Jazz à Juan - 11-20 Juillet 2014
July, Monday 15 - 8:30 PM

Delgrès

With rough guitar sounds contrasting with sweetness of voice, Delgrès stands for Creole blues, blues flambéed with rum, a combination of Louisiana and Guadeloupe. Especially Guadeloupe, through the band’s name, since Delgrès is a forgotten hero of the West Indies, a colonel in the French army at the start of the 19th century who led the rebellion against Napoleon when the latter wanted to reinstate slavery, preferring to die rather than submit. But while many songs by the band Delgrès evoke the struggle and combat for liberty, the vocals carry not rage but softness, any bitterness overcome.

Delgrès is the joining of three musiciens (author-singer-composer Pascal Danaë from Guadeloupe, drummer Baptiste Brondy, and Rafgee who plays tuba and sousaphone) and it’s a band like no other. Ever since their first songs, led by Pascal Danaë’s rough strings and mixed-race singing, West Indies Creole has wound itself around rugged blues, Caribean melodies have banged against guitars, with rebellious swaying rhythms, to charter unknown territory and create a map of intimate imaginings, unexpected yet natural: an explosive formula of Creole blues made in Louisiana and cut out for the stage, which has earned them tours as long as the Mississippi, which as we all know runs via Juan-les-Pins.

Rates of the seats for the evening  :
Golden Zone : 150 €
1st category : 125 €
2nd category : 100 €
4th category : 75 / 38 €

Adresses et contacts
Office de Tourisme de Juan les Pins :
60, chemin des Sables
06160 Juan-les-Pins
Tél : +33 (0)4.22.10.60.01 - Fax : +33 (0)4.22.10.60.09
 
Office de Tourisme d'Antibes :
42 avenue Robert Soleau
06600 Antibes
Tél : +33 (0)4.22.10.60.10 - Fax : +33 (0)4.22.10.60.11