The CMTRA celebrates its 31 years of existence at the CCO of Villeurbanne with a program highlighting maloya and Occitan polyphonies!
Le Rhône Alpes Traditional Music Center, is an association created in 1991 which works to promote the musical traditions and intangible cultural heritage of our region. It is a pioneer structure in the recognition of immigrant music, it is attentive to the cultural diversity of rural and urban territories and participates in the implementation of cultural rights. For this anniversary evening, two groups are in the spotlight.
We start with An’Pagay which offers a joyful and confusing reinterpretation of Creole music from the Indian Ocean. The formation that combines musicians from the famous groups Pixvae et Ti’Kaniki delivers a hard-hitting clash of maloya and Afro-Colombian sounds mixed with noise. A trance of a new world is tied around rhythms and voices, mixed with addictive synthetic additives!
The second group is none other than the Languedoc polyphonic quartet The Bad Hairstyle. The four singers, musicians and activists defend their tradition within a complex, rhythmic and mixed music. The formation continues to trace its path between the colors of popular Languedoc song, and the invention of an imaginary, raw polyphony. With the Occitan language always standing, always singing, always ready to proclaim its solidarity, and to feed on all popular emancipation and resistance around the world.