Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, will welcome award-winning Paris-based trio Delgres on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 pm. With a blend of Mississippi delta blues, Caribbean rhythms, and Big Easy funk, Delgres gives voice to its ancestors – slaves from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe who found refuge in New Orleans.
With musicians Pascal Danae (guitar/vocals), Rafgee (sousaphone), and Baptiste Brondy (drums/vocals), Delgres is a new breed of power-trio, with foot-stomping grooves and slide guitar twang soaked in urban rhythm. Delgres’ sound is steeped in blues, though urban and open to the world, and sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen and the Black keys. The group takes its name from Louis Delgrès, an African officer who gave his life fighting against Napoleon’s enforced reinstatement of slavery on Guadeloupe in 1802.
The 75-90 minutes long show will start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students, available online here. A no host bar will be available.
TRK, at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310-286-0553). Click here for more information.