Django Libre Concert for World Music Day
Presented by:Alliance Française d'Ottawa
Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The World Music Day is free and open to everyone. As a popular event - blending different musical types and dealing with the general public - it aims to popularise the musical practice as well as familiarise everyone from any social condition to musical expressions.
Django Libre was founded in 2007 by a group of Ottawa musicians who wanted to introduce gypsy jazz. The gypsy jazz was created in the thirties by the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and mixes the American orchestral swing with the exotic sounds of the songs of the gypsy folklore. Django Libre approaches this style with a modern, technical sensitivity and love for this music.
Christian Flores - guitar
Andrew Tesolin - guitar
John Earl - double base
Peter Dawson - violin
Philippe Mineau - accordion