The 29 Jan 2023


Gwoka - Guadeloupe

Initiated by drummer and percussionist Sonny Troupé, the Guadeloupean ‘super-group’ Nouvo Lokans transcends generations and challenges the traditional codes of Gwo Ka.

Nouvo Lokans combines the young generation of Guadeloupean musicians (Sonny Troupé, Arnaud Dolmen, Sylvain Joseph) with the iconic ‘elders’ Christian Laviso and Mano Falla. Together, they revisit the tradition
of Gwo ka, Guadeloupean music that originated in the perpetuation of African music by the slaves of the former plantations, and now listed by Unesco as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Around the ka (the traditional percussion) and the powerful voices of Zagalo and Jean-Pierre Coquerel, an explosion of free jazz is unleashed, supporting trance, sometimes touching on free music, insinuating itself into the meanders of an ever freer and more modern musical style.



    Sonny Troupé, drums, ka, backing vocals
    Arnaud Dolmen, drums, ka, backing vocals
    Christian Laviso, guitar, backing vocals
    Zagalo, vocals
    Jony Lerond, vocals
    Jean-Pierre Coquerel, vocals
    Sylvain Joseph, saxophone, backing vocals
    Mano Falla, bass, backing vocals

  • Duration:  01:30
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    The Sunday 29 January 2023 at 17:00
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Concerts
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Nouvo Lokans, Festival Sons d’hiver | Concert du 29 janvier 2023
Nouvo Lokans (Gwoka, Guadeloupe) Concert du 29 janvier 2023 au Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss Initié par le batteur et percussionniste Sonny Troupé, le « super-groupe » guadeloupéen Nouvo Lokans transcende les générations et casse les codes traditionnels du gwoka. Avec : Sonny Troupé : batterie, ka, choeurs Arnaud Dolmen : batterie, ka, choeurs Christian Laviso : guitare, choeurs Zagalo : chant Jean-Pierre Coquerel : chant Sylvain Joseph : saxophone, choeurs Mano Falla : basse, chœurs Dans le cadre du Festival Sons d’hiver Avec le soutien de l’Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique Plus d’informations : #Sonsdhiver #EnScène #NouvoLokans
34:40 min

Around the event

Guided tours, workshops, concerts, etc.
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Around the event

As part of the Festival Sons d'Hiver

With the support of Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique

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