Les Dames de la Joliette
Strong and powerful, this amazing female ensemble pays tribute to women’s poetry and work songs around the world. The ensemble was founded in Marseille while every singer/musician comes from a different shore of the Mediterranean and a different background of studies and experiences. Les Dames de la Joliette invite us to a musical journey, challenging each and everyone with their voices, pandeiro, tambureddu, piano and a table ! They perform original compositions and arrangements of popular music with mediterranean influences by Gil Aniorte. Les Dames de la Joliette want to inherit the spirit of resistance and life of all women of the world, like their illustrious elders of the "Bastion des Dames » of Marseille who bravely defended the city during an enemy invasion.
Together, these talented artists arrive to a joyful and strong synthesis of polyphonic, popular and urban music.
Maura Guerrera : voice, tammurieddu
Annie Maltinti : voice, pandeiro
Kalliroi Raouzeou: voice, piano, guitare
Sylvie Paz: voice, bender, palmas, cajón
Nadia Tighidet: voice, cajón, derbuka, surdo
Original compositions and arrangements: musician and composer Gil Aniorte
Inspired by poets such as : Beatriz de Dia, Louisa Paulin (poets of Occitan language), Gabriela Mistral (Chile), Cecilia Meireles (Brazil), Louise Labé ( France), Maria Polydouri (Greece), Alda Merini (Italy), Alfonsina Storni (Argentina).
Songs in Provençal, Greek, Italian, Hispanic, Arabic and French
Les Dames de la Joliette’s tracks