Oct 13, 2008

LO JO "L`Une Des Siens" (FRA, 2002)



LO JO exists since 1982. Core members are DENNIS PEAN (voice, accordion, keys, etc) & RICHARD BOURREAU (violin, strings, etc). The rest cast rotates embracing musicians and artists from several music (or non music) areas. They do a lot of live performances which consolidate into an overall action, music, dance, miming, acrobatics, films, visual arts. LO JO is mainly a collective with nomadic inclinations, an open community that promotes a multilevel activism in life and music. Their avant-world approach is rooted to french folk, gypsie, african music, reggae, street culture... without denying other global influences. Solid rhythms, art european romantism, multiple male/female vocals, great variety of instruments, melancholia, cheerful experimentations... Celebrations of life`s chaotic diversity that explode like the small wonders of circusworld...

4 comments:

oldskool said...

This is very nice indeed! Very good songs, very much enjoyable even without understanding French. Must be great to see them in a concert! I would like to hear more by them, do you have any? Thank you very much for sharing!

oldskool said...

Hey, I found something: http://noavamix.blogspot.com/2007/10/lojo-bazar-savant_17.html

la folie du jour said...

we also have LO JO`s:"mojo radio", "bazar savant"., and an incredibly good luaka bop collection with lo jo`s tracks and other french gems.
Due to temporary though no internet connection, more about it in a week or so.. - paramo

oldskool said...

Yes, please! That collection sounds promising, too!