Roster 2023 2024

EARTH MUSIC & ECOLOGY What we can do together ? Our Roster for 2023 & 2024
30 septembre 2022

The artists we represent

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.


The music? Bathing in it from birth in the Ivory Coast, Kandy then grew up in the stimulating musical environment of Abidjan.  She was initiated in the major cabarets and made her debut with Abdoulaye Cissé, one of the most recognised names in Burkinabè music. SNC winner, she went on tour for several months, mostly in Europe, where she encountered the great artist Check Tidiane Sec, who took her under his wing.  Top model, actress, dancer, Kandy Guira developed her talents from several sources even if her primary inspiration is always music!  She has accompanied the greatest of Afro Music and World Sound, from Manu Dibango to Oumou Sangaré, Guts, and today with the group Les amazones d’ Afrique.  Singer, songwriter, producer, committed to the support of hearing impaired children, the cause of women and the future of the African continent, Kandy lends her powerful voice to inspired texts and strives to bring comfort and hope.


Giuliano Gabriele, an Italian-French artist, was born in Sora(Lazio – Italy) on February 18, 1985.  He approached music for the first time at the age of eight starting the study of the diatonic accordion.  The great interest in Italian folk music and subsequently in world music led him to deepen the popular  repertoire through singing, bagpipes, frame drum and beating guitar. From 2008 he began a long live  experience, first collaborating with various groups and then embarking on the path as a soloist.  He is the creator and founder of Officine Meridinali Orchestra, a group of young musicians from all  over central and southern Italy. The main mission of the project is to bring together some of the most  talented young artists who represent the intangible heritage preserved in the language of contemporary  popular music.>


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.


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.