Biography Akagera

The Akagera Trio
is a skilled and exciting new trio. With their completely original and instrumental sounds, we are taken on a musical stroll into a world of fierce but playful jazz with innovative orchestrations. The trio was conceived as a tribute to the album AKAGERA, which was released in 1980 by the Humair-Jeanneau-Texier trio. This new trio aims to take us on a whole new journey, starting with the album cover: the lions’ heads from the 1980 album has been replaced by a zebra skin. Like their illustrious predecessors, the Akagera Trio draws its influences from African music (Akagera is the name of a natural reserve in Rwanda, on border with Tanzania) as well as jazz and contemporary music. A drum, a vibraphone and a marimba, and a trombone are at the heart of this project created by David Georgelet, Benoit Lavollée and Stéphane Montigny. Always full of new ideas, they have decided that the debut performance of their repertoire shall take place under unprecedented sound conditions, by creating a 360° Spatial audio concert. Thanks to the Spat Revolution technology developed by IRCAM and FLUX, the public will find themselves surrounded by a three-dimensional sound space. A unique experience in jazz and a first for the Studio de l’Ermitage.

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