Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8pm
With its vibrant music and contagious joie de vivre, this band of six Canadian musicians has created an original and dazzling repertoire that reflects the colorful influences of Montreal’s cultural mosaic.
Guitar, bass, accordion, percussion, banjo, glockenspiel, violin, clarinet and piano all shine in the hands of these multi-talented instrumentalists.
Sagapool lets its music travel without borders and preserves the free spirit and exuberance of its first loves – gypsy music, gypsy swing and klezmer – while adding ska, Latin and folk rhythms.
Sagapool’s new CD scheduled for release in March adds a Northern note to their wild and swirling romps, with a gentle reflection on everything from Quebec’s remote and windswept reaches to quiet winter mornings. Nonetheless, Sagapool can’t help but add an ample dose of the group’s characteristic, sustaining quirky humor, chronicling bittersweet grooves for synth‐addicted cousins and last minute leaps on stage.
Their mix of good‐natured shenanigans, striking musical skill, and Northern thoughtfulness has won Sagapool a Canadian Folk Music Award (Best Instrumental Album, 2008) and gained them showcases at major world music events like WOMEX (2010). CLICK HERE for video from WOMEX.
Luzio Altobelli – accordion, percussion
Guillaume Bourque – clarinet, bass clarinet
Alexis Dumais – piano, double bass, electric bass
Zoé Dumais – violin, glockenspiel
Dany Nicolas – electric and acoustic guitars, banjo
Marton Maderspach – drums, percussion, cajon
The Sagapool tour dates in North Carolina:
NCSU Center Stage, Raleigh
Friday, March 16
Davis Theatre, Concord
Saturday, March 17
Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville
Thursday, March 22
Thalian Hall, Wilmington
Friday, March 23
Pamlico Musical Society, Oriental
Saturday, March 24
Pre-show discussion with William Lewis, 7pm, Walnut Room. William Lewis is executive director of PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. Last fall, with thanks to our friendly Canadian neighbours, William traveled with a North Carolina delegation to the Contact East artist showcase in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This group of colleagues came back SO excited about a band named Sagapool that five concerts were booked in North Carolina.
$24-$28 Public | $19-$23 NC State faculty/staff | $5 NC State students
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January 19-May 12, 2012
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January 19-May 12, 2012
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