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Celebrate The Gypsy Spirit Gypsy Jazz Festival

November 6, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Over the last ten consecutive years, the Gypsy Jazz Festival has become the November rendezvous not to be missed on the New Caledonia musical calendar.

For the 11th year, the Gypsy Jazz Festival invites you to experience a truly musical journey via Manouche Jazz, music of the Balkans, soul, swing, electro swing and the many different facets of Gypsy music. The Festival, which will perform in Noumea, Koné, Paita, Lifou and Maré from 13 to 16 November, features a myriad of opportunities to celebrate the Gypsy spirit in our faraway Island.

Oasis-spa_250X250pxPrestigious International Artists

From Raul Midon, American singer-songwriter and guitar player, to Puerto Flamenco, avant-garde flamenco group from Seville, numerous prestigious artists will grace the stage and thrill fans of “gypsy” music in New Caledonia.

Raul Midon, originally from New Mexico (United States) currently lives in New York and combines several genres of music including soul, jazz, folk, blues and latin music to form his own unique musical style. His pieces, recorded in English or Spanish, are based on an exceptional vocal feat, sometimes to the point of reproducing instrumental sounds with his mouth.

Carmen Maria Vega, sings, interprets and gives a new lease of life to Boris Vian’s songs; an innovative possibility for her Martian temperament to combine the different genres. Music, theatre, body language and even striptease … Carmen Maria Vega is all set to transform the jazz and rock ambiances of Boris Vian into a resounding happening !

The Lost Fingers, in allusion to the fingers lost by Django Reinhardt and the subsequent change in his style of music, captivate crowds with their spiritual and jazzy remakes of hits borrowed from AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, Technotronic, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Samantha Fox or Celine Dion, and represent a wonderful tribute to the 80s, mingled with a gypsy and manouche jazz style, inspired by their mentor, Django Reinhardt.

To listen to Puerto Flamenco, is quite simply to surrender to the extraordinary energy projected by the group combined with emotion and raw virtuosity which spellbinds their audience at each international concert. Theirs is an authentic and modern vision of Flamenco, a moment of pure pleasure bringing together song, music and dance.

Electro Swing Kids Party is an interactive show for children 7 years and older performed by the Bebop Swing dance troupe extending an irresistible invitation to sway their hips on the dance floor to the sounds of DJ Incontrol, highlighting jazz and swing music from Caravan Palace by Django. Any why not a retro ball for children and adults, if they dare ! The programme features DJ Electro Swing, king of the turntable, Betty Boop who refuses to get walked on, a choreography contest, makeup and glitter workshop and above all the promise of a beautiful black and white souvenir.

And if you are « Dingo de Django » (crazy about Django), don’t miss the musical performance of Brice Prudent from New Caledonia, a self-taught guitar player who completed a musical diploma at the Swing Romane Academy in Paris, rubbing shoulders with the best musicians in the music world. He performs his own version of music by Djanto Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

TICKET OFFICE Compact Megastore – Sodival Ducos & Plaza

Adults : 3 900 F – Children-12 years : 1 500 F – Free for children under 5 years Cost includes entry to all concerts on final day Saturday 16 November 2013. Doors open from 09h00 – concerts begin at 10h00.

GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

E-mail : gypsyjazzfnea@genius.nc Website : http://gypsyjazzfestival.fr/

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