Institut Ramon LLull



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Catalan Sounds


world fusion  //  mediterranean

This band was launched, initially, as a parallel project by musicians from different groups in the city. The venture soon took root, with by Yacine Belhacene, former Nour member and vocalist with Chef Balowski, who reinvented himself once more with Yacine & the Oriental Groove, a multicultural ensemble led by Yannis Papaioannou, a Greek lute player who lives in Barcelona. In 2011, they released Parabòlic, a compendium of songs placed at the service of the most powerful urban sound. The band continued to mature, recording L’estima venç la salvatgia (2013), in which their developing style is accompanied by more elaborate production techniques, as well as guest performances by Mediterranean musicians and a string quartet. Music from here, there and everywhere, a sonic landscape that rejects empty discourse to narrate real experience accompanied by a rock sound, hard but sophisticated, interwoven with North African, reggae and pop rhythms, with even a touch of psychedelia, but always intense.


Yacine Belahcene



L'estima venç la salvatgia
L'estima venç la salvatgia (2013)
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