Delgrès

  • Guadeloupe (France)
  • Arranged creole blues

In homage to Louis Delgrès, emblematic figure of the struggle against slavery in Guadeloupe, Pascal Danaë’s new project serves up a menu of creole blues with a hot, raw sound. At first hearing, you imagine an encounter between Ali Farka Touré, Tinariwen and The Black Keys deep in the ship’s hold. The murmurings of West Indian migrants in New Orleans, the taste of bootleg gwada rum in the Louisiana bayou. The sound of dust, of struggle and hope. And here’s the audience, all of them clandestine migrants, setting off with the trio on a voyage between Pointe-à-Pitre and the banks of the Mississipi, for a concert in which the delta blues is spiced with Caribbean rhythms.