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‘… rich chords, call-and-response, drone-backed dissonances, microtonally inflected incantations, complex counterpoint, hocketing, propulsive unison refrains — delivered with handclaps, drumbeats and full-throated vehemence.’ New York Times
San Salvador, a vocal sextet from France’s Massif Central, sing in Occitan – but you certainly don’t need to understand the language to enjoy their Provencal polyphony, heart-warming harmonies and propulsive percussion.
Three women and three men with a tambourine and two big drums, they describe their music as a search for universal folklore. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry with hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling percussion to create their own universe. It’s a joyful quest that sees them following every path from the crossroads of trance, choral punk, global vocalese and math-rock constructions; modern Occitan troubadours at large in the world.
Their performance at last summer’s WOMAD festival was considered one of the highlights.
Please note, the original date for this event was Saturday 30 May 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.