July 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM
KELOWNA - For over 10 years "Les Noces Gitanes" has embarked their audiences on a colourful, musical voyage. From the Balkans to Andalucia on through the Maghreb, the group offers a richly unique show, merging the styles of the Mediterranean peoples in a joyful hybrid.
“We’re pleased to have this dynamic act performing at the Creekside Theatre July 20th in between their commitments to shows in Calgary and Vancouver Folkfest,” said Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator. “Lake Country’s own Creekside Theatre draws an appreciative audience from locals and visitors as well as residents of nearby Kelowna and Vernon. The blend of international performers that make up Les Noces Gitanes provide for a lively show for all ages.”
Brothers and founders of Les Noces Gitanes, Alejandro and Aurelien, found inspiration for their group while travelling the Tzigane villages of Romania with various musicians and in Jerez de la Frontera, the Mecca of flamenco. Their unique style quickly attracted artists from varying cultures and together they created a distinctive sound and visual.
Today Les Noces Gitanes boasts seven artists whose ethnicities span the globe, including a hypnotic flamenco dancer with Indian roots. Their latest album, "La Luna y El Sol", (September 2015) blends contemporary sounds with flamenco and Arab song, Balkan fanfare and percussive footwork.
It is the result of a wealth of talent emanating from a myriad of cultural influences.
With an international following, Les Noces Gitanes has performed in France, Morocco, Russia, Switzerland, Canada and Ecuador. They return to BC this July as part of their summer tour.
Tickets to the 7:30pm July 20, 2016 performance at Creekside Theatre can be purchased online for $25 including tax and all service fees.
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