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People Project - Natural



People Project Natural
People Project - Natural
(CD) 2009-07-03

People Project might look like a Souljazz Orchestra side-project for some, since their leader Philippe Lafreniere is SJO's drummer and co-singer and since two out of three SJO horn players are in the game too (Zak & Steve). Singer/guitarist Gabriel Bronfman from Mexico being the final member of the band... Natural is their second album after the People Project one released in 2006. People Project is an inter-cultural, multi-lingual collective which brings together collaborators from around the world to showcase a new form of international music with a message. With 'people' as the central theme in this project, artists from North America and Latin America have teamed up to participate on a record that features a distinctive and eclectic mix of funk, brazilian, hip-hop, reggae and afro in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

People Project Natural
People Project - Natural
(CD) 2009-07-03

Tracklisting :
01. Awakening
02. Agbara
03. Negus Negast
04. Lotus Flower
05. Mamaya
06. Serenity
07. Consecration
08. Rejoice, Pt. 1
09. Rejoice, Pt. 2

Links :
peopleproject.com.mx (under construction)
myspace.com/peopleproject
facebook.com/pages/People-Project/15531248841

Musicians :
Gabriel Bronfman, Philippe Lafreniere, Steven Patterson, + various collaborators (Natalia Lafourcade, Rommel Texeira Ribero, Zakari Frantz, Pierre Chrétien, etc.) and special guests



Press Release :
Join us for People Project's official CD release of their second album, 'Natural', supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

People Project is an inter-cultural, multi-lingual collective which brings together collaborators from around the world to showcase a new form of international music with a message. With ‘people' as the central theme in this project, artists from North America and Latin America have teamed up to participate on a record that features a distinctive and eclectic mix of funk, brazilian, hip-hop, reggae and afro in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Featuring :

Philippe Lafreniere (vocals, drums, guitar) (CANADA)
Gabriel ‘Queso' Bronfman (vocals, guitar, cavaquinho, bass) (MEXICO)
Steve Patterson (tenor saxophone, percussion)
Zakari Frantz (alto saxophone, percussion)

The CD is available at following locations :

Ottawa :
Vertigo Records, Ottawa, CA
Compact Music, Ottawa, CA (Bank St. & The Glebe)

Montreal :
Archambault, Place des Arts, Montreal, QC, CA

Soon to be available through CD BABY and on ITunes

People Project Natural

Biography :
People Project is an inter-cultural, multi-lingual cross-border group uniting collaborators from around the world to explore many genres and create both authentic and original music with a message.

Our belief in people, in humanity, manifests itself in our rich cultural exchange in the process and production of human creative skill and imagination between emerging artists from everywhere.

Based simultaneously in Canada and in Mexico and founded by Philippe Lafreniere (Canada) and Gabriel Bronfman (Mexico) in 2006, People Project is creating a dynamic intermixture of folk, funk and roots music in several languages. Afro rhythms meet the harmonic language of blues and jazz, in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese where the worlds of latin, hip-hop, reggae, and funk find a common ground.

By reaching out to collaborators from many countries, namely Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and the U.S. among others, we are building bridges and striving to create a never-ending artistic adventure, appreciated for its beauty and emotional power. As a result of our many travels and new collaborators that we meet along the way, People Project takes on new meaning with every new encounter.
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