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Katjar was founded in 1995 by guitarist and composer Bernard Epaud. Katjar is an electric voyage of rhythms where contemporary jazz blends with the warm melodic moods of the Middle East, along with flamenco flavors on guitar and the skins of African congas. The group blends acoustic nylon guitar, percussion, electric violin and vocals that weave together seamlessly in a sonic tapestry of world music and jazz of the highest brow imaginable. Djembe, Dumbek, congas and drums are the heart of Katjar while virtuosic violin improvisation dances with male and female vocals above the intricacies of warm acoustic jazz guitar. The overall effect is a mesmerizing execution of impeccably crafted original compositions worthy of the grandest halls. Each piece reveals a particular musical color which subtly seduces the listener, whereby with each musical crescendo the listener embarks on a journey which opens the path to the universe known as Katjar.
Over the years, Katjar has established his own musical style. This musical creation installs a quality of music that is both thought out and invigorating.
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• XtractHD: Zero Tampering, Pure Digital CD
Bernard Epaud - Acoustic Guitar, vocals
Martine Cardinal - Violin
Sandra Wong - Rhodes, Gender Wayang, Guntang and vocals
Bruno Roy - Percussions
1. Paye O Paye
5. La Route de la Soie
9. Rituel 2
10. Sawah Bali
Total playing time, 45:55