le Petit Orchestre du Grand Soir
Soumaya Hallak, soprano
Emilie Tack, mezzo-soprano
Lorenzo Carola, tenor
Kris Belligh, baritone
Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, piano/arrangements
Protest songs from all around the world, performed by a revolutionary cabaret composed of a vocal quartet and a piano.
We have gathered for you the greatest protest songs since Le temps des cerises associated (somewhat wrongly) with the Commune de Paris, the Italian revolt song Bella Ciao, born in the Italian rice fields in the late 19th century (and not in La Casa de Papel...), but also El pueblo unido jamás será vencido that was sung by the Chilean band Quilapayun in 1973, the Cuban Hasta siempre and the sublime Canto General by Pablo Neruda and Mikis Theodorakis.
You will also be able to hear U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bob Marley's Buffalo soldier, Billie Hollyday's Strange Fruit...
An unexpected way to re-discover these songs in which popular revolutions and protests were embodied throughout the ages and continents.
In the demanding form of the vocal quartet, these original arrangements by Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven intersect their inherently popular nature with the great tradition of classical vocal music.
It seems like everything ends with a song, even revolutions...