Vaudou Game: 2016 Southern African Tour | 27 May - 18 June

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The French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française are proud to present funk collective Vaudou Game for their first Southern African tour.

Catch them from 27 May to 18 June 2016 across 9 African cities including at the Bushfire Festival (Swaziland), the Rainbow Club (Durban) and the Fête de la Musique in Joburg and Pretoria on 18th June.

Tour Dates

27-May - Bushfire Festival, Malkerns, Swaziland
28-May - Africa Day Concert, Joburg, South Africa
29-May – The Rainbow, Durban, South Africa
03-June - Horizon Bar and Restaurant, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
04-June - Alliance Française, Harare, Zimbabwe
05-June - Guga’s Thebe, Langa, South Africa
11-June - Winter festival, Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho
16-June - Alliance Française, Lusaka, Zambia
18-June - Fête de la musique, Pretoria, South Africa
18-June - Fête de la musique, Joburg, South Africa

About Vaudou Game:

Peter Solo is a singer and composer born in Aného-Glidji, Togo, the birthplace of the Guin tribe and a major site of the Voodoo culture. He was raised with this tradition’s values of respect for all forms of life and the environment. With his new band, Vaudou Game, Peter Solo claims, and spreads this spiritual and musical heritage.

Chants are at the heart of the Voodoo practice, but for times immemorial, harmonic instruments have never accompanied them. No balafon, no kora - only the "skins" support the singers. However, in 2012, Peter, along with his band based in Lyons, France, decided to explore and codify the musical scales that are found in sacred or profane songs of Beninese and Togolese Voodoo so they can be played easily on modern instruments. Peter composed the album Apiafo, using the two main musical scales of this tradition.

Watch the music video for their song Pas Contente HERE.

Band Members

PETER SOLO: lead vocals & guitar
VICENTE FRITIS: keyboards, backing vocals
GHISLAIN PAILLARD: saxophone, percussion, backing vocals
GUILHEM PARGUEL: trombonne, percussion, backing vocals
SIMON BACROIX: bass, backings
HAFID ZOUAOUI: drums, backings

Social Media:

VAUDOU GAME
Website
Facebook: Vaudou Game

BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL
Website
Facebook: MTN Bushfire
Twitter: @bushfirefest

RAINBOW CLUB
Website
Facebook: The Rainbow

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE
Facebook: Fête de la musique Jobourg
Twitter: @JoburgFDLM

publie le 12/05/2016

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