Notes that love one another
[ A history of music as you've never heard it ]
''Did you know that the first microgroove was in invented in an egyptian pyramid ?"
"Why do singers with high-pitched voices drive girls crazy ?"
"Is the expression ''Dumb like a tenor'' justified by the laws of acoustics ?"
Les voix du levant ( 5tet + Balkanes )
The magic of a voice stands in its ability to make us perceive the sacred.
Music is the last repository of a magic that is nowhere else as noticeable as in the East.
André Manoukian takes us to the Levant of his ancestry, guided by the Balkanes who mixed their Bulgarian voices with the atmospheric jazz of his 5tet.
(Line up; saxophone, double bass, drums, piano, cello + Balkanes)
Mes rêves d'Orient (du solo au 5tet) - Dreaming of the Orient (from solo to 5tet)
If his adventures took him from the Berklee School to more mediatic shores (Nouvelle Star, France Inter), he never lost his musical compass.
Today, the Armenian sacred repertoire of his ancestors opens to him a world of new sounds.
The show "My Dreams of the Orient" offers a very beautiful oriental getaway, a sensual, melancholic and delicious ballad all along the notes of the piano and the Armenian traditional instruments.
(Line up; piano, cello, tabla, duduk)
The Pianos of Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg's father was a bar pianist, and Serge Gainsbourg himself dabbled in this exhilarating yet ungrateful profession in his youth.