Delgres

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October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

Contemporary Creole blues with an African flair.

With a mystical, swampy blend of Mississippi delta blues, Carribean rhythms, and Big Easy funk, Delgres gives voice to their ancestors, slaves from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe who found refuge in New Orleans.

Composed by musicians Pascal Danae (guitar/vocals), Rafgee (sousaphone) and Baptiste Brondy (drums/vocals), Delgres is a new breed of power-trio, with foot-stomping grooves and slide guitar twang soaked in urban rhythm!

Delgres’ sound is soaked in blues though urban and open to the world, and sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen and the Black keys.

The trio of musicians behind Delgres draw inspiration from the history and music of front man Pascal Danae’s ancestors, former slaves from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe who fled and found refuge in New Orleans.

The group takes their name from Louis Delgrès, an African officer who gave his life fighting against Napoleon’s enforced reinstatement of slavery on Guadeloupe in 1802. Rooted in a lived history of diaspora, Delgres links French, Caribbean and US cultures, creating a soulful musical gumbo of swampy Mississippi Delta blues, Caribbean rhythms and Big Easy funk and drive. 

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