Thursday, April 7, 2016

Only One: Moussu T e lei Jovents and "Per Soleta Companhia"

Marseilles band Moussu T e lei Jovents bring us the random tune for today, called Per Soleta Companhia. The band splits its time between Marseilles, a French commune called La Ciotat, and Recife, Brazil. They are inspired by the music of Marseilles between 1920 and 1930 and the melting pot that the city was and remains. They range musically from the blues to reggae to Brazilian music to music hall, and they are very comfortable singing in Occitan, the regional language of the southern third of France. They have released eight albums. Per Soleta Companhia can be found on Moussu T e lei Jovents' 2006 album Forever Polida.