World jazz - Latin Jazz - Bossa Jazz
Vojaĝo - Toulouse - Occitania - France
Vojaĝo in Esperanto is pronounced "vo-YA-jo". It is the story of friendship among six musicians from Toulouse, the Pink City in Occitania. United by a common passion for Latin music and jazz, these "travelers from the South" forge compositions with the spontaneity, exaltation, and warmth of the South. The band Vojaĝo is also characterized by the desire to put art at the service of right causes, such as the respect of the environment and friendship between human beings thanks to Esperanto.
What attracts us with the first accents of their repertoire is the energy and enthusiasm of a style well-rhythmed to communicative joy. Sometimes nonchalant and sensual, sometimes joyful and jubilant, the music distilled by Vojaĝo reveals the musicians' joy of life, happy to share their passion.
One of the characteristics of Vojaĝo is the taste for the melodies made "a la mano" on real instruments that vibrate, resonate, breathe, and give their soul to music. To work the sound dough into chiselled, lovingly shaped music, in the manner of the most seasoned craftsmen.
On syncopated rhythms, taking its roots from Choro, Bossa Nova, Samba, Salsa, or the Blues, Vojaĝo's style has strongly oriented accents from the South, from Brazil, the Caribbean, Italy, Argentina, or Louisiana, that embark you on a trip to the other end of the Earth, in the suburbs of Rio, São Paulo, or Belem, Cuba, Buenos Aires, Naples, or Toulouse. A nonchalant journey in a music full of sunshine, like a hymn to life, which incites friendship between "remakers of the world".
Vojaĝo performed in concert for the first time in front of an Esperanto audience during the 100th World Congress of Esperanto at the Palais des Congrès in Lille in July 2015.
Vojaĝo is composed of:
- Audrey Rey: song in French, choirs.
- Gilles Bénard: keyboards.
- Jean-Claude Patalano: song in Esperanto, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, concert flute.
- Didier Kerboull: bass.
- Pascal Marceillac: drums.
- Julien Fischer: percussions (cajón, congas, bongos, pads).
Several days after Vojaĝo's first album, Planedo nia, was released, a request came out of South America: Alejandro Cossavella proposed collaboration on the songs of his next album project.
That request was not surprising, since Jean-Claude Patalano and Ale had already worked together in 2004 on the arrangements of several titles on Strika Tango's album Civilizacio.
It was therefore natural that the musicians of Vojaĝo enthusiastically accepted to contribute in the realization of the album Tro, a gem of Pop music en Esperanto.
For more information about Vojaĝo please visit their website:http://www.vojagxo-muziko.fr/en/groupe-en.html
Click on his albums to listen to or download them.
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