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at Kala Chhaya Campus
Parisian Electro-Jazz


A funky, rocking Parisian electro-jazz five-piece dance band!
This group is set to re-define the genre with its syncopated, danceable rhythms, words, modalities and melodies from around the world. It all began in 2000, with the meeting of five musicians ready for anything, proud of their multiple respective experiences but determined to explore new musical territories. The band’s concept is very simple: to mix the original celebratory spirit of jazz with hypnotic rhythms and contemporary sounds. Acoustic and Jungle, Trip Hop and Fanfares, melodies and samples, funk and jazz happily mingle with drum and bass. They have performed in about 40 countries so far, appearing at clubs and festivals. Their shows are explosive, fantastic displays of energy and rhythm where the magic of George Clinton, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis fuse to create an other world experience. Philippe Balatier, aka Balat, keyboardist and sample, fan of James Brown and of the Propellerheads, and composer of ad soundtracks. Virtuoso jazz trumpeter Sylvain Gontard, aka SilverSly, who joined the group in June of 2008. Pascal Reva, aka Bilbo, bassist and drummer, Philippe Sellam, aka Slam, saxophonist who has played everything from free to big band, and has accompanied the likes of Gil Evans, Paco Sery, Roy Hargrove, and last but not least the guest star HKB Finn, talented spoken word artist and singer from London who embodies all the wordly influences that are present in that cosmopolitan city.

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE – Completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a celebration of music by bringing together musicians, music lovers and enthusiasts. Be it amateur or professional, it is a free popula