Occitan polyphony is the starting point for this six-voice and percussion collective as they embark on their search for universal folklore, rooted in the region’s deep troubadour traditions yet circulating between cultures and musical genres. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry with hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling percussion.
In the performance work ‘La Grande Folie’, they question the myth of an unalterable ‘heritage’, seeking instead ‘to answer the question of the boundaries between tradition and creation. An answer to those who say that music has a beginning and an end. It’s a joyful quest that sees them following every path from the crossroads of trance, choral punk, global vocalese and math-rock constructions; modern Occitan troubadours at large in the world.
During the last years, San Salvador has proven to be an excellent live band as well. Their appearance at WOMEX 2018 was a huge success. Afterwards, in the summer of 2019, they played at many renowned international festivals in Europe, including Sziget and Ostrava.
At the beginning of 2021 her long-awaited first full-length album will be released in Europe.
Gabriel Durif - vocals, tambourine
Eva Durif - vocals
Thibault Chaumeil - vocals, tom bass
Marion Lherbeil - vocals, tom bass
Laure Nonique Desvergnes – vocals
Sylvestre Nonique Desvergnes - vocals, drums
Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Northern Europe