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Verdine: Friday 17 October

Friday 17th October 8pm

Alliance française

Free concert

VERDINE explores the soul of Romany music…

VERDINE is a Romany music band created by Nivane Fouad, violin teacher in Nouméa.

Revisiting the timeless Romany songs, Verdine invites you for a journey on the Balkans roads through music, dancing and singing. A show full of shimmering colours.

A “verdine” is the name given to the gypsy caravans.

This beautiful adventure has started five years ago. Since then, Verdine has never stopped evolving and growing, sometimes performing with 14 musicians on stage.

The band performed in a few festivals in New-Caledonia, such as the Femmes Funk Festival (2010), the Gypsy Jazz Festival (2012).

 7 musicians on stage:

Violin leader: Nivane Fouad

Violin: Martine Vignoud. 

Guitar: Paul Oudard 

Guitar solo and flute: Paul Dubois, dit « Patchaï ». 

Bass: Jerome Marchand

Voices: Carole de Kermoysan, Nivane Fouad , Jean-Jacques Lahoun

Trumpet: Jean-Jacques Lahoun.

Sound engineer: William Michel