The intrepid collective Cie 4000 presents a new hybrid creature whose secrets are hidden somewhere between the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Mascarene Islands. Between the Colombian crunch of Pixvae and the Creole energies of the maloya of Reunion Island, a burning alloy has been created between musicians ready to shake up the codes.
An’Pagay forms a new family, wide open to the traditions that make it grow and to the additives that make it vibrate. The name of this founding opus is not insignificant. Somin Tegor is a street of St Benoit, a commune of Reunion Island where the composer-singer-musician Luc Moindranzé Karioudja grew up before flying to other horizons… It sounds like an anchoring to the popular traditions of the Reunionese kabars, a reminder of the fertile ground that allows this lurch towards this new electric maloya mixed with post rock and other unlikely spices.
To the complex and moving melodic lines written by Luc Moindranzé Karioudja, it is the expert in musical crunches Romain Dugelay who operates to offer polyrhythmic counterpoints of the best of his barrels. With them, a joyful group of warm sea scum: a demented rhythmic with two exceptional drummers, a bassist with big sensitive strings and two female magicians as singers.
Luc Moindranzé Karioudja (voice and compositions)
Margaux Delatour (voice)
Cindy Pooch (voice)
Léo Dumont (drums)
Wendlavim Zabsonre (drums)
Damien Cluzel (bass)
Romain Dugelay (alto sax, settings et artistic managment)