Papagroove (afro-funk)

Papagroove  (afro-funk)
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Description

Branding its music as Afro-Funk, this collective combines the groove of Funk with the intensity of Rock, the passion of Soul with the verve of Jazz, staying deeply rooted in a strong Afrobeat. Their sound is driven by a strong message of social justice inspiring one to reflect.

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Biography

Branding its music as afro-funk, this collective combines the groove of funk with the intensity of Rock, the passion of soul with the verve of jazz, staying deeply rooted in a strong afrobeat. Their sound is driven by a strong message of social justice inspiring one to reflect.

PAPAGROOVE was established in 2006. The passion and charisma of the singer’s stage presence frontlines an impressive four piece brass section, backed by an explosive rhythm section. The exceptional musical chemistry and improvisational talent shared by the band members creates unique moments at each and every show. The band’s debut album, “We’re Not Blind” (Anubis/Outside Music), was officially released in 2008 during the International Montreal Jazz Festival. This first opus counts among its collaborators David Sturton, sound engineer for Bran Van 3000 and Jean Leloup, as well as David Ngohdefikko from Cameroon, member of Fela Kuti’s legendary band, Egypt 80. Touring across Canada to promote its highly praised first album, the band shared festival stages with the likes of Stevie Wonder, K’naan, Cat Empire and Medeski Martin and Wood, amongst others.

“Civilized Ghetto”, PAPAGROOVE’s second album, was born out of the unification of its twelve member’s creativity and audacity. Making use of new sounds and socially committed lyrics, this most recent effort is a witness to their conscious, global and urban views of the world around them.
Recorded at Studio La Centrale, produced by Maxime Audet-Halde (2012 Juno awards nominee in the World music album of the year category for “Afo Gné”, by Aboulaye Koné Moriké, and winner of the 2012 world music album of the year at l’ADISQ for “Les fauves”, by Echo Kalyspo), and co-produced by Jean-François Ouellet, “Civilized Ghetto” honours the ardour that gave PAPAGROOVE its charm on its first album, “We’re Not Blind”. The lyrics of this second opus are signed and delivered by Sébastien Francisque with his funky/soul voice, backed by actual and catchy sounds.

Members

- Gabriel Lajoie: bass
- Matthieu Van Vliet : trombone
- Mario Allard: sax alto
- Jean-François Ouellet: barytone saxophone
- Jacques Kuba Séguin: trumpet
- Guy Kaye: guitars
- Francois Therrien: keys
- Sylvain Plante: drums
- Mélissa Lavergne: percussions
- Sébastien Francisque: Vocals

BOOKING
Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Annick Beauvais
promo@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com
(514) 312-7412

Upcoming Shows

Booking

12 June 2017, 21h00
Papagroove at the Quai des brumes @ Montreal

Montreal, Monday 12 June 2017, 21h00

Location: Quai des brumes



15 July 2017, 00h00
To be announced @ Montreal

Montreal, Saturday 15 July 2017, 00h00



22 July 2017, 20h30
Festival Transes Cévénoles @ Sumène, France

Sumène, France, Saturday 22 July 2017, 20h30

Location: Grande scène du plan

Tickets: FREE



29 July 2017, 00h00
To be announced @ Laval, QC

Laval, QC, Saturday 29 July 2017, 00h00



3 August 2017, 19h00
To be announced @ Montreal

Montreal, Thursday 3 August 2017, 19h00



12 August 2017, 00h00
To be annonced @ Lévis, QC

Lévis, QC, Saturday 12 August 2017, 00h00




Archives

8 May 2017, 21h00
Papagroove at the Quai des brumes @ Montreal

Montreal, Monday 8 May 2017, 21h00

Location: Quai des brumes

Info: $10 à la porte



10 April 2017, 21h00
Papagroove at the Quai des brumes @ Montreal

Montreal, Monday 10 April 2017, 21h00

Location: Quai des brumes

Info: $10 at the door



13 March 2017, 21h00
Papagroove at the Quai des brumes @ Montreal

Montreal, Monday 13 March 2017, 21h00

Location: Quai des brumes

Info: $10 at the door



13 February 2017, 21h00
Papagroove at the Quai des brumes @ Montreal

Montreal, Monday 13 February 2017, 21h00

Location: Quai des brumes

Info: $10 at the door



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