Danyèl WARO
feat.
Interzone

Our Live-Album featuring the legendary Singer and his band is out now!

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Danyèl Waro feat. Interzone

Danyèl Waro : lead voice and kayanm
Mickael Talpot : rouler, voice
Bino Waro : sati, piker, voice
Laurent Dalleau : congas, voice
Gilles Lauret : triangle, voice

Lukas Kranzelbinder: Bass, Concept
Mario Rom: Trumpet
Herbert Pirker: Drums

The moment you hear the voice of Danyèl Waro for the first time you feel a unique spirit. We’ve dreamed about cooperating with the legendary Maloya-Singer for a many years. In 2022 we finally got the chance to travel to La Réunion to meet him and his band. From the first rehearsal with Danyèl, Bino, Mika, Gilles and Loran we immediately felt the amazing energy of their music. Later that year we had the chance to play our first show together at Glatt & Verkehrt Festival in Krems. We're more than happy that Radio Ö1 recorded and captured this magical night and therefore made it possible for us to release it as a live-album. The record will contain 5 compositions of Danyèl and one traditional.

About Danyèl Waro:

Danyèl Waro is known for his role as an ambassador of the acoustic maloya, the blues of La Réunion, the volcanic island of the Indian Ocean, two cable lengths from Mauritius. There he is recognized as a hero. Musician and poet, he knows how to sing Creole with unparalleled emotion: "For me the Maloya is first of all the word. I seek the cadence, the image, the rhythm in the word. Thanks to the Maloya, I have stepped back from a connection to Cartesian philosophy and too conceptual judgements. The maloya has put me in harmony with La Réunion, with the people, with our language."

Up to this day La Réunion is an overseas department and region of France, therefore it is also part of the European Union. In light of those political conditions, the Maloya was revived in the '70s by the independence movements, prior to the renaissance of the '80s. And Danyèl Waro with his talent enables the maloya to find again its original meaning and bear a message of revolt, hope and courage in raising awareness of many in La Réunion of the importance of their cultural heritage.

In Creole and from the deep heart of the drums, he denounces the new forms of dependency that tie the island to the French state. Eternally insubordinate, Danyèl Waro puts forward his batarsité, the title of one of his emblematic songs written in 1987. Neither white nor black, the Réunion Islander is tortiyé kaf m malbar ("mixed black, white, Indian"): If the search for his origins leads to an impasse, the sum of all these mixtures is his strength.

About Interzone:

Interzone is an Austrian Jazztrio consisting of Mario Rom, Lukas Kranzelbinder and Herbert Pirker. During the 13 years since their foundation, they have performed their music to widespread acclaim across the world, playing concerts in Mexico, Canada, USA, Argentina, Morocco, South Africa, China, India and many more. German's prestigious newspaper DIE ZEIT stated that „Mario Rom plays solos like no one else in Europe“ and went on to call them “three young daredevils, marked by a life they couldn’t yet have lived, ready for anything” while the bands unusual instrumentation (trumpet, bass and drums) did not stop them from “giving the impression of being four, five, or more musicians on stage.” All of them are also part of Shake Stew, the critically acclaimed formation led by Kranzelbinder, which recorded with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings and already received the Deutscher Jazzpreis and the Amadeus Austrian Music Award. For their cooperation with Danyèl Waro they benefited from their extensive musical backgrounds, having already worked with musicians from all over the world (especially from Moroccan Gnawa-Music) and being able to seamlessly blend into the complex rhythmical world of Maloya.

Danyèl Waro
feat.
interzone

Danyèl Waro
feat.
interzone