PIXVAE (France / Colombia)

Latin Core

Bio

Some roots can be knotty. One of those is certainly Pixvae. As the hybrid peach palm from which it borrows its name, this unusual group is the result of cross origins, a space where the warm melodies of the Afro-Colombian music meet the energy of rock and eclectic jazz culture. Confronting the worlds, merging traditions, Pixvae embodies an unsuspected alchemy between jazzcore and currulao: a direction that shakes the perception, upsets the entrails and awakens the imagination. Here, electrical power accompanies sublime trance carrier songs. 

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News

« Cali » is released after Pixvae eponymous debut album from 2016. It is available since April 5th at la Compagnie des 4000 / Buda Musique, and Les Disques Bongo Joe / L’Autre Distribution in vinyl edition.

Difficult to find a suitable label for the output of Pixvae. Afro-latin core? Post-free trash? Radical modern-crad? It can be a good sign when a sound defies words. This Colombo-Lyonnais combo produces a cocktail that is of excoriating nature and intoxicating style. With high-pitched vocals and screaming saxophone, high-powered drums and saturated guitar, Pixvae burns with the energy of polyrhythms, pulsing its traditional essence out of the much-ploughed furrows into the field of mixed-blood reality. More than that, the experience goes right to the heart of our present, here and now. It’s all about creating a new frontier -- neither here nor there but just beyond -- to build a repertoire-territory where music of every kind can collide, question, interpenetrate, all the better to regenerate itself. Get into the trance!

Press release

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"Ce jeune groupe franco-colombien présente un disque plutôt décoiffant, fusion improbable de chants roots lancinants et de sonorités saturées, à la croisée ducurrulao de la côte pacifique et du rock punk. Aussi mystique que bruitiste, leur transe électrique devrait faire de l'effet." Anne Berthod - Télérama - November 2016.

Previous gigs

Concert halls since November 2015 : La Péniche in Chalon Sur Saône, Le Périscope in Lyon, La Fraternelle in Saint-Claude, L'Espace Paul B in Massy, La Source in Fontaine, La Cave à Musique in Mâcon, l'Alimentation Générale in Paris, Les 4 Écluses in Dunkerque, l'Épicerie Moderne in Feyzin, Le Petit Faucheux in Tours, Smac 07 in Annonay, Pen Ar Jazz in Brest, Studio de l'Ermitage in Paris, Bee-Flat in Bern (CH), Des Lendemains qui Chantent in Tulle...

Festivals since November 2015 : Festival K in Geneva (CH), À Vaulx Jazz, Jazz Dans Le Bocage, Festival Art'n'Bass, Houtfestival in Haarlem (NL), Gagajazz, Saveurs Jazz, Tête de Jazz, Le Pied dans la Bassine, Jazz à Luz, Festival de la Cité in Lausanne (CH), Jazz au Lavoir, Mens Alors, Woodstower, Jazz à la Villette, Ça fait Zizir, Rock In Opposition, Tribu Festival, Atlantique Jazz, Du Bleu en Hiver, Altitude Jazz Festival...

Line Up

Alejandra Charry : vocals, guasà
Margaux Delatour : vocals, guasà
Jaime Salazar : vocals, percussion
Damien Cluzel : baritone guitar
Léo Dumont : drums
Romain Dugelay : baritone sax, arrangement

Upcoming

06/04/19 : Festival Détours de Babel, Grenoble
10/04/19 : La Cave 12, Genève
11/04/19 : Le Club - Cully Jazz Festival, Cully
12/04/19 : SMAC 07, Cruas
13/04/19 : K’fé Quoi, Forcalquier
16/04/19 : Le Périscope, Lyon
19/04/19 : Grounds, Rotterdam
20/04/19 : Festival Palmipède, Palaiseau
21/04/19 : Chez Matthieu, Blois
25/04/19 : Le Hasard Ludique, Paris ("Cali" release party)
26/04/19 : Le Vivat, Armentières
28/04/19 : Jazzart Festival, Katowice
30/04/19 : La Presqu’Île, Annonay

18/11/18 : La Poudrière, Belfort 

19/01/18 : L'Abreuvoir, La Ferme du Buisson, Marne La Vallée

23/03/18 : Théâtre du Chemin Vert, Reims

 

Kaixu by Pixvae tour

13/10/2017 : Festival Haizebegi, Bayonne (64)

15/10/2017 : Conservatoire de Chalon, Chalon sur Saône (71) 

17/10/2017 : La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin (93)

18/10/2017 : Le Maillon / Jazzdor, Strasbourg (67) 

19/10/2017 : Le Maillon / Jazzdor, Strasbourg (67) 

24/10/2017 : Centre Charlie Chaplin, Vaulx en Velin (69)

26/10/2017 : Metronum, Toulouse (31)  

Music

Contact

Élise Rimbault
elise@zutique.com
+00.33.(0)3.80.73.27.14

Discography

2015
Pixvae
2019
Cali

Documentation