Anba Tonél offers a fetching mélange of genres, on the one hand a cherry-picked conglomeration from the musical strains and configurations he's been a part of for 30-plus years (Bellegarde did a stint with Cirque du Soleil, for example), and on the other, an undeniable offering of homage to the French Antilles, especially to Haiti... Lire la suite

Canadian percussionist Daniel Bellegarde has many years of experience across numerous forms of music. He has just released the first album under his own name and so i ask him to give me some background.... Lire la suite 

Daniel Bellegarde is a canadian-based percussionist born into a family with a rich Haitian cultural heritage, including a couple of cousins who are very well-known and respected on the haitian music scene... Lire la suite

Anba tonèl is quite beautiful CD from Daniel Bellegarde, the canadian percussionist who has worked with the likes of Tanya Saint-Val, Wesli, Emeline Michel and Zachary Richard.... Lire la suite 

Anba tonèl is quite beautiful CD from Daniel Bellegarde, the canadian percussionist who has worked with the likes of Tanya Saint-Val, Wesli, Emeline Michel and Zachary Richard.... Lire la suite 

 In this project, Bellegarde explores the rural world of Caribbean music from a European influence. From the contredanse, the quadrille and the minuet-congo, he takes listeners on a journey “under the coverings” of traditional folk music. (lire la suite)

It’s a real mixed bag o’ stuff that shows up in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox – everything from promising and not-so-promising young upstarts to rock n’ roll bands who have apparently never actually looked at our web site to see what we cover... lire la suite 

A song such as Haute Taille moves from sounding almost like Appalachian old timey fiddle music to suddenly dropping in complex polyrhythms that make you want to do anything but square dance...Lire la suite 

The Montréal percussionist Daniel Bellegarde is devoted to old-time Caribbean ballroom music, in which Africa met Europe in the Creole style. The production style of this debut might be modern, complete with electric bass Lire la suite 

...Ce que nous avons aimé dans ce disque, c’est, d’une composition à une autre, ce mélange d’anciennes danses venues d’Europe, telles la contredanse, le quadrille ou le menuet, avec des rythmes caribéens comme le « son » cubain, et avec des rythmes venus d’Afrique. Ces mariages donneront par exemple un style de danse baptisé « menuet-Congo », appellation qui dit mieux que tout ce métissage des genres. Lire la suite

He has dedicated himself to researching and interpreting the breadth of string and percussion traditions of Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Dominica. Lire la suite

Depuis 1983, Daniel Bellegarde est l’accompagnateur de rêve dans tout le riche créneau des musiques afro de Montréal et au-delà. Percussionniste aussi ouvert aux musiques brésiliennes, africaines, haïtiennes et d’ailleurs aux Antilles, il a perfectionné son art comme peu ont su le faire. Lire la suite

Cet artiste québécois, autodidacte, se sert de la musique pour explorer les racines profondes de certaines cultures. Daniel Bellegarde utilise aussi la musique comme thérapie. Rencontre. Lire la suite

I’m no expert on the origins or development of this music. As presented here by Bellegarde however, it has considerable range of mood and is full of danceable musical energy and charm; plus it’s sung and played with authentic-feeling élan. Lire la suite 

Anba Tonèl : Dansons sous la tonnelle avec la musique antillaise du percussioniste Daniel Bellegarde et son invité spécial Eddy Prophète (Festival International Nuits d’Afrique). Lire la suite 

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