OCM presents San Salvador

Last edited by OCM on 15 April 2022

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts
Thursday, 19 May 2022
8pm (doors 7.30pm)
£10 - £22

Swirling voices and energetic percussion fill the air: six friends from childhood bring their local folk songs to life in an exhilarating ride through the vocal traditions of the Massif Central.

This is folk music, but maybe not as you know it. Pulsing, driving, wild - music to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Gutsy voices, reminiscent of Georgian singing with their focused sound and rich harmonies. Vocal lines interweave like parallel conversations to make joyful and energy-filled music.

San Salvador sing in Occitan, a southern French dialect. However you don’t need to understand Occitan to enjoy this music: their music brings a raw appeal that crosses the language barrier. As lead singer Gabriel Durif says, there is “a universality in our music that works.”

San Salvador formed in 2015 and since then they have travelled all over the world performing their songs in many different countries. Last year they went down a storm at WOMAD 2021. The band includes two pairs of siblings, making that close knit blend of voices even tighter.

San Salvador are Gabriel Durif, Eva Durif, Laure Nonique Desvergnes, Sylvestre Nonique Desvergnes, Marion Lherbeil and Thibault Chaumeil.

Doors open: 7.30pm
Concert starts: 8pm
This concert is 1 hr 15 mins approx, there is no interval.

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Further Information

Contact Details: 

01865 484777

SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH


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