Â A journey to far outlands: this is exactly what one can feel when listening to BÃ©liz. Entitled MÃ©moires, the album from the band BÃ©liz, explores new territories where the Guadeloupean musical tradition meets the harmonic universe of the harp. BÃ©liz is the dialogue between the world of classical harpist Anne Bacqueyrisse, percussionist Olivier MauriÃ¨res and multi-instrumentalist and singer Edmony Krater, fervent supporter of the Gwo Ka, the ancestral musical tradition coming from Guadeloupe. Founder of the band Zepiss, once a member of Robert Oumaou's collective GwakasonnÃ©, Edmony Krater has always had the will to open the Ka to other cultures and to incorporate new sounds. Indeed, with Ti Jan Pou VÃ©lo, his tribute album in the memory of Marcel Lollia known as VÃ©lo (one of the greatest drummers of Guadeloupe), released in 1987, Edmony Krater brilliantly mixed jazz-fusion, Occitan folklore, synthesizers with the distinctive Ka rhythms. The meeting of Anne Bacqueyrisse, Olivier MauriÃ¨res and Edmony Krater at the Music Academy of Montauban, gave birth to BÃ©liz. Itâ€™s a true fusional object and BÃ©liz moves us to new horizons, both imaginary and poetic. Limited to 500 copies.
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