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7th edition

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nov '17

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Oktopus

Oktopus

Montréal, Québec

Eight musicians, eight different instruments, and eight unique ways of approaching music are merging together in order to form the group Oktopus. Through eclectic instrumentation inspired by Klezmer tradition, the octet revisits various types of Eastern European traditional music, meanwhile adding its own personal touch to the mix. Oktopus takes you on a journey to discover different aspects of the cultures of the Klezmorim and the gypsies, meeting your odd Jewish mother along the way, and pushing as far as the Maghreb and the Balkan Peninsula, before making a sharp turn back to its Quebec roots and heritage. Winner of the 8th edition of the competition Les Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde, Oktopus launched its first album, Lever l’encre, in June 2014.

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