Lo Còr & El Maya
Lo Còr’s energy at the service of the Algerian desert’s trance!
This show is the continuation of a musical collaboration of more than fifteen years between Lo Còr de la Plana and the musicians of El Maya El Assila (Beni Abbes, Algeria).
By visiting the traditional repertoires of their respective regions, religious or secular, both bands have developed gateways between the musical worlds and vocal energies they transcend, each in their territory.
Associating percussion and voices, emblematic instruments of Mediterranean popular spiritual music, both bands forge a music for collective elation, where trance and rhythms are born from this mutual fervour they enthusiastically explore. Their melodies call out to one another and answer to each other until they take the listener to a shared territory, playing humourously with their apparent incompatibility, and finding together a breath and a soul that make one think more of a genuine union than of some run-of-the-mill fusion.
Staff: 9 singer/musicians; 1 sound tech
Their audience, quite often, doesn’t understand the words, but the alchemy of the voices, the momentum that supports them are enough to make one feel, beyond words, what this music means.