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Kaïla Sisters

Hawaïan Jazz

Marie Salvat - Singing - Violin - Ukulele

Paolo Conti - Hawaiian Guitar - Ukulele

Philippe Bord - Guitar - Horn

Thomas Garoche - Double Bass

 

Beyond the rediscovery of hot jazz of the 1930s and its crossovers with Honolulu, this is a journey around the social landscape of the American continent. The music of the Mississippi slaves -deep roots blues-, the consequences of the Great Depression on the working class population, the torpor of the Waikiki Islands and the excitement of New York musicals.

 

Through the texts and lyrics of the hits of the time, it is the contrasting layers of American society that appear, from Sunset Beach to 46th Avenue, from the upper middle class on holiday in Hawaii and the unemployed at the end of their rope, that form the kaleidoscope of this show, like so many small fragments of a larger human fresco.

 

In the heart of a bubbling era where music catalyzes human lives, emotions follow one another, from the melancholy of a blues to the lascivious mood of a Hawaiian melody, from the invigorating energy of a swing to the passion of a ballad in love. 

 

The group Kaïla Sisters was born out of a dream to revive Hawaiian music from the early 20th century.

 

With the ukulele and lap steel, whose stamps immediately evoke the Pacific islands, the quartet also follows the paths of the Blues and, with the presence of the horn, adds an original copper note for stops in New Orleans clay. The unknown tunes of Hawaiian swing, forgotten yet tasty themes sung with a generous and passionate voice and original arrangements of standards, give this music an exotic and familiar freshness.