Tonight, we have two awesome bands for you! First, there’s Mama Rosin (zydeco blues cajun trash r’n'r music). These young rebels live and love the Cajun/Zydeco music style, whose roots go way back to the 18th century. Cajun music was brought to the South of the United States, to Louisiana, by French immigrants from Canada, where fast rhythms met slow waltz. Zydeco music added Afro‐Caribbean rhythms. Songs were sung in French and/or in Creole. The vocals were usually very high and loud so even people at the back could hear them!
Somehow Mama Rosin found the original soul of Louisiana on the banks of Lake Geneva. Robin Girod has been playing guitar and banjo as long as he can remember. His teenage years were spent listening to an enormous amount of music from jazz, to blues, to caribbean, african, and rock’n’roll. Old mate Cyril Yeterian is obsessed with the various styles of music to be found around the Gulf of Mexico.
But there’s more – Hop Stop Banda (alternative gypsy/boogie gangster swing sovjet tango) is also playing! When a Jew meets up with a Chilean, a Russian, a German and a Tatar it sounds more like the beginning of a politically incorrect joke, but if you add a double bass, guitar, accordion, saxophone and flute then it sounds like HopStop! An obscure mix of folk music made up of Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish and Oriental elements and charged with Latin/Balkan grooves. This is the kind of music that puts you in a good mood and gets you up on your feet. Even the biggest bore can turn into a party animal upon hearing HopStop.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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