Les Negresses Vertes

“C'est Pas La Mer A Boire (1987-1993) (2”

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2CD in 3-panel digisleeve with 24-page booklet. Rights: World excl. France, Taking a punk-like approach to a mixture of Latin, rai, and folk music, Les Negresses Vertes create an infectious dance music. Initially comprised of family members, friends and lovers, Les Negresses Vertes has come a long way since their earliest performances. Although most members of the band didn’t play an instrument until coming together in late-1987, the grown has continued to evolve into a very exciting ensemble. Les Negresses Vertes’ climb to world-wide success has not come easy. On January 22, 1993, the group’s lyricist, Noel Rota, best known as “Helno” and “Helno Rota De Lourcqua,” died while attempting to overcome a serious drug addiction. Rota’s twin brother, Ritier / Thierry, continues to perform with Haine Et Ses Amours. Since Rota’s death, guitarist/vocalist Stefane Mellino and accordionist/vocalist Matthias Canavese, also known as Canavese and Matias, have assumed his role in the front line of Les Negresses Vertes. A native of Algeria, Mellino has lived in Paris since the early-1980s. During the six years before the band was formed, he spent his summers working in his parent’s fishing net business and played with bands in Paris the rest of the year. The youngest member of Les Negresses Vertes, Canavese inherited much of his talent from his father, a laborer who became an entertainment promoter at the age of forty and now directs a circus school. Although he trained as an acrobat, he was forced to seek other avenues of expression following an accident. Other members of Les Negresses Vertes include guitarist, bassist and vocalist, Jean-Marie Paulus, trombone player and vocalist Abraham Sirinix and pianist, guitarist and vocalist Jo Roz. Tracklist CD1 1. La valse 2. Zobi la mouche 3. C’est pas la mer à boire 4. Voilà l’été 5. Orane 6. La faim des haricots 7. Les yeux de ton père 8. Il 9. L’homme des marais 10. Les rablablas, les roubliblis 11. Marcelle Rata

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