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A multicultural composition of Brazilian, Indian and Nordic music in peace and harmony. We focus on sharing our take on this very rare constellation and its wide possibilities of shaping a global landscape of music. We invite you into the atmosphere of calming incense, bursting volcanic energy and thoroughly worked out original compositions.

 

While forming this ambitious Quartet, we drew on the inspiration and deep rooted knowledge of our traditional music.  This inspiration is now the core foundation of this new hybrid music project. Genres such as, MPB (Música popular brasileira) Indian classical music and Nordic Jazz, are some of the influencing elements, in creating the unique sound of Xiame Dégas Quartet.

 

The Brazilian Portuguese lyrics are reflections on the experience of life. Written in a poetic manner with references to nature and its diverse expression, the lyrics talk about hope and prosperity, trauma and inner battles. Life is beautiful and brutal, sudden changes can amplify our senses and innovate our perspective of life. The song ‘Terra mãe’ addresses exactly this topic, having hope for humanity to come together and take action to care for our mother earth.

 

Xiame Dégas is a Danish Brazilian composer and musician. With a multicultural and musical upbringing, he followed in the footsteps of his father ‘Jorge Degas’, the renowned Brazilian bass player and artist. Since childhood, Xiame has been active on the roots music scene, as an artist, musician, singer, composer, teacher, music therapist and workshop facilitator. Xiame has a keen passion for authentically sharing his life and music with others and contributing to the wellbeing of the people he meets, by breaking barriers. Together with the Quartet – the aim is to break cultural barriers by sharing multicultural music.

XIAME DÉGAS QUARTET

Xiame Dégas Quartet - Pressfoto - Tabla, Guitar, Bass, Violin

Prabhat Das is a Tabla player/percussionist who has been learning the art of Tabla in a guru-shishya parampara (Teacher-student, one on one teaching tradition), since he was 8. He did his bachelors in Indian Classical music, with majors in Tabla and Indian Rhythms. Prabhat has also successfully toured with his band ‘Kalatva Collective’ and ‘Aayyam’ in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, UK and Poland. Prabhat is associated with ‘Music Basti’, an NGO focusing on educating underprivileged children in music. He finished his Masters in World and Folk Music and Improvisation from ‘Högskolan för scen och Music’, University of Gothenburg and currently works as the head organizer of ‘Ethno Denmark’ (International folk music camp).

 

Bassist Rômulo Duarte is from the city of Rio de Janeiro. He appeared on the 2010

album "Música em Pessoa" with some of the greatest Brazilian singers: Caetano Veloso, Ney Matogrosso, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento and Maria Bethânia. He has also played in various clubs and music festivals throughout Europe, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz, Blue Note Milan and Umbria Jazz. In Brazil he plays and records with many of the country's great singers and instrumentalists, such as João Donato, Toninho Horta, Leila Pinheiro, Luiz Melodia, Zé Paulo Becker, Nelson Aires, Nelson Faria, Marcos Ariel, Elza Soares, Roberto Menescal, Marcos Valle, José Roberto Bertrami, Carlos Malta, Humberto Araújo and Orchestra Criola. He has also worked with filmmaker Baiano Andrė Luis and arranger Leandro Braga.

 

Alexander Kraglund finished his masters from ‘Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium’ in Copenhagen 2011. In addition to mastering several different instruments, Alexander has also works with a wide variety of genres such as Brazilian Choro, Bossa Nova, MPB, Jazz and Folk Music. Among others Alexander has toured with the folk group ‘Afenginn’ and with the legendary choro group ‘Época de Ouro’. He has wide track record of people he have played with, such as Jacob Fischer, Sidsel Storm, Simon Tolddam, Afonso Corrêa, Celso de Almeida, singer Thaís Motta and guitarist Rogerio Souza. In 2016, Alexander released the critically acclaimed debut album 'É Luxo Só' with the duo ‘Violí Violã’ and since then he has also founded his own quartet ‘Alexander Kraglund Quarteto’ with Jonas Johansen on drums, Rômulo Duarte on bass and guitarist Jeppe Holst.

 

Lineup:

Xiame Dégas     - Acoustic Guitar & Vocal (DK/BR)

Prabhat Das - Tabla (IND)

Rômulo Duarte - Bass (BR)

Alexander Kraglund - Violin, Viola & Harmonica (DK)

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XIAME DÉGAS & TROPA

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Xiame Dégas & Tropa - Danca e a vida

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Mød et originalt globalmusic band, der med efternavnene Dégas, Bravo, Eg og Sommer taler deres tydelige sprog om et samarbejde på tværs af kulturer.
Den livsglade Afro brasilianske musikkultur er den gennemgående tråd, som med fyldige harmonier, groove rytmer, iørefaldende melodier og autentiske (brasiliansk portugisiske) tekster, er rygraden i bandets identitet, men også elementer fra den nordiske jazztone stikker frem.

 

Brødrene Xiame og Balalli Degas, er begge opvokset i en dagligdag fyldt med den brasilianske musikkultur, som sønner til den her boende brasilianske bas ekvilibrist Jorge Degas, har kærligheden og dedikationen for læren, om musikkulturen ligget lige til højre benet.

’Princesa Nubia’ er blandt andre en af de nyere kompositioner, som har taget sin plads på repertoiret. Det urgamle instrument ’Berimbau’, er kendt fra den brasilianske kampdans ’Capoeira’, som stolt bærer traditionen at have Berimbau’en som hovedinstrument. Det er et bue lignende instrument, som med en tørret frugt ”Kalabas”, én sten og en stik sætter ’Capoeira’ spillet i gang, med en overvældende energi. Det er en af mange delelementer fra den brasilianske kultur du vil møde til koncert med ’Xiame Dégas & Tropa’.

Siden dannelsen af bandet i 2015 har ’Xiame Dégas & Tropa’ spillet på små som store scener, blandt andre.

 

  • Langelandsfestival

  • Toldkammeret - Helsingør

  • Aarhus Festuge

  • Aarhus Jazz Festival

  • Jamdays - Odense

  • Copenhagen World Music Festival, CWMF

  • Giant Steps - Svendborg

-og mange andre festivaler og venues

Lineup:

Xiame Dégas - Vocal & Guitar (DK/BR)

Jesper Eg - Drums (DK)

Magnus Muñoz - Bass (DK/CO)

Balalli Degas - Percussion (BR)

Julie Dégas - Vocal (DK)

Simon Sommer - Tenor Sax (DK)

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DégasTrio

DégasTrio

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Lineup:

Xiame Dégas - Vocal & Guitar (DK/BR)

Julie Dégas - Vocal (DK)

Balalli Degas - Percussion (BR)

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DégasDuo

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Drømmen om den tropiske brasilianske varme, kan få enhver til at smile og komme i godt humør.  I fællesskab har parret Xiame og Julie Dégas dannet ’DégasDuo’, som spiller et autentisk og originalt repertoire med musik i det Afro brasilianske tegn.

 

Lineup:

Xiame Dégas - Vocal & Guitar (DK/BR)

Julie Dégas - Vocal (DK)

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DégasDuo
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Associacao Cultural Gingado Capoeira - Mestre Capu - Xiame Dégas

Capoeira

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Capoeira er en afro-brasiliansk kamp-dans, ledsaget af traditionel sang og musik, som fortæller historier om Capoeira og slavetiden i Brasilien. Udøvelsen af Capoeira indebærer således flere elementer: 

 

  • Kampen: Angreb og forsvar

  • Dansen: Grundtrinet ’Ginga’ 

  • Akrobatikken: Kropskontrol til det yderste

  • Sang & Musik: Traditionelle instrumenter og sang (call and respond) med kulturbærende historiefortælling

Mestre Capu, Barcelona

Mestre Capu, der er en af verdens mest anerkendte læremestre (Mestre) inden for Capoeira. Titlen ”Mestre” bliver kun tildelt de allerbedste og mest dedikerede udøvere, der vier al deres tid og identitet til Capoeira-kulturen. 

 

Mestre Capu, er bosat i Barcelona og fungerer bl.a. som ’Mestre’ for Xiame Dégas. Xiame rejste i 2018 til Barcelona for at modtage Capoeira-undervisning af Mestre Capu. I løbet af de 3 måneder hvor han opholdt sig i Barcelona, opbyggede han et gensidigt tilhørsforhold til klubben ’Associação Cultural Gingado Capoeira’ og et tæt venskab med Mestre Capu, som accepterede ham som elev og godkendte ham som repræsentant for klubben i Danmark.

Træning:

  • Børn & Familiehold - Torsdag kl. 16.50-17.30 (Vejl. aldersgruppe 4-7år)

  • Børn, Unge & Familiehold - Torsdag kl. 17.30-18.45 (Vejl. aldersgruppe fra 8 år

  • *Unge & Voksenhold - Mandage kl. 17.00-18.15

Altid åbent for tilmelding

CulturArte Capoeira v/Xiame

Workshop:

Kontakt Xiame for Booking af Capoeira workshop