Roster 2023 2024
EARTH MUSIC & ECOLOGY
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PLAYLIST 2023 -2024
ROSTER 2023 2024
FANFARA STATION Tunisia / USA / Italy
Booking Territory : France – In agreement with Musicastrada Booking & Management
Fanfara Station is a trio that brings the power of a brass band and electronics to North African vocals and percussion. Fanfara Station is the winner of the 12th Edition of the Andrea Parodi Awards 2019 , the most important contest in Italy dedicated to World Music
Inspired by Marzouk’s memories of his father’s brass band, Fanfara Station celebrates the epic feats of the Mediterranean’s migrants, the musical cultures of the African diaspora and the flows that have long connected the Middle East, the Magreb, Southern Europe and the Americas.
Fanfara Station is a celebration with a brass band, an entire North African rhythm section and contemporary electro Dance beats. It’s a dance party created live by only three musicians thanks to the use of loop stations for live over-dubbing.
NEW ALBUM : BOUSSADIA
NEW ALBUM 2022 / GARRINCHA DISCHI
AYOM Black Atlantic music
Booking Territory : France – In agreement with EMA
Jabu Morales emigrated from her home in Minas Gerais, Brazil to Barcelona in 2011 and now juggles her music career with being a mother, teaching women percussion and her on-going study of Candomblé and Afro Brazilian rhythms. It was an unexpected connection between the italian musicians Alberto, Timoteo and Jabu at a concert in Barcelona mid 2018 that instigated the new formation of the group. Alberto and Timoteo Grignani, Ayom cofounder and percussionist, recognised Jabu’s incredible talent, invited her on-board the ship and Ayom was born. Fast-forward to 2019 and an intense, 2 week, recording session in a country house at the home of a Portuguese wine producer in south Lisbon and the manifesto was brought home.
DANÇAS OCULTAS Portugal
Booking Territory : France – In agreement with CultureWorks
Danças Ocultas are four accordionsts from Agueda near Porto who are among the most innovative and most exciting representatives of contemporary Portuguese music. For some years now they have been rising on the international music scene – with an apparently very simple concept: tranquil, lyrical, more or less traditional, with only four diatonic accordions.
The quartet’s name, Hidden Dances, has nothing to do with mysterious domains but means that Dancas Ocultas play music for dances that have yet to be invented. Famous Fado plays a minor role, the band’s inspiration comes rather from traditional village music, Tango Nuevo and the chamber music exemplified by the Russian Terem Quartet. They neither indulge in virtuosity competitions, nor do they play pure folk music. “Impressionist Folk” is maybe the best label for this timeless art music: minimalist, profound sound paintings full of unexpected turns and noble melancholy. Very special music – impossible to escape its magnetism.
One of the first supporters of Danças Ocultas was Gabriel Gomes, the accordionist of Portugal’s most famous world music band Madredeus. He encouraged them to explore their own sound worlds. Their collaboration with choreographer Paulo Ribeiro and the Gulbenkian Ballet, regular appearances at international festivals and a highly acclaimed showcase at Womex 2010 have resulted in wide international recognition far beyond the Portuguese borders.
VAITEANI French Polynesia
Booking Territory : France
Listening to VAITEANI is like watching snow fall on the surface of a lagoon. It is unexpected and beautiful. With their first album, they welcomed us into their world : with folk songs written both in tahitian and in english, far from the clichés. Sincerity in the voice and in the melodies. Powerful lyrics tastefully arranged like the lace embroidered on the dresses the singer wears on stage. The couple showed how well they could share their world with the audience within just a few notes. In their new album, VAITEANI evolve and deviate their original polynesian folk music on the path of fluorescent pop. A transposition gracefully achieved that keeps the duo’s dna intact. Still the perfect english and the ancestral tahitian to speak. The songs are like the islands of an archipelago. They invite us to board on a double canoe and to navigate in the warm waters of the Pacific.
KORA JAZZ TRIO Senegal / France
Booking Territory : World
Jazz and Mandinka music seem to fit together seamlessly. The concept behind the Kora Jazz Trio is held aloft by Abdoulaye Diabaté, a pianist and the main composer behind this project which was born in his mind when he still resided in Dakar. Having served alongside other greats (Salif Keita, Papa Wemba…), the man who gave direction to the Orchestre National du Sénégal chose to give life to a formula which combined the piano, an emblem of Western temperament, with the kora, a symbol of African modulation. This decision was made at the turn of the millennium, and today, it has proved its worth.
AUBAILE / DEVILLE France
Booking Territory : World
David Aubaile (piano) and Frédéric Deville (cello) write music that is both highly legible and positive, borrowing seamlessly from the classical form, drawing on its enduring ability to broaden emotions. In the original compositions of Dolce Ostinato, their melodies are intimately woven into the solid rhythmic orchestration, anchored at the crossroad of their experiences. Aubaile is a self-taught pianist who has been exploring jazz and its derivatives while Deville became a classical cellist invested in creating contemporary pieces. Together, they boldly explore the sounds of jazz, with Mediterranean and odd rhythms, rubatos typical of chamber music, and picturesque melodies becoming audible frescoes. The cover illustrates similar blends, hinting at classicism but replete with colourful and iconoclastic musical elements, some anachronistic, reaped over the years by two roving musicians.
LES BRÜNETTES Germany
Booking Territory : France
It’s no secret: the music industry makes new “stars” like a production-line. All the more reason to welcome arms wide “Les Brünettes”, four young confident women who found their own path: The female way of a cappella. Described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (the widest-circulated German newspaper abroad and a leader in Germany), as a “beauty voluptuously aristocratic” (sic!), Les Brünettes were invited on television shows, including ZDF Heute Journal, the Kölner Treff of WDR, Kaffee oder Tee (SWR, “Tea or Coffee”), at the Landesschau Baden-Württemberg, and also on radio shows, some of which Klassik-Pop-et cetera (Deutschland Funk), and are widely followed by the press.
HONO WINTERSTEIN France
Booking Territory : World
Hono WINTERSTEIN a du corps, l’énergie de ce feu que les #Manouches ont volé en riant. Une énorme présence en scène comme à l’écran. Et surtout, l’humble perfection de la « pompe », ce battement impeccable qui fait le leader s’envoler. Le Monde
Du jazz manouche qui sort du lot ! La variété des titres, des rythmes et des tempos nous fait passer un agréable moment de musique comme on les aime ! Music Actu Over Blog
Si vous êtes dingues de swing manouche, impossible de ne pas avoir déjà croisé sa route ! Hono Winterstein est un incontournable du genre et l’un des grands maîtres de la pompe, la fameuse guitare rythmique au coeur de cette tradition musicale. TSF Jazz
Infatigable guitariste rythmique, Hono Winterstein est un expert avisé de la « pompe manouche ». Un métronome humain tout à son aise sur cet album où celui qui s’illustre d’ordinaire comme accompagnateur de Biréli Lagrène. L’Alsace
HONO WINTERSTEIN – TSF JAZZ SESSION
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