Rendez-vous de l'Alliance with Yohan Giaume, French Composer and Musician
Date: 26 Apr 2022, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Nearly one year after his virtual Rendez-vous de l'Alliance and the release of his album, Whisper of a Shadow Opus 1, French musician and composer, Yohan Giaume returns in person to the AFNO to discuss the life and musical importance of Louisiana Creole composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Giaume will present selections of Gottschalk accompanied by the historical and musical significance of each piece.
This event will be in English and free to the public!
About Yohan Giaume:
Composer-arranger, trumpeter, producer and ethnomusicologist, Yohan Giaume is building an oeuvre that combines his passion for world music traditions and the exploration of new genres, by developing creative and enriching collaborations and partnerships with other artists. For almost 15 years, Giaume has been traveling around the world to explore the origins and intersections of music between the Americas, Europe and Africa. His motivation is less academic and more focused on creating contemporary settings for vital traditions so they continue to inform and inspire. His musical collaborations include artists such as La Banda de Santiago de Cuba, Benito Suarez, Kocani Orkestar, Juan Carlos Caceres, Felix Casaverde (Susanna Baca), Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Evan Christopher, Manu Dibango among many others. Winner of the “Hors les Murs” award (2012) from the Institut Français and the French American Jazz Exchange Award (2016), Giaume carries out his latest work on the musical traditions of New Orleans, the starting point for his latest creation entitled Whisper of a shadow, inspired by Louisiana composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Whisper of a Shadow Opus 1 was unanimously praised by the international media (Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Télérama, Rolling Stone Magazine, All About Jazz, France Musique, FIP., Hit Couleur Jazz..).