Christelle Durandy fuses Afro-Caribbean, jazz and other polyrhythmic sounds in a provocative exploration of the African diaspora’s diffuse and powerful musical energy. By herself Christelle embodies a multicultural complexity, having been raised in France by a mother from Reunion Island and a father from Guadeloupe.
Backed by her band Sanktet (a play on the French “cinq têtes,” or “five heads,” as well as a nod to the five continents), Christelle draws upon her polyglot background to celebrate and expand the diaspora’s vibrant musical conversation, ranging joyfully amongst – and fearlessly blending – such varied forms as Cuban mambo, Guadeloupe’s gwo ka, traditional jazz, and myriad others.
Christelle Durandy SankTET: Christelle Durandy (voice), Isaac Schwartz (drums & cymbals), Nathan Bickart (piano), Steve Hogan (bass), Mena Ramos (percussion).
Date: April 24th 2022 at 5:30 pm
Address: Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue Oakland
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