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Papagroove


afrofunk

Since 2006, Papagroove has cleverly delivered some high-energy afro-funk fusion influenced by Fela Kuti’s politicized afrobeat, Parliament’s clever groovy funk, James Brown’s passionate soul flavour, Bruno Mars’ bubbly pop sound and Jimi Hendrix’s rock intensity. Known for their fiery stage presence, their mastery of improvisation and their explosive presence, the band returns with Les sabliers (‘Hourglasses’ in English), a new EP where they unassumingly reveal their ability to settle down and embrace fleeting moments in all their complexity.

Latest News

2022-06-09

Incendie: Papagroove’s new music video

Papagroove presents today a second music video from their EP Les sabliers for the song Incendie. In a magnificent four-minute sequence, we find a protagonist (played by Sébastien Francisque, the group’s singer) making his way through a forest, dragging with […]
2022-05-13

Earth Day with Papagroove

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with good music? Papagroove took up the challenge with brio! Thanks to a partnership with the Maison du développement durable, the group made people dance on Sainte-Catherine Street to celebrate our beautiful […]

2022-07-01 @ 21:00    |    Fête du Canada à Pierrefonds-Roxboro    |    Montréal (CA)    |   

2022-07-20 @ 20:00    |    Festival Nuits d’Afrique    |    Montréal (QC)    |   

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2022-06-16 @ 23:00    |    Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac    |    Tadoussac (QC)

2022-04-22 @ 20:30    |    Club Soda    |    Montréal (QC)

2022-03-25 @ 20:30    |    Beat & Betterave    |    Frelighsburg (QC)

2022-03-16 @ 19:30    |    Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée    |    Montréal (QC)

2022-02-25 @ 20:30    |    Queen St. Fare    |    Ottawa (ON)

2021-11-18 @ 20:00    |    Salle Jean-Despréz    |    Gatineau (QC)

2021-08-13 @ 20:00    |    Rythmes et déconfinement    |    Lavaltrie (CA)

2021-05-25 @ 19:00    |    Théâtre Outremont    |    Montréal (QC)

2020-11-20 @ 19:00    |    En ligne / Online    |    Web (CA)

2020-05-28    |    Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde    |    Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)
ANNULÉ / CANCELLED

2020-05-26    |    Théâtre Outremont    |    Montréal (CA)
SUSPENDU / SUSPENDED

2020-05-07    |    L’Anglicane    |    Lévis (QC)
REPORTÉ / POSTPONED

2020-05-06    |    Global Toronto    |    Toronto (CA)
REPORTÉ/POSTPONED

2020-03-21    |    Gambrinus    |    Trois-Rivières (QC)
REPORTÉ/POSTPONED

2020-02-29    |    Beat & Betterave    |    Frelighsburg (QC)

2020-02-01    |    Pub La Chèvre    |    Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard (CA)

2019-10-03    |    Maison de la culture Ahuntsic    |    Montréal ()

2019-09-27 @ 22:05    |    CONTACT EAST    |    Charlottetown (CA)
Vitrine/Showcase Salle Florence Simmons Performance Hall

2019-08-10    |    Au Vieux Treuil    |    Île-de-la-Madeleine (QC)

2019-08-09    |    Festival Musique du bout du Monde    |    Gaspé (CA)

2019-08-05    |    Hornby Festival    |    Hornby Island (CA)

2019-08-03    |    The Queen’s    |    Nanaimo (BC)

2019-08-02    |    Upstair’s Cabaret    |    Victoria (CA)    |   

2019-08-01    |    Festival Wanderlust    |    Whistler (CA)
Plus de détails seront bientôt annoncés (CA)

2019-07-30    |    Duncan City Square    |    Duncan (CA)    |   

2019-07-25    |    Les Rythmes Tremblant    |    Mont-Tremblant (CA)

2019-07-18    |    Festival International Nuits d’Afrique    |    Montreal (CA)    |   

2019-07-04    |    Parc Bédard    |    Saint-Lazare (CA)
Programmation estivale en plein air

2019-06-30    |    FeelsGood Folly Fest    |    Gagetown (NB)

2019-06-29    |    FeelsGood Folly Fest    |    Gagetown (NB)

2019-06-28    |    FeelsGood Folly Fest    |    Gagetown (NB)

2019-05-30 @ 20:00    |    Soirée d’ouverture des Jardins Gamein    |    Montréal (CA)

2019-03-23 @ 00:00    |    À VENIR    |    Plus de détails seront bientôt annoncés (CA)

2019-03-14 @ 20:00    |    L’ANTI Bar & Spectacle    |    Québec (QC)
avec AFrikana Soul Sister

2019-02-18 @ 23:00    |    Le D’Auteuil    |    Québec (QC)
Le Phoque OFF Avec Ayrad et invité surprise

2018-11-09 @ 21:00    |    Beat & Betterave    |    Frelighsburg (QC)

2018-08-17 @ 20:30    |    Place Claude-Léveillée    |    Laval (QC)
Dans ce spectacle sur mesure, Papagroove partage la scène avec Hamza Abouabdelmajid (Ayrad)​​​​, ILAM​​​​, Kim Richardson​​​​ et Meryem Saci (Nomadic Massive)​​​. //GRATUIT//

2018-07-13 @ 19:30    |    Festival d’été de Québec    |    Québec (CA)
Place d’Youville. Scène Hydro-Québec. Gratuit mais laissez-passer suggéré.

2018-07-04 @ 22:00    |    Dièse Onze    |    Montréal (QC)
Billets : 20 $ En vente à la porte

2018-06-30    |    Concert privé / Private concert    |    —- (CA)

2018-06-29 @ 22:00    |    Festival international de jazz de Montréal    |    Montréal (QC)
Club Jazz Casino de Montréal coin de Bleury et René-Lévesque Gratuit / Free

2018-06-28 @ 22:00    |    Festival international de jazz de Montréal    |    Montréal (QC)
Club Jazz Casino de Montréal coin de Bleury et René-Lévesque Gratuit / Free

2018-06-16    |    Microbrasserie Les Grands bois    |    St-Casimir (QC)
La Commission brassicole

2018-02-24 @ 20:00    |    L’Astral    |    Montréal (QC)

2017-10-04 @ 18:00    |    Divan Orange    |    Montréal ()

2017-08-12    |    Scène Desjardins    |    Lévis (QC)

2017-08-03    |    Pavillon Mordecai-Richler    |    Montréal ()

2017-07-29    |    Centre de la nature    |    Laval ()

2017-07-15    |    Parc Jarry    |    Montréal ()

2017-07-08    |    Parc Jean Drapeau    |    Montréal ()

2017-06-12    |    Quai des Brumes    |    Montréal (QC)

2017-05-08    |    Quai des Brumes    |    Montréal (QC)

2017-04-10    |    Quai des Brumes    |    Montréal (QC)

2017-03-13    |    Quai des Brumes    |    Montréal (QC)

2017-02-13    |    Quai des Brumes    |    Montréal (QC)

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Cleverly delivering some high-energy afro-funk fusion influenced by Fela Kuti’s politicized afrobeat, Parliament’s clever groovy funk, James Brown’s passionate soul flavour, Bruno Mars’ bubbly pop sound and Jimi Hendrix’s rock intensity since their debut in 2006, Papagroove have activated their magic to many notorious stages: Festival international de jazz de Montréal, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary International Blues Festival, Hornby Festival, SunFest, Festival international des rythmes du monde, Festival d’été de Québec, Festival de Jazz de Rimouski, Woodstock en Beauce, du Ottawa Jazz Fest (as an opening act for Medeski, Martin & Wood) Maximum Blues, Festif! (supporting Cat Empire), Global Groove… and the list goes on.

Known for their fiery stage presence, their mastery of improvisation and their explosive presence, the band returns with Les sabliers (‘Hourglasses’ in English), a new EP where they unassumingly reveal their ability to settle down and embrace fleeting moments in all their complexity. Exploring human existence through the prism of its inevitable ending, transformations and rebirths, Papagroove allow themselves to experience the paradox of time: living in the present while at the same time projecting themselves into the future.

After three albums over the course of their career, a GAMIQ win for “Album or EP of the Year – World Music” and a nomination at the ADISQ gala in the same category in 2018 for The Hunt album, Papagroove are now collectively entering an uncharted territory. While the song itself becomes central, the band also arises through a more introspective form. Singing about paradigms changing over time, recurrent societal failures and their inner child’s nostalgia, they convey their message at a deeper level. In a skilful mix of musical genres through which the nuanced sound of their French music springs, Papagroove never lose their essence; passion fiercely remains. Only this time, social topics and intimate thoughts come as one.

Composed of Sébastien Francisque (vocals), Sylvain Plante (drums), Gabriel Lajoie (bass), Guy Kaye (guitars), Mario Allard (alto saxophone), Jean-François Ouellet (baritone saxophone), Jacques Kuba Séguin (trumpet), Matthieu Van-Vliet (trombone) as well as François Therrien (keyboards), the band has picked its go-to weapon a long time ago. For Papagroove, music is and will remain the best and most subtle one of all.

2018 – GAMIQ – Album World of the Year
2018 – ADISQ – Nomination – World Music Best Album of the Year

2018 – GAMIQ – Album World de l’année

Gabriel Lajoie (bass)
Matthieu Van Vliet (trombone)
Mario Allard (alto sax)
Jean-François Ouellet (barytone sax)
Jacques Kuba Séguin (trumpet)
Guy Kaye (guitar)
Francois Therrien (keys)
Sylvain Plante (drum)
Sébastien Francisque (voice)

Booking

Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Patrick Nadon
(514) 312-7142 ext. 201
booking@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Communication & promotion

Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Émilie Asselin
(514) 312-7142 ext. 206
promotion@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Management