Fri, January 11th

APAP Showcase: Mundial Montreal Showcase

Afro-Cuban folk singer-songwriter world music TICKETS

Doors 6:00pm
Show 6:40pm
Advance Price Free
Door Price

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APAP Showcase:
Mundial Montreal Showcase

Mundial Montreal

6:40 Briga
7:10 Roberto Lopez Afro-Columbian Jazz Orchestra
7:50 Elisapie
8:20 Charly Yapo   



After touring through the Balkans playing Romani weddings with Bulgaria's no.1 Violinist, Georgi Yanev (Георги Янев), Briga has brought back repertoire to her Montréal musicians and the new CD is ready. 
Featuring some traditional Bulgarian, Macedonian & Serbian songs, and wild original repertoire that at times makes a light reference to the musical genres of Serbian Turbo Folk & Bulgarian Chalga, "Turbo Folk Stories" (2012) blends the Balkan world with Montreal's eclectic sounds effortlessly.



Roberto Lopez

With his latest album entitled Azul, Montreal-based Colombian-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Roberto López, along with his virtuoso friends, leads us to a unique encounter between the wind ensembles of Colombia's Caribbean coast and North-American Jazz bands. An enchanting journey, making us groove to the beats of the porro, the cumbia as well as the paseo, the champeta, mapalé and the chandé.  Azul is the third album released by Roberto López (Artiste Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2010-2011, nominee at the JUNO AWARDS 2011, at the GAMIQ Awards and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2010).  Along with his other group, the Roberto López Project, he has released his first two albums that were vocally oriented: Soy Panamericano in 2009 and Qué Pasa? in 2006. With Roberto López (guitar, tiple and ukulele) at its head, The Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra can count on the talents of Jean-Sébastien Leblanc (clarinet), Joel Miller (tenor sax and clarinet), David Carbonneau (trumpet), David Grott (trombone), Fraser Hollins (upright bass), Massimo Sansalone (drums) and Kullak Viger-Rojas (alegre, congas and tambora).




After the release of There Will Be Stars, which has sold over 25,000 copies to date, Elisapie undertook a massive, 150-date tour of Quebec. Elisapie, along with her band, traversed the country without pause for two years. Elisapie has just released her second album, entitled Travelling Love, in autumn of 2012.  With its organic pop sonorities, it is also a meeting between English and Inuktitut, the poetry of the north making a fascinating foray southward. 

Many collaborators must be mentioned, including singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Manuel Gasse et Gabriel Gratton, who are also the rising "Polar Pop" star's faithful touring companions. 
Travelling Love further explores the duality between sensitive woman and ferocious spirit that lives within Elisapie. This is the promise of a work which is sure to elicit many passions yet again. 



Charly Yapo

Charly Yapo is presenting a rarely seen formula where the bass player composes the music and leads the band. Different voices and horizons come together harmoniously, thanks to his skill and willingness of mixing different styles. From Creole to Malinke, including French and English, this reggae that is called dirty reggae, because largely influenced by jazz, soul and even pop music but conserving the rhythmic authenticity specific to African reggae, enables finding a way around the rules of creation. Radical Sound!