Last year H’SAO, a higly gifted band of musicians of Chadian origin now living and making music in Montreal, hit the Vancouver Folk Festival and were absolutely amazing. This Sunday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m. at ArtSpring, Salt Springers will have a rare chance to hear this stunning group in concert.
Including instrumentalists and singers, this young, talented band has made an important place for themselves on the World Music scene. They draw their inspiration from Gospel and from traditional African music, especially from its Chadian roots. To this they add a love of jazz, soul and R&B.
The group has toured extensively through France, Australia, Haiti, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa and of course Canada. This summer they continue with a busy schedule performing in British Columbia along with five other provinces and various U.S. states.
In 2009 H’SAO was nominated for an ADISQ award in Quebec for best World Music Album of the Year. Their third and most recent CD, ORIA which means “are you fed up yet?”, came out a few months ago. This echoes the commitment of its members who stem from families that have had to flee a society broken by colonization, civil wars and authoritarian regimes.
Have a listen to the music video on our website and hear H’SAO for yourself. According to Montreal’s La Presse, the group is “among the best of its kind in Montreal.” They’ve wowed us and we know you’ll love them too!
Tickets are $19 or $5 for youth, with a special price of $16.15 for current ArtSpring members. Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office, 537-2102 or online.