September 14, Saturday
Ticket price $15
For advance purchase via credit card please call 613-729-0693, tickets available at the door cash only.
Florquestra is an exciting band of variable geometry, composed of musicians from Brazil, Chile, Romania and Canada. Between Brazilian rhythms and Parisian rhymes, Florquestra applies its very own brand of world-jazz to original compositions as well as to the work of revered bards such as Canada’s Leonard Cohen and France’s greatest chanson poet, Georges Brassens.
Florquestra presents “Flortografia”, the companion show to its very first discographic incarnation, imagined, interpreted, arranged, recorded (in Canada and Brazil) by Florquestra and its talented collaborators.
“Flortografia” constitutes a small catalogue of repertorial veins Florquestra has been tapping for some time: Brazilian harmonic refinement, the fever of the samba, the sensuality of the bossa nova, the languors of the xote, the tease and twists of the hiccuped forro?, the delicate seismics of the chorinho, the magmatic quiver of Andean percussion, the Montmartrian gab of yestercentury squeezeboxes, the melancholy cheekiness of Balkan brass, the blue embrace of jazz… and other manners of earth, water and light that find their way into a workshop full of laughing, weeping, talkative and dancey instruments used to produce Florquestra’s handmade music. http://www.florquestra.com