her work. “It's like a house that you build, brick by brick and you never know how long it’s going to take or what it will be like. You cry and scream with frustration in between, but then when you stop, look back and see the big picture, you think ‘wow!’ It’s fascinating how it all came together,” Vaindirlis smiles. “And when you least expect it, it’s time to fly.”