Dance of the unsubmissive

Grand Ensemble Koa

Dance of the unsubmissive is an imaginary dance in which a joyful assembly of uncertain characters rebel against the constraints of our society by dancing and feasting, making the most of the present moment.

It is inspired by the traditional dances and music of the Balkans, with broken yet melodious rhythms; it is at once energetic, powerful and full of mystery, disturbing and full of poetry. It mixes with today’s sounds, electric jazz, improvised rock, luminous voice and chiseled writing for an atypical sound journey in the Balkans.

With this creation, Grand Ensemble Koa proposes a jazz detached from aesthetic constraints, for a symbolic dance in favor of freedom of thought.

Grand Ensemble Koa is a mini-bigband with an explosive and electric character. Carried by the enchanting voice of Caroline Sentis, the group mixes improvisations, contemporary writing and current grooves under the enlightened pen of the bassist AlfredVilayleck.

Distribution

  • Caroline Sentis : voice
  • Matthieu Chédeville : soprano sax
  • Armel Courrée : alto sax and barython
  • Jérôme Dufour : tenor sax
  • Pascal Bouvier : trombone
  • Killian Rebreyend : vibraphone
  • Daniel Moreau : keyboards, piano
  • Alfred Vilayleck : bass, composition
  • Julien Grégoire : drums

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