SHOWCASE AT THE FREIBOURG IKF (GERMANY)
Oktopus has been selected for a showcase at the International Kulturbörse Freibourg between January 26 and 29 2020: another excellent opportunity for us to introduce Europe to our music!
WEST CANADA TOUR
Between July 19 and August 6, we will be touring British Columbia and Alberta! All the details can be found under the ‘‘shows’’ section of our website.
SHOWCASE AT RIDEAU
We will be showcasing at Quebec’s Impérial for RIDEAU on February 17 2019!
CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION
Our latest album Hapax has received a Canadian folk music awards nomination for “best world music group”!
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!
« 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