Traversées is the latest release featuring the on-going collaboration between the Senegalese griot Ablaye Cissoko and Montreal-based group Constantinople. The album was released earlier in 2019 and I’m so happy to share that it has received a glowing 5-star review in the world-music magazine Songlines: ‘One of the most beautiful discs of the year so […]

I spent these past 10 days on the road with the Constantinople project ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’. We performed concerts in Québec, Victoria, Montréal and Ottawa. We also spent three intense days at the wonderful Banff Centre for the Arts recording the music of the project for a upcoming CD. ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’ is a collection […]

Summer 2018 is filled with a great deal of traveling for concerts with various incarnations of the ensemble Constantinople. On July 10th, we performed ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’ in the beautiful city of St-Gallen, Switzerland, with tenor Marco Beasley. Upcoming are performances with the outstanding clarinetist Kinan Azmeh in Sylvanès and Conques (both in France), July 22 […]

The trip with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko to Adelaide, Australia and New Plymouth, New Zealand for WOMAD was a great success. After a concert in Toulouse, we flew east for the first stop at WOMADelaide 2018. Quite a thrill to be finally visiting Australia and performing at WOMAD, one of the world’s great festivals, under […]

Very excited to be packing and planning for next week’s tour with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko … in Australia and New Zealand! It’s my first trip down under. And it’s for WOMADdelaide and WOMAD New Zealand (in New Plymouth), which is extra exciting. I have always sort of imagined Australia as not-quite-real, sort of a dream, […]

The end of 2017 is nigh and it has been a busy season… New Video | Back in October 2017, Constantinople premiered a new collaboration with stellar clarinetist/ composer Kinan Azmeh, originally from Syria, now in New York. It was tremendously rewarding artistically and personally to perform this music with such a fine group of […]

It’s 2017. How did that happen? I’m happy to be traveling to a number of exciting locales this year. From January 23 to February 6, Thomas Carbou and I will take our ‘Impulse’ project to France and Switzerland for 8 concerts. More info here. I’m also looking forward to returning to Rajasthan, India, this time […]