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Lalala Napoli present “Cavalluccio” at the Studio de l’Ermitage

Lalala Napoli will unveil their new album "Cavalluccio" on its release March 5, 2021 on La Curieuse / L’Autre Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at the Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris). For 10 years Lalala Napoli has been imaginatively exploring its Italian roots through the fanta- sized Naples of François Castiello, singer and accordionist in Bratsch. With Cavalluccio, Lalala Napoli’s third album, the group has chosen a new steed to probe the depths of trance, from the galloping tarantella to the ritual parades of ancient Neapolitan techno music. The chorus generously shouts its hymns to freedom and brotherhood; and Rossini himself is invited to a show where love serenades, operas, tamuriatas and Calabrian cavalcades collide and are trans- formed into a new traditional sound. Joyful and wild, picaresque and rough, like the overflow of an immense heart, Lalala Napoli offers an acoustic and electric event to take us beyond Italy, from the mists of time to tomorrow! A mix of rage and sweetness, this third album of Lalala Napoli is partly inspired by a memorable concert given in Allessandria del Caretto (Calabria) in the summer of 2018: 3 days of celebration, love, sun and freedom. Cavalluccio is a bridge launched towards a musical tradition of the future, confirming the identity and emblematic place of Lalala Napoli within the European musical landscape.
7 December 2020

Azmari presents « Samā’ī » (release date: 02/05/2021)

Azmari will unveil their new album "Samā'ī" on its release February 5, 2021 on Sdban Ultra / L’Autre Distribution. « Fat Ari » the first track from this new album was released on November 6, 2020: « Fat Ari means "The creator" in Amharic language, this song evolves from a bewitching theme where both flute and kaval joining in an unique atmosphere to finish with a dub sequence straight out of space... » « Azalai » the second track was released on December 11, 2020, and the band says about it: « Slowly, here she comes. Winding. She rubs her belly against the earth, slaloms between the stones, traces its destiny in the sea of gold. Azalai. The music drags, repeats, completes and flies away like the wind stained with sand and spices. She takes a breath in the desert dunes and walks forward. She walks without respite, she fills herself with images, of flavors, ecstasy and intensifies with the tempo. It jerks, this music. She drowns, exhales and wakes up under the eastern sun. The bodies rock, twist, suffer the bite of the sun and get lost in drunkenness. No one sees the end of it. It’s a hypnotic venom. An endless trance. Always forward. Always towards the distant horizon. We are going forward. Azalai as the only guide. " The word "Azalai" refer to the Tuareg trade caravan which crossed the Sahara desert two times a year for nearly 1000 kilometers for the transport of salt between Taoudenni and Timbuktu. In this epic journey, the band introduces the saz Bağlama and the kaval, two instruments that they brought back during a tour in Istanbul and have then integrated into their universe. These instruments come into communion to take us, thanks to a frenetic rhythm section into an heady trance ... ». I would be happy to send you a copy of the album and any other additional information (visuals, press kit) for announcements and/or interviews. Created in Brussels in 2015, Azmari is a weaving musical odyssey that expertly fuses ethiogroove, dub, psychfunk and eastern sounds. Taking inspiration from artists such as Okay Temiz, Mulatu Astatke, Cymande, Fela Kuti and The Heliocentrics, an Azmari, literally "one who praises" in Amharic, is an Ethiopian singer-musician, comparable to the European bard or the West African griot often accompanied with a masenqo - one-stringed fiddle or krar - lyre, two traditional ethiopian instruments. Having released their debut EP ‘Ekera’ last year, a series of shows across Europe saw the Azmari sound develop and ten days performing in Istanbul opened the band’s ears to the Turkish sounds and rhythms from the 1960s. Keen to get back in the studio to start work on their debut album, studiously studying Turkish and Ethiopian scales, along with learning new instruments along the way including the berimbau, the ney and bağlama, the Azmari sound transformed into a rebellious, unrelenting and mesmerising trip. The resulting nine tracks that make up debut album ‘Samā'ī’, released 5th February via Sdban UItra, is a deeply hypnotic experience where mesmerising rhythms and winding improvisations send the listener in to a higher state of consciousness. From the magical sax of album opener ‘Zegiyitwali’, to the dubby template of ‘Cosmic Masadani’ and joyous horns of ‘Kugler’, Azmari seamlessly blend African and oriental melodies with effortless precision, providing a fresh take on the ethiojazz sound. Elsewhere, the heavy, rhythmic sounds of ‘Tariq Al Sahara’ and the mystical and cosmological ‘Azalai’ continue our sacred journey full of raging saxes and wig-out percussion, while the free-spirited, trippy ‘Kadiköy’ coming in at nine minutes in duration, lends a trance-like quality to proceedings where psychedelic jazz meets afro-funk.
7 December 2020

Aribo Productions presents « Medicine Man Orchestra »

Aribo Productions presents the release of "Medicine Man Orchestra" on January 22, 2021 (Believe Digital Distribution) and on February 5, 2021 (L’Autre Distribution). The Medicine Man Orchestra project was born from the meeting between the Beninese griot Seidou Barassounon and the French producer Mathieu Insa. It is a sensory journey that brings together on stage the percussions of Mélissa Hié (Vol du Boli / Damon Albarn), the electronic machines of Alissa Sylla and the incantations of the griot Seidou. British guitarist Justin Adams (Tinariwen, Robert Plant) and Nigerian percussionist Wura Samba (Keziah Jone, Nneka) also took part in the show soundtrack composed by Alissa Sylla. The scenography is entrusted to Nicolas Ticot (XLR Project) for the creation of light frescoes in three dimensions synchronized to the music. Finally, France Médias Monde, main partner of the project, is providing with RFI Labo, its expertise in binaural* sound mixing as well as the design of virtual reality videos. *Binaural mixing is an innovative technology that allows a 3D sound reproduction as close as possible to natural listening. We will soon announce the date of the Paris premiere soon, by then, here are the dates of the 2020/2021 tour: - November 26: Alliance Française of Accra (Ghana) - November 28: French Institute of Lomé (Togo) + Digital workshop on November 30 - December 5: French Institute of Cotonou (Benin) + Masterclass at Lycée Montaigne on December 4 - January 12-14, 2021: residency & concert at the Forum de Vauréal (Val d’Oise, France) on January 14 evening. - January 22, 2021: Live Stream launching concert at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris, France) «Medicine Man Orchestra» is an sensory journey through the spiritual worlds of West African griots. It explores the emotional and medicinal power of music and words across borders and throughout history. The griots were born under the empire of Ghana (fourth - thirteenth century), then crossed the history of the empire of Mali (thirteenth - fourteenth century) and the Songhai empire (sixteenth and fifteenth century) and are still present nowadays. Discovering their music is a time-travel challenge: it is to discover a contemporary music of our European Middle Ages which is vibrant, popular, evolutive and «classic» in the noble sense of the term. You still hear it in the village chiefs’ speeches as on the radio or on television. This millennial music, listened to and respected throughout West Africa, has been traditionally invested with a crucial role: the oral transmission of memory, outside religious institutions. Music therapy is used to improve the overall well-being and is particularly beneficial in the accompaniment of people with behavioral, relational or communication difficulties. The therapeutic effect of music has always been recognized. The ancients and traditional cultures regarded it as a sacred science. The griots of West Africa have never doubted the therapeutic effect of their music. Thus, depending on the context, they will sometimes play music to console or comfort at the funeral of a king for example, sometimes to move away from negative energies or to enter a meditative or joyful trance. Therefore, Medicine Man Orchestra is a “traveling therapy troupe” which utilises the principles of music therapy and offers spectators around the world a unique audio and visual experience using innovative sound and image broadcasting technologies. It is an ambitious project whose mission is the appeasement and well-being of its audience worldwide.
23 October 2020

Clément Oury présente “La tête dans la mur”

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Clément Oury dévoilera son nouvel album "La tête dans le mur", à l'occasion de sa sortie le 13 novembre 2020 chez Vlad / Inouïe Distribution (digital / vinyle). « Quelques sons du quotidien enregistrés au fil des saisons. Des grains de maïs, des fleurs de houblon, des noix, des pétales de roses et je commence avec cette valse d’Automne. Puis l’envie de partager ces ambiances avec d’autres musiciens à qui je propose ces instrumentations minimalistes, répétitives qui commencent à prendre forme. » Clément Oury. Il ne lui aura pas fallu beaucoup de temps pour accorder son violon : pas de pause ni de soupir pour Clément Oury qui commence son premier couplet dans des conservatoires (ENM de Beauvais puis Conservatoire du Centre de Paris). La ballade se poursuit en crescendo avec la rencontre du tuba dans lequel il s’épanouit deux ans au Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt dans la classe d’Arnaud Boukhitine, mais aussi en analyse, harmonie, musique de chambre, prise de son et orchestre. Après un an d’auditeur libre au CNSM de Lyon dans la classe de Mell Cubertson, il entre dans la prestigieuse Universitat der Kunste de Berlin dans la classe de Dietrich Unkrodt où il obtient un premier prix. A sa portée, une large gamme de genres musicaux dans lequel il apporte sa touche notamment dans l'Orchestre Philharmonique du département de l’Oise, le projet Shantel & Bucovina Club avec qui il part en tournée européenne pendant 2 ans ou encore dans l'enregistrement de bandes originales dont celle du dernier film de Tony Gatlif. Ce parcours aurait pu se terminer en fanfare, avec Ziveli Orkestar avec qui il joue pendant 10 ans, mais non, le tempo est lancé et Clément Oury se met à accompagner différentes formations : le quatuor Aalma Dili, le groupe Soviet Suprem et depuis peu le projet plus électronique : Mezerg Orkestar. Ce multi-instrumentiste rythme aussi depuis quelques années, tant en enregistrement qu'en concert, les mélodies des jolies voix de The Do, Yael Naïm et depuis peu, Emily Loizeau. La partition était déjà toute écrite et cela va durer jusqu'à ce que l'idée de donner naissance à sa propre musique ne survienne. Clément Oury, après une longue période de réflexion finit par faire appel à sa longue expérience artistique ainsi qu'à son inspiration pour faire émerger un premier album solo reflétant les émotions de la vie.  
23 October 2020

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