Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Experience an Entertaining, Out of the Ordinary, Musical Adventure with Sagapool!

Are you looking to discover something new and fun in the world of music? Search no further than the Sagapool concert at Horizon Stage on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. The winners of a 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award for ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ this Francophone/Gypsy klezmer band mixes good-natured shenanigans with striking musical skill for a concert-going experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

With members who origins can be traced to Hungary and Italy and links to Quebec’s remote, stunning Magdalen Islands and the culturally vibrant northern reaches of the St. Lawrence River, Sagapool knows exactly how to capture the sparse outlines and rich textures of frost-bound places and people. Each of their songs has evolved into a little story of its own. Their wild and swirling songs tell tales from the cosmopolitan hub of Montreal to the outer edges of northeastern Canada, while their calmer, gentler pieces reflect on Quebec’s remote and windswept reaches and quiet winter mornings.

Sagapool’s main instrument lineup consists of an accordion, clarinet, piano, violin, acoustic guitar, bass and drums, but they also use banjo, alto sax, mandolin, electric piano, sandpaper, and more. Their musical style is obviously influenced by the gypsy genre but they also touch on classical, jazz and various folk styles. The band has recorded four CDs and won both a Canadian Folk Music Award and a Felix (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) for Best Instrumental Album. Band members Guillaume Bourque, Zoé Dumais, Luzio Altobelli, Alexis Dumais, Marton Madersparch and Dany Nicolas call Montreal their home. They are a gang of good friends, and relatives, sharing long, winding stories, but with stunning musical chops.

Sagapool are bringing their tales of raucous romps and wintry meditations to life during their North American tour this March and April. Their only stop in Alberta will be at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on April 5. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students and seniors, and $5 for high school students through the eyeGO program. Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995, or online at  Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an energetic live performance by Sagapool and let your musical taste buds be seasoned by stately, skipping klezmer lines, zesty tomfoolery, deliciously-quirky humour and bittersweet grooves.

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