SAN SALVADOR

San Salvador (France)

PROVENCAL POLYPHONY ON THE EDGE OF VOICE AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES

OCCITAN POLYPHONY PERFORMED THE WAY OF GREAT MADNESS. AND IF WE SAY GREAT, WE REALLY MEAN AN ENORMOUS VOCAL MADNESS.

Three men singers and three women singers, as someone said, should be among wonders, which will be presented to aliens to persuade them, that our planet is worth saving. San Salvador band is easy to describe if you remember the band Lo Còr de la Plana from Marseille that performed on the festival and if you know about their new musical project: Provencal polyphony singing in Occitan, the language connected with ancient troubadour traditions. San Salvador use only one tambourine and the trance rhythms are created with their voices and two big drums. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry with hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling percussion.