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Saturday 23 January
8:30 PM
Cachan
Théâtre Jacques Carat
21, avenue Louis Georgeon - 94230 CACHAN
phone
+33 (0)1 45 47 72 41
http://www.theatrejacquescarat.fr

RER B, stop Arcueil-Cachan. Bus lines 162 or 187 stop Mairie de Cachan.
By car: At Porte d’Orléans, take the RD920 (formerly RN20) towards Cachan-centre ville, then Théâtre Jacques Carat. 
CAR PARK (avenue Dumotel) - we validate parking, make sure you come to us!

NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY WITH EVAN PARKER

JOSHUA ABRAMS - guembri, composition | LISA ALVARADO - harmonium, gong | MIKEL AVERY - drums | NICK MAZZARELLA - alto saxophone + EVAN PARKER - saxophones

Chicago is quite the treasure trove, as this festival has amply shown over the years. This ensemble is new proof of this, here’s a chiaroscuro beauty; the music is not what exactly it seems. It builds up; it takes its time. It’s extraordinarily precise – devilish almost; for the devil, as we all know, is in the details. Joshua Abrams, with his guembri, and the Natural Information Society take the liberty of creating hypnotic, meditative, benevolent trances. As it weren’t joy enough, Abrams invited Evan Parker, whose quietly powerful tenor sax takes the ensemble to unprecedented lengths, taking its audience into a happy trance, openly merging Coltrane’s lyricism and Abrams’s experimentations with The Roots. Mixing and matching and taking the long way home: pure, unadulterated joy.

Natural Information Society With Evan Parker - Maroon Dune
 

FAIZ ALI FAIZ The great voice of qawwali - Pakistan

FAIZ ALI FAIZ - vocals | KARAMAT ALI ASAD, ALI SHAHBAZ - harmonium, vocals | NAZAR ABBAS - vocals | SHAHID FAREED - tabla | FAYAZ HUSSAIN, MUDASAR MUNIR, MUHAMMAD NASIR, KALEEM AKHTAR - choir & clap

Should we name one single person capable of bringing out all the riches of Qawwali, all the treasures and jewels of Sufi singing, a number of us would think of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In the shadow of the master, Faiz Ali Faiz is resplendent. He was born in Lahore to a family of Qawwali musicians – in his case, the eighth generation. His legacy’s roots run deep and he keeps the tradition alive. By modernizing the traditional sounds of Eastern Pakistan, Faiz takes Qawwali forward, to more contemporary and fiery places. Nothing is ever set or static in this beautifully dazzling project. Incantations signal both virtue and risk taking – there’s no going back from where he takes us. After this concert, whenever you’ll discuss Sufi singing, you’ll think of two names – not one.

Faiz Ali Faiz - Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (The Red Falcon)
 
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