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I’m so proud to present this album featuring 100 female musicians and chocolate.
Dear friends, I hope you will take the time to listen to this album.

A Musical Exchange With Female Musicians To Empower Female Cacao Farmers Of Virunga State Park Congo.


“Typuhthâng is a luminous, exquisitely crafted suite of music and an album on a mission.” – Chris May, All About Jazz

“The quality of the singing is superb with Vivienne singing with clarity, emotional connection and beautiful tone and phrasing” – Simon Defty,  Simply Jazz Talk 

“There’s a real delight in Vivienne’s latest album” –  Hilary Seabrook, Harmonious World Podcast

“Aerts sings in an airy soprano, clearly articulating the lyrics unpretentiously. The sound is light, flowing, at times ambient, and at others joyous, celebratory, and soothing. The aim of the project is essentially two-fold – to promote awareness of sustainability and to give females a sense of self-appreciation and empowerment, all through light-hearted music that is ethereal, at times in the form of lullabies, and at others a blend of jazz, electronica, and classical, intended to be multi-sensory experience.” – Jim Hynes, Making A Scene


Vocalist, performer & composer Vivienne Aerts’ new album Typuhthâng will be released March 3, 2023 in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Together with 100 next-generation female musicians, and in collaboration with Original Beans Chocolate, Typuhthâng aims to empower the female cacao farmers of Virunga State Park in Congo and replant the rainforest.

In collaboration with Original Beans Chocolate

This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation and SENA production Fund.

First single ‘Just go’

Here is the first single ‘Just go’ from “Vivienne Aerts | Typuhthâng” with vocal arrangement by Linnea Lundgren. It features 26 amazing singers, from all over the world. It was filmed and produced in New York, walking in Prospect Park, and driving around in Brooklyn and Manhattan in our BMW Z3.

‘Silence’ ft. Quincie Hydock and Nadje Noordhuis

A black-and-white dance interpretation by Quincie Hydock. Hydock is an up-and-coming dancer/choreographer that specializes in movement in the broadest sense of the word. Seamlessly combining styles from ballet to hip-hop, Hydock translates the soft voice, strings, and Nadje Noordhuis’ trumpet solo into an elegant play of lines.

You’re my morning ft. Pajarones

 A stop-motion animation with the “Pajarones” (Birdies) by Pataka Productions, featuring anthropomorphic birds made out of felt, created by the Chilean duo Coty Luzoro & Kike Ortega, who made the video specially for Vivienne Aerts’ single. In the series, the birds who move to Santiago to study are portrayed with wit and an urban Chilean swagger.

What people say:

Mark Keresman in The New York Jazz Record wrote about Vivienne’s performance on Kenny Werner’s album with Dave Liebman, Terri Lyne Carrington and James Genus for NewVelle records:

Vivienne Aerts, who gives it a starry-eyed dryly heartfelt reading, her airy soprano relishing every syllable without a hint of pretense or being overly theatrical”.

About Vivienne

“I sing about water and soap, about roof gardens and musicians that met at a certain moment and time … As pure as it gets, a background in jazz, now trying to find the borders of the style. Intense as never before, it swings, crushes and touches. To find and experience total freedom.”

“The staggeringly versatile skill-set of NYC-based Dutch Singer, Educator, Psychologist and Artist-preneur Vivienne Aerts busts myths around the ‘Jill of all trades’ paradigm with a nonchalance that leaves even the most skeptical purist taking a bow. A practicing clinical psychologist and choir conductor in Europe before she went on to be a Fulbright scholar and Suma Cum Laude Berklee graduate, her collaborators since have included some of the most iconic names in the world of jazz. Her eclectic ‘experience’ events in collaboration with her husband, renowned pastry chef Ted Steinebach was the root of her multi-disciplinary approach to the making of her new album, ‘Typuhthâng’, which not just features a 100 female musicians from around the globe, but also comes with a bar of bean-to-bar chocolate from Original Beans Chocolate, a company that pro-actively empowers female cacao farmers of Virunga State Park in Congo. Besides this, she is a voting member of the Grammy Recording Academy and a faculty member at Berklee College of Music where she has been instrumental in building a new generation of performers who are not only skilled musicians but also mentally and physically healthy individuals. The Fulbright scholar is known for addressing core issues artists and educators alike have been grappling with unnoticed for generations: mental health, well-being, and the hamster-wheel effect the neglect of the same threatens to have on the arts eco-system. With side-notes of entrepreneurship for the artist, disparities between European and North American attitudes towards education, and chocolate.”

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