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06/02/2018

2018 JUNO AWARDS NOMINATION

Our latest album Hapax has received a JUNO nomination for “Instrumental album of the year”! The group will be in Vancouver for the ceremony, which will take place on March 25th 2018. Fingers crossed!

Visit the Junos website here, and see what we looked like here.

 

 
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19/09/2017

« HAPAX » LAUNCH

Lion D’or, Septembre 21, 2017 : Hapax is the result two worlds colliding, a cathartic meeting between the klezmer music of Ashkenazi Jews and the Québécois and Canadian heritage that surrounds us, both of these genres welded together by the influence and skill of each individual musician. Here, the arrangements of traditional music mesh with unlikely sources of inspiration ranging from a “Balkanized Brahms” to a ska-dancing Félix Leclerc. The beautiful voices of Jorane and Karen Young also largely contribute to give this album its unique colour by drawing creativity from various sources, all the while remaining resolutely anchored in our native province.  

Article in Le Devoir : Le klezmer métissé du groupe montréalais Oktopus
Article from Radio-Canada International : Oktopus présente « Hapax », un disque où le klezmer côtoie le classique, la chanson et le jazz