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An Pagay

Crunch Maloya

Line up

Luc Moindranzé Karioudja
voice & compositions
Margaux Delatour
voice
Cindy Pooch
voice
Léo Dumont
drums
Wendlavim Zabsonre
drums
Damien Cluzel
bass
Romain Dugelay
sax alto, arrangements and artistic direction

Contact

Thibault Gléréan
tib@la-curieuse.com
+33(0)6 60 68 26 08

Production - Compagnie 4000

An’ Pagay proposes a joyful and puzzling reinterpretation of the Indian Ocean's creole music.

An’Pagay’s idea is born in the incubator of the classy Bongo Joe label, during the recording of a birthday compilation. A lucky star destined to guide this adventurous team in undiscovered waters, those of the Indian Ocean and of the musical traditions from the Mascarene Islands… A very hot air flow went rapidly through Pixvae’s “colombian crunch” and the creole energies from Reunion and Mauritius islands.

Romain Dugelay invited Luc Moindranzé for this very occasion, then a burning alloy was created by these musicians from two bands at the crossroads of many lands: Pixvae and Ti’Kaniki. The power trio named Kouma (from the first team) pushes forward its original instrumentation. If the metronomic and solar Léo Dumont sticks to his drum set, Damien Cluzel is practicing his science of timing on bigger strings, which are yet still as sensitive. Romain Dugelay goes one step up with the alto sax and heaps of electronic additives… Margaux Delatour’s voice is another tie between the two bands, since she offers calls and responses with Pixvae but also with Cindy Pooch in the Ti’Kaniki project. To make the table larger, the free electron Wendlavim Zabsonre (from Supergombo…) comes as a second spicy drummer.

A new family is born ! And we can’t wait to be invited to their gatherings…

Inventor of new traditions forged by his experience of the modern music, Romain Dugelay keeps explorating the territories of modernity with the help of fiery traditions. If the tumultuous stream of colonisation and globalisation bears dumpers of horror and violence, this explosive composer knows how to extract shiny nuggets from it. With An’Pagay and Pixvae, he leads the contemporary afro-atlantic gold rush ! If we add up his stylistic discoveries from Kouma’s metal/noise and Polymorphie ensemble’s lyric poetry, we tell ourselves that crossbreeding is more than a virtue, it’s a matter of life !

© Amaury Rullière

Videos

Teaser 2022
Live session - Kozé 2021

Albums

Somin Tegor

2022

Released on June 24, 2022.
More info soon !

Somin Tegor

1. Koze
2. An’ Pagay
3. Somin Tegor
4. Bato
5. Salegue
6. Zarboutan
7. Badinaz

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Credits

Recording & mix
Julien Jussey – Studio la Ciergerie in Villeurbanne (fr)
Mastering
Timothy Stollenwerk
Production
Compagnie 4000
Co-production
Julien Jussey, Lucas Garnier & Romain Dugelay
Artwork
Ramataupia