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Erwan Keravec & Hamid Drake

Erwan Keravec is a Breton piper (Scottish bagpipes) whose eclectic path ranges from traditional to contemporary music and improvisation. This encompasses free improvisation with Mats Gustafsson, Beñat Achiary, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, etc.; writing and playing music for modern dance companies (Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle huynh, Gaëlle Bourges…); a traditional duo with his brother Guénolé Keravec; playing solo pieces written for him by such contemporary composers as Wolfgang Mitterer, Oscar Bianchi, Oscar Strasnoy, Philippe leroux, José-Manuel lopez Lopez, etc. Lastly, in ‘Urban Pipes’ Erwan presents his work as a composer and an improviser. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 1970s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career. Drake has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker (in a large number of lineups). Presented with the support of the Société de Perception et de Distribution des Droits des Artistes-Interprètes (SPEDIDAM), Consulat général de France à Québec, Spectacle Vivant Bretagne (SVB) and l’Organisme de gestion collective des droits des artistes-interprètes (ADAMI).


Erwan Keravec & Hamid Drake, Hamid Drake & Kimberley de Jong

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Doors 20:00 / Show 20:45
$22 / $25