NazzazzaN weaves a world from polyphonic songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, English and invented languages.
Through voice, double bass, accordion, percussion and sound objects, NazzazzaN plays with aesthetic boundaries. The iconoclastic arrangements, baroque in their stylistic turns, leave room for the moment, for the unexpected in each concert.
NazzazzaN also plays with the boundaries between concert and performance by taking advantage of the four musicians’ protean talents: clowning, dance and acerbic texts emerge, creating an experience that is both visual and musical, intimate and spectacular.
Since 2015, NazzazzaN has created:
NazzazzaN Quartet performing in concert halls, forest, parks and churches. link to video
Na in ZzazzaN Land a concert for young audiences using sound objects. link to video
NazzazzaN Aquatique performing in swimming pools link to video
NazzazzaN : Fathers : commissioned by La Bellevilloise, Paris, and performed over six months in their multiple spaces. link to video
NazzazzaN et Camille Boitel performed under a circus tent for the festival la Voix est Libre, Paris.
NazzazzaN has benefited from residencies at Anis Gras / Le Lieu de l’Autre – Arcueuil, La Bellevilloise – Paris, Piscine Oberkampf – Paris, La Fonderie – Le Mans.
NazzazzaN has received the support of Adami, Spedidam, CNV, ADIAM 94, Festival de Marne et Anis Gras – Le Lieu de l’Autre, the city council of Paris.
Close to musical- and object theatre, the musicians, who have several strings to their bow, show great inventiveness navigating between whacky craziness and delicate poetry.
From polyphonic songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, English and invented languages, NazzazzaN weaves a world. The iconoclastic arrangements, baroque in their stylistic turns, leave room for the instant, for the unexpected in each concert.
« A swimming pool becomes the scene of an incredible sound, visual and circus odyssey. Moses crosses the path of Irish sailors, Ulysses sings with the Phoenicians, Noah’s Ark gathers in the wandering gods from India, Israel, Nubia and the Far East. Raise your voice and let the soul of the depths take you away! »
Director of the « La Voix Est Libre » Festival in Paris
Sound songs and polyphonic objects
NazzazzaN‘s eclectic and crazy musicians take us by the ears and eyes and guide us into their free world where everything is play and music: invented languages intermingle with English, Spanish and Hebrew; vocal harmonies emerge from acrobatic bodies. A ladder becomes a horn, a water bucket becomes a percussion!
In short, in the land of NazzazzaN, people dance with their voices and sing with their bodies.
Gilles Avisse, Festival de Marne
October 22: L’Atelier du Plateau, Paris
February 17: Studio de l’Hermitage, Paris
March 2: Les Miroirs de l’Âme, Paris
March 18: ACP la Manufacture Chanson, Paris
April 3: Workshop 18, Paris
May 14: Creation: with Camille Boitel. Festival la Voix est Libre at the Cirque Electrique, Paris
June 30: Vandoncourt and Montbelliard
July 2: Le Bal des Fringants, Lyon
July 3: Performing Arts, Lyon
August 19 to 23: Festival des Arts Franchis, Monflanquin
September 2: Le Ness, Grenoble
September 3: Festival de l’Ile en Pente, Mont Bogon
September 4: Pepin’ Art, Saint-Alban-d’Hurtieres
October 22: L’Atelier du Plateau, Paris
November 5: La Boutique des Frissons, Paris
January to December: Creation: NazzazzaN Aqua. Oberkampf Swimming Pool, Paris
March 13: Champollion University, Albi
May 11: Festival la Voix est Libre with acrobat Valentin Bellot and photographer Nicolas Henry
July 1: Fonte Avellana Monastery, Italy
July 16: Festival Rhizome, Paris
January to June: Creation: Fathers. La Bellevilloise, Paris
May 15: Festival Water Is Memory, Vichy
September to December: NazzazzaN Aqua. Oberkampf Swimming Pool, Paris
October 8 – 12: Creation: Na in ZzazzaN Land. Anis Gras, Arcueil
February 1: Festival les Hivernales du Jazz, Theix Noyalo
March 4: Festival les Petits Poissons dans l’Ô, Froncourt
April 7: La Tour des Dames, Paris
July 17: Pestacles Festival, Vincennes
September 21 – 29: NazzazzaN Aqua, Oberkampf Swimming Pool, Paris
October 1 – 4: Domfront, Normandy
October 17 – 20: Creation: Album Release. La Bellevilloise, Paris
NazzazzaN is helped by ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, the ADIAM 94, the Festi’Val de Marne, the CNVand Anis Gras / Le Lieu de l’Autre