Line Up 2021

Friday 2 April 2021

20h00 - Concert

Joao Selva

Friday 2 April - 20h00

JOAO SELVA returns with a second album, a true hymn to creoleness and tropicalism, embued with flavors of funk, jazz and disco. An exhuberant travelogue diary featuring some shiny souls such as the sprightly Flavia Coelho and the multi- instrumentalist producer Patchworks (Voilaaa, The Dynamics, David Walters, Mr President, Taggy Matcher). Cast off on a thrilling musical cruise with this Brazilian nomadic spirit, sailing freely on the mythical Black Atlantic.

Son of a pastor from Ipanema, João Selva grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a community of former prisoners and converted artists. In his childhood, he played his first notes on a guitar under the watchful eye of Wanda Sá – one of Bossa Nova’s iconic figures. The influence of his father, a music lover and collector of records of all sorts, led him to further his knowledge of Brazilian music, specializing in the practice of Capoeira Angola, Samba de Roda, Maracatu or Coco de Roda. At the age of 18, he began a career as a travelling artist playing music hall shows for children in Africa, South America and the Carribbean – before settling down in the city of Lyon, many years later.

As a notorious ambassador of Brazilian music in France, he made his debuts with the Forró de Rebeca trio, touring many prestigious venues in France. Simultaneously, he joined forces with American producer Maga Bo, Diplo’s collaborator and precursor of the «Tropical Bass», to create the Sociedade Recreativa project, an explosive mix of electronic music and traditional Brazilian rhythms. This will result in several international tours, two albums that were critically acclaimed in the media.

After collaborating with many artists – from Massilia Sound System’s Papet J to his fellow countrywoman Flavia Coelho, as well as Sir Jean and DJ TUDO, his decisive meeting with the prolific producer Bruno Patchworks led him to launch his solo career. They met by chance at a jam session in les Pentes de la Croix Rousse1 in the spring of 2016. The two began a fruitful collaboration which first started with the single «Vida Maravilha» – synchronized as part of an ad campaign for Citroën, and then continued with the release of the album «Natureza» in 2017 by Favorite Recordings: a dive into the Tropicalist Pop of the 70s that mixes samba, soul and vintage funk.

21h00 - DJ Set

Mambo Chick

Friday 2 April - 21h00

Mambo Chick is a playful vinyl collector, a crazy girl digger mad of music ! The girl likes to celebrate oldies in Tropical style and spread smiles, love & crazy tunes! Her universe is all about senses and energy!

Totally addicted to records, Mambo Chick travelled exotic places to meet Cultures and find infamous & rareties records to please your hear !
She’s been digging Colombia, Santo Dominguo, Cabo Verde, Turkey, Greece and beyond … Hands in crates with her legendary smile, Mambo Chick will seduce you with her communicative enthusiasm, her generosity and her unusual taste ! VINYLS ONLY.

22h00 - DJ Set

Pardonnez-nous

Friday 2 April - 22h00

“Pardonnez-nous” (Forgive us)) for being a collective made up of five djs from diverse and complementary musical universes. Each month, we organize an evening in a different place, instilling a spirit of freedom and uninhibited tolerance.

Their leitmotif? Create a united community for music, dance, fun and sharing.

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