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Balimaya présente “Balimaya”

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.Le groupe Balimaya révèlera son dernier album éponyme sur la scène du Studio de L'Ermitage,  à l'occasion d'un concert exceptionnel le vendredi 9 septembre 2022 à 20h30. Cet opus est sorti chez Buda Musique / Socadisc le 8 novembre 2019.   Le groupe est composé de :  - Julien André : compositions, arrangements, djembé, batterie - Ibrahima Diabaté : dundun, n’goni, tama - Boris Blanchet : saxophones - Vincent Limouzin : vibraphone, marimba - Felipe Cabrera : basse     BALIMAYA Dans les langues mandingues d’Afrique de l’Ouest, Balimaya signifie “parenté”, “fraternité”. Une famille au sens large qui s’exprime ici, réunie autour d’un duo de percussionnistes formé par Julien André et Ibrahima Diabaté, mêlant djembé, dundun et batterie. Cette collaboration a débuté en 1994 à Bamako et s’est poursuivie à Paris. Elle a permis de développer une façon de combiner les jeux un peu "tout terrain", dans un éventail allant du style formaté des cérémonies traditionnelles à l'improvisation la plus libre. Inspirée par le jazz et l’improvisation, elle prend aujourd’hui une nouvelle direction. Balimaya se nourrit de rythmes mandingues joués pour la danse. Ils ne sont pas repris dans leur format originel mais demeurent néanmoins une source d’inspiration, pour créer une musique où les voix s’entrecroisent. Basse, saxophone, vibraphone et marimba se joignent à cette famille, dans des compositions pensées comme des jeux, variant grooves, timbres, dynamiques, ouvrant la voie à l’improvisation.
1 July 2022

Sultana présente “Tierra Madre”

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.Sultana révèlera son nouveau single "Tierra Madre" à l'occasion de sa sortie en digital le 10 juin 2022 chez Trilogie Halexander / InOuïe Distribution.  Ce titre est extrait du 3e album de l'artiste, "Uni Vers Elle", qui sortira à l'automne 2022. "Tierra Madre" est un hommage à notre Terre, notre mère nourricière, la "Pachamama", protectrice, symbole d’abondance et de vie. Un texte en français et espagnol en référence aux influences latines de Sultana. Un voyage sensoriel où le cœur de l’Amérique latine et de l’Afrique vibre aux échos des chants d’oiseaux, de sons organiques et de la voix envoûtante et solaire de la chanteuse.   Auteure, compositrice, interprète, Sultana vous invite au voyage au gré de son univers métissé. Un périple entre Chanson et World Music insufflé par une combinaison subtile de rythmes insulaires et par sa voix chaleureuse et sensuelle. De son vrai prénom, dixit "la Reine", symbole de la féminité, du partage et de la générosité, Sultana chante en français, espagnol avec une touche d'arabe, la femme libre, moderne et indépendante, qui aspire au moment présent avec un optimisme rayonnant et une énergie débordante. Le troisième opus de Sultana, « UNI VERS ELLE », titre hautement symbolique, est une ode à la féminité, une reconnexion avec la Nature, notre Terre-Mère ; un lien fort au féminin sacré, à l'écoute de son cœur, de son intuition, de sa puissance intérieure pour s’accomplir pleinement. Un voyage à l’intérieur de soi pour être en harmonie avec le monde extérieur. Dix compositions en français et espagnol (dont un duo en arabe) pour remercier la Vie, l'Amour. Elle aborde des thèmes comme la liberté, l'éveil, l’amitié, la transmission. « UNI VERS ELLE » marque le lien indispensable entre le féminin et le masculin, le Yin et le Yang dont on a tous besoin, deux forces complémentaires, un mouvement perpétuel, une dualité universelle ! Le travail collectif est très prégnant dans ce projet, chacun des musiciens ayant apporté sa touche créative. Ses acolytes : Fernanda Primo et Manuel Delgado (guitare), Désiré NKouandou (percussions, choeurs), Barbara Felettig et Pepe (basse), Romain Piment et Jann Halexander (piano), Sandra Ellama (flûte traversière), Skander Guetari pour un duo latin-oriental et d’autres collaborations de tous les horizons pour des rythmes chaloupés en accord avec le chant mélodieux de Sultana. De l’Occident à l’Orient, artiste résolument sans frontières dans sa musique comme dans les thématiques qu'elle évoque, Sultana noue un lien entre tous ces mondes, le résultat ne peut être que « UNI VERS ELLE ».
1 July 2022

Berikely & Zama presents “Elaela”

Berikely & Zama will unveil their new album "Elaela" on its digital release September 2, 2022 and physical release on September 30, 2022 on Abrazik / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 360 Paris Music Factory (Paris). After a few years of absence, the singer Berikely, who has already made his reputation on the island of Madagascar with in particular the title “Tara Avion” returns with a new album entitled “Elaela”. Berikely & Zama are: - Berikely: voice, kabossy - Eric Doboka: guitar, back vocals - Samuel Ratovondrahery (Bema): percussions, back vocals - Thomas Boucherie: bass - Jean-Yves Boucherie: drums, back vocals   A mixed and authentic sound Berikely & Zama is a new Franco-Malagasy band made up of four musicians and singers gathered around Berikely, Malagasy songwriter, singer and player of kabossy, the emblematic guitar of Madagascar. It is the meeting of musicians with very different backgrounds but who have in common, the love of mixed music. It will take more than two years to forge an experience of Malagasy music which is not an easy approach for Westerners. This requires personal technical work and then band work. The band takes advantage of the stage to consolidate the music, the objective being the recording of an album. With Eric Doboka (Tue-Loup, March Mallow) on guitar, explorer of different musical universes. Thomas Boucherie (Ibrahima Koné), young bass virtuoso who forged his experience in African music. Bema Ratovondrahery (Mami Bastah), Malagasy percussionist who, through his perfect technique, links the two cultures, and Jean-Yves Boucherie, enriched by a long musical career in jazz and Latin music, provides a solid rhythmic foundation. The band offers a mixed and authentic musical color strongly influenced by traditional Malagasy rhythms.   A project born from two cultures encounter After a few years of absence, the singer Berikely, who has already made his reputation on the island of Madagascar with in particular the title “Tara Avion” returns with a new album entitled “Elaela”. An opus which proves that he is not yet ready to definitively put down his kabôssy, which is his favorite instrument. It is the meeting with Eric Doboka, artistic director of the project, which motivates his desire to mix his music which usually finds its foundations in a traditional style. Things happen naturally through the contribution of the culture and experience of each musician. The result is a music carried away by resolutely Malagasy melodies and texts, supported by an accompaniment with sometimes Western colors. The choice are based on an exclusively acoustic sound to approach the different styles of Malagasy music such as salegy, tsinjaka or banaiky. Also with some afro-beat influences. The songs are about adventure, nostalgia, love and humanity. It is also for Berikely the way to export his music by offering it to an international audience.
18 May 2022

The Tambor Y Canto Company presents “La Segunda”

The Tambor Y Canto Company will unveil their new album « La Segunda » on its digital release May 27, 2022 and physical release on June 27, 2022 on Quart de Lune / UVM Distribution / Idol. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday June 9, 2022 at 360 Paris Music Factory (Paris). On the album "LA SEGUNDA", the Tambor y Canto Company blends jazz with the numerous kinds of traditional music from South America and the Caribbean. Four master percussionists sing, dance, recite, strike their drums, eager to share with you the richness of ancestral songs and rhythms. The Tambor Y Canto Company is: Simon Bolzinger: artistic direction, piano, arrangements, compositions Rocco Sedano: danse, percussions from Argentina Patinho Axé: songs, percussions from Brazil Julio Molina Perez: songs, percussions from Cuba Daniel Ochoa Licero: songs, percussions from Colombia Olivier Temine: saxophones Willi Quiko: double bass, bass   The Tambor Y Canto Company and Simon Bolzinger: The Tambor Y Canto Company was founded in 2013 in Marseille during the 10th Rencontres festival of the same name. It blends jazz with the many kinds of traditional musics from South America and the Caribbean, under the direction of pianist Simon Bolzinger. Pianist, composer, arranger, Simon Bolzinger has a background in classical and jazz (having trained with Magali Souriau and Guy Longnon), in addition to his scientific career (with Jean-Claude Risset). He is passionate about traditional music from South America and the Caribbean, which he transcribes on piano or rewrites for orchestra, always respecting tradition and striving for authenticity. In 1989 he went to live in Venezuela where he performed for two years. Artistic director of the PICANTE Association in Marseille since 1993, he has organized the "Tambor y Canto Meetings" every year since 2005, as well as international exchanges which then get produced as shows and albums. La Segunda: The blending is done by means of the piano, the saxophone and the double bass competing each in their virtuosity in a back and forth from one country to another, that finally arrives at a new unclassifiable music somewhere between jazz and traditional music, one made up of rhythms of African origin, Amerindian melodies, texts from ancient Europe and contemporary creation. The debut CD "Tambor y Canto" (Picante 2017) took us to Peru in its day. In 2021, "La Segunda" takes us to Colombia. The staple music: Cuba, Brazil and Argentina are always along for the ride. And the caravel sets sail! Escorted by the surdos and timbaos of Bahia on one hand, the batás and shekeres of Havana on the other, the piano leaves Barranquilla and its cumbia for the Quebrada de Humahuaca, where it will dance the carnavalito. The carnival just has to hold steady! Even if it gets cancelled worldwide, the drums are there, ready to be taken out on the street, as Sergio Sampaio sang in 1974. Because the artists in the Tambor y Canto Company also know how to express their views on current events and don’t hesitate when it comes to denouncing the corruption of the political-financial-religious system on this new album.
29 April 2022

Horzines Stara present “Bords de Terre – Dubhe”

Horzines Stara will unveil their new album « Bords de Terre - Dubhe » on its digital release May 20, 2022 and physical release June 17, 2022 on Vlad Productions / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday June 30, 2022 at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).   « Bords de terre is the sandy beach that ends and welcomes the passage of all borders, the opening of possibilities for migrations and the great stellar void, without firm ground to cling to, without roots to plant. The album aim is to question the borders in all senses, whether they are those of the musical genre, of the structure, of the ages, of the emotions, of the sensations. Duhbe is a constellation and a dreamlike point of view that we want to bring to the world.  With four polyphonic voices supported by acoustic instruments, the traditional style takes hold. By installing evolving melodic-rhythmic loops, the progressive aspect resonates with the traditional. The pop bass of the cello mingles with the mixed melodies of the guitar; the percussion ranging from the djembe to the cave tom ricochets on the rhythmic accents of the bellow shake accordion: Horzines Stara plays with pleasure running from one style to another. The inspiration comes from artists such as Khadja Bonet, Dikanda, Las Lloronas and Fatoumata Diawara. The vocal harmonies, characteristic of the group, affirm this poetic freedom. In our creative process, freedom is paramount. Musical roles are exchanged. We seek to put our relationship with the cycles of life into music. Birth, growth, old age, death, night, dawn, zenith, dusk... Cyclesrepeat themselves and sometimes break. After four years of research, the album Bords de terre - Dubhe was born thanks to a collaboration with Fanny Massière, the studio Zéphirand the label Vlad. It is our musical testimony, our herbarium. » Horzines Stara
7 April 2022

Lynn Adib and Marc Buronfosse present “Nearness”

Lynn Adib and Marc Buronfosse will unveil their new album « Nearness » on its digital release May 6 and physical (vinyl) release October 2022 on Arts Culture Europe / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).   The duo was born through the summer of 2020 during an improvised and last minute gig on the island of Paros, like a window that suddenly opened in the middle of the pandemic, crystallising the desire to make music for an audience eager for sounds and vibrations. This concert was a memorable moment for the duo, as well as for the audience. The magic worked immediately and convinced them to continue this duo, and later consider this project of a common album. In order to enrich this duo on a few tracks of the record, Lynn and Marc invited other musicians: Jasser Haj Youssef on viola d'amore, Rishab Prasanna on the bansuri flute and Mosin Kawa on tabla, as well as the male choir Antifoniko Melos, one of the most renowned Byzantine choirs in Greece. Lynn and Marc decided to record their duo during the winter of 2021 at the peak of the pandemic. From the start, they wanted to name the album "Nearness", in this climate of confinement and isolation that we were experiencing at the time, where we had the feeling that we were gradually moving away from each other. They started to meet very regularly to build the repertoire of the album: song proposals, tests of compositions, which musicians to invite on the album... From week to week the album took shape thanks to these very intense exchanges. Having no scheduled concerts and tours, they were totally focused on this creation. They decided to record part of the album with an Orthodox choir, as Lynn had learned to sing in the choir of the Orthodox Church in Damascus. It was a dream for her! They contacted the Antifoniko Melos choir from Athens, one of the best Byzantine choirs in Greece, and went to record in June 2021 in a church in Athens, a Byzantine church where the choir sings regularly. Lynn and Marc then asked viola d'amore player Jasser Haj Youssef to be part of the trip. Four tracks were recorded with the choir as well as two trio improvisations that appear on the album. Then in December 2021, we completed the recording of the duo in a studio, in the Paris region, where they recorded eight tracks including one with two Indian master musicians: Rishab Prasanna on the bansuri flute and Mosin Kawa on tabla. Lynn and Marc had set several objectives with the sound of this album: to be close to the other, to touch the soul, to enlarge the space... The voice and the bass combine, the Orient and jazz speak to each other. Here, melody, rhythm and strings, those of the voice, those of the bass, those of the viola d'amore, the bansouri and the tabla. This album will take you on an initiatory journey from the Middle East, particularly Syria, to the West through Greece. From personal compositions sung in Arabic, Syriac and Greek with the Byzantine choir Antifoniko Melos, to two covers of Joni Mitchell and Radiohead, and two jazz standards sung in Arabic and English, the journey ends with a composition by Lynn Adib sung in French.
22 March 2022

Les Fils Canouche present “Nagori”

Les Fils Canouche will unveil their new album « Nagori » on its digital release April 29 and physical release May 20, 2022 on Vlad Productions / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday June 16, 2022 at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).   An original, obsessing and grandiose approach of world music. Both familiar and baffling : Les Fils Canouche break the codes. These exceptional musicians bring their different universe and avant-gardist talent in an atypical mix not to mention their outstanding composition. Striving to explore acoustic energies the band concentrates on World Music, Gypsy Jazz or Latin Music. With very special guests, Minimo Garay & Javier Estrella with the percussion instruments, Mohamed Abozerky & Hussam Aliwat with the oud, Les Fils Canouche open now the gates of world music and naturally change the Oriental, Gypsies or Latin sonorities. Everything is meant to reach out to people’s heart, a sweet reflection of Hyang-Hi Kim’s painting used as the main cover of their album. Mixing up various styles and breaking the codes of World Music is a sheer goal upon this 6th album. Entirely recorded in Paris during a situation of health crisis, it did not prevent the band from creating to give every song a taste of magic and merge of styles. Creativity and great talent explain how Les Fils Canouche are able to give a whole artistic universe that knows no limitations and that pushes to passion and curiosity.
16 March 2022

David Aubaile and Julien Tekeyan present « HiMA »

David Aubaile and Julien Tekeyan will unveil their new album « HiMA » on its digital release April 15, 2022 and physical release on May 20, 2022 on Profile-on-air / UVM Distribution / Idol. This new work will be presented live on stage on Wednesday April 13, 2022 at Le Hasard Ludique (Paris). HiMA is music with "organic" entirely live looping between two instruments, between two accomplices, in this case David Aubaile, a magnificent virtuoso of the piano and the flute (here on the piano / keyboards / FX) and Julien Tekeyan (on the drums / percussions / looping). 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. HiMA is their escape, a method of expression and improvising together, of attaching themselves to the sole constraint of being curious and improvising as known people on unknown paths. They start from a word to make a sentence, from a sound to compose a piece, from one rhythm to build more; they distort, loop and loop again, like a living exploration of sound. So much so that HiMA is rooted here to overflow there, and that jazz improvisation meets energy that is sometimes electro, sometimes contemporary or even pop. Naming their duo HiMA, from the Armenian "now", David Aubaile and Julien Tekeyan perform with musical expression and the vitality, risk and commitment of necessary in improvisation. HiMA brings to life the concept of immediacy within improvised instrumental music. The idea of this duo is a musical expression with a very open approach. Where improvisation and virtuosity are often synonymous with jazz, David and Julien wish to share their music in a universal way. One of their Tracks, for example, is called 'the Avengers', a reference to Sydney Newman and Leonard White’s TV Serie 'The Avengers' (« Chapeau Melon et bottes de cuir » in French). Unlike projects that present pre-produced elements on stage, HiMA is a real-time creative experience that becomes a show in and of itself. It is a joyful and trusting experience for an audience tired of inert performances and ready to receive the emotional exposure of the two musicians.A declaration of love of freedom, space, plasticity and pleasure, a true musical epicureanism, HiMA can also mix its keyboards, percussions and loops with other disciplines, and shape a common scenic gesture with dance, image morphing, painting, sculpture or poetry.The guest artists on the album (Sandra Nkake, Yan Péchin, Kaabi Kouyate) also committed themselves to the art of creative, constructive improvisation of coherent and conceptual tracks.
14 February 2022