AYRAD presents the music video for Taxi payé & a summer tour
Ayrad releases the music video for the song « Taxi payé ». Directed by Jean-Philippe Charlebois (Charleswood Films), it invites us to follow a couple on a nocturnal jaunt where a strange cab takes the two passengers to an unexpected and surreal location.
The song lays the foundations for the album III – which celebrates its first anniversary – with its blend of Reggada, raï and rock, propelled by an imposing brass section.
Ayrad is the fusion of singer, guitarist and composer Hamza Abouabdelmajid, of Moroccan origin, established in Montreal since 2005, Annick Beauvais (oboe, backing vocals), Anit Ghosh (violin, backing vocals), Marton Maderspach (percussion, backing vocals), Sylvain Plante (drums, percussion) and Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (bass, keyboard). These musicians from different backgrounds never hesitate to transgress musical boundaries.
Their synergistic power in concert and on record leaves no audience indifferent. Their homonymous album (2014) and Zoubida (2018) have garnered numerous awards (ADISQ, OPUS, Canadian Folk Music Awards) and mentions (JUNOS) and have allowed the group to perform across Canada and abroad (Scotland, Qatar, Morocco, Tunisia, United States).
See Ayrad in concert this summer!
July 8 • Festival du Monde, Saint-Jérôme
July 18 • Festival Nuits d’Afrique, Montréal
August 3 • Pop ton été, Terrebonne
August 11 • Centropolis, Laval
August 12 • Big Bang Fest, Val-Morin
August 13 • Festival des Traditions du Monde, Sherbrooke
August 19 • Festival Interculturel, Rimouski
September 2 • Fête de la Musique, Tremblant