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Yohan Giaume at "Rendez-vous de l’Alliance Française" of New Orleans

To celebrate and share his newest project Whisper of a Shadow Opus 1, French composer and trumpeter Yohan Giaume will be participating in the next edition of the "Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance" Zoom series with the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans on Tuesday, April 13th at 5 pm CST/ 6 pm EST. 

He will be joined by New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher (featured on the album) and Marcello Piras, a musicologist specialized in jazz. 

The album Whisper of a Shadow Opus 1 was released worldwide on February 12th. It is the first in a series of albums that follows the musical creative exploration of Yohan Giaume tracing the musical lineage between Europe, Africa and America. Through the 19th century lens of Lousiana romantic composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk's journey, Whispers of a Shadow Opus 1 is a result of an imagined conversation between two composers — Gottschalk, a Louisiana native of creole descent and the album's conceptualist, Yohan Giaume — representing two different eras and two different cultures, New Orleans and France. 

This event, which will take place in English, is free and open to the public. 

Click here to learn more and register for the RDV de l'Alliance. 

If you wish to learn more about the album, check out this short film (in French/English with subtitles) or the Whisper of a Shadow official website


The production of the album Whisper of a Shadow Opus 1 was supported by the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

The virtual Zoom event is presented by the Alliance Française of New Orleans.

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