With origins in France’s popular art form of street performance over 18 years ago, this Angers-based sextet has developed a very unified sound, reflecting their communal culture. Their performances incorporate the disparate influences of Tuaregs, talking drums, chanson, gypsy fiddle, and Caribbean groove. Theirs is truly traditional music in a modern context. Instruments include piano, harmonium, soprano sax, bass, kora(2,) drum set, violin, accordion, and djembe. They frequently tour with the Tuareg group from Mali, Tinariwen.