ERA, the new-age musical group of the 1990s and 2000s, returns for amazing shows throughout Europe in 2019 and 2020. They provide a real musical journey out of the ordinary, brought by its creator and his 40 singers and musicians.
Former guitarist-rocker Eric Levi begins composing film scores in the early 1990s. Shortly thereafter he creates Era, a project that fuses Gregorian Chant-style choral singing with rock beats, in the style of Enigma’s MCMXC A.D.
Era (styled as +eRa+, an acronym for “Enminential Rhythm of the Ancestors”) uses lyrics (by Guy Protheroe) which, although similar to Greek or Latin, are, in fact, deliberately devoid of any exact meaning. Lyrics are also partially based on beliefs of the 13th century French Christians, the Cathars.
Furthermore, Era’s live shows and music videos often feature artists dressed in medieval or traditional clothes and armour. For the ‘Ameno’ song, Eric Lévi draws his inspiration while visiting the Collioure castle, South West of France.
Indeed, 22 years after the triumph of their first album, Era comes back with a family-oriented and enchanting performance. They dive into the group’s fantasmagorical universe that sold more
Additionally, Era sells out in 2019 and adds more touring dates and cities for 2020 throughout France, Belgium and Russia. You can book your tickets or buy their albums directly on their website.
In the meantime, enjoy this slideshow and videos taken at the live concert in Zénith Toulouse in November 2019.
Finally, if you would like to follow them on social media, you can find them on Instagram and Facebook.
– a music set compiled by DJ Galletas Calientes and local DJ No Breakfast. They are meeting for the first time on stage!
2. DJs PRESENTATION
Secondly, let’s talk about the tropical DJ Galletas Calientes (Colombia/France) coming directly from the Caribbean Colombian Coast for everyone’s delight!
►►Galletas Calientes Records label creator, he honours us as a DJ within the ‘Mas I Mas’ Parisian community since the middle of the 1990s. Techno/Drum and bass DJ at first, he is also currently interested in the traditional folk and electro music fusion…
Since he lives in Colombia, his music culture is enhanced with Latin and tropical rhythms. He collaborates with labels and artists at the forefront of the Colombian stage such as:
For this festival, he offers you a trip through frenzied rhythms around a set coming directly from the best Picós of the Colombian Caribbean Coast!
And with him, the unmissable and legendary local DJ No Breakfast we no longer introduce due to his reputation of vinyl’s digger and music nights entertainer in the pink town of Toulouse.
►► DJ No Breakfast offers us a wonderful Caribbean set on his vinyl collector discs.
Then let’s move on to a more detailed programme.
►► 7 pm:
‘Champeta’ dance entertainment by Anika. Champeta is a Caribbean Colombian Music of African influence. I’m afraid I do not have videos of this, as I came to the event at 9 pm. But I have filmed their music performance!
A fresco from a collaboration between Colombian artist Soma and a local artist Natsvit.
‘Hasta Abajo!’ is a series of street posters at the image of the Picó nights announcers. They are produced by the photographer Leslie Moquin in partnership with Locombia Festival.
On Saturday 2nd January 2016 I attended this amazing live concert by 2 members of the Jaffa Cakes band at Cafe Dublin, 17b Asdill’s Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
I got the chance to meet both the lovely singer Plinny Phoenix and pianist Dario Rodighiero. I enjoyed so much their live jazz/bossa nova performance that I made a video out of it! The audience appreciated it as well. You can see and hear them cheering and clapping.
BAND MUSIC STYLES AND MEMBERS
The Jaffa Cakes band is a taste of the most famous songs in a retro style, that could be any genre of music, but mostly:
They’ve got just a piano, drums and a voice. Yet they bring a unique mix of retro-modern songs in the blues, funk and jazz genre.
The 3 band members are:
Miss Phoenix @ Vocals
Dario Rodighiero Duck @ Piano
Paolo Zuddas @ Drums.
If you’d like to know more about each member, check their biographies:
For those who haven’t watched the City of Men series and film (called Cidade dos Homens in Brazilian), I highly recommend you to do so. The story follows two characters from early teenage hood to adulthood and can be purchased on ebay or amazon.
Here, I will only discuss with you today about the music aspects of these series and film, as the soundtracks are well worth a mention!
The composer of the film (Acerola and Laranjinha as young adults) is Antonio Pinto, who mixed many genres such as rap, funk, jazz, blues, samba…If you would like to read a little more about him and/or listen to some of his tracks, check the following links: