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Latcho Drom

Latcho Drom

Latcho Drom


There are multiple artists with this name: 1. Meaning "safe journey" in the Romani language, Latch Drom is a paean to the human spirit that continually perseveres in the face of seemingly insurmountable tragedy. Latcho Drom aims to use their live shows to provide a temporary autonomous zone to bring together disparate and atomized artistic communities. Latcho Drom is a forum for expression, dialog, and intellectual exchange regarding the meaning of art and culture in the twenty-first century. Read more on Last.fm
There are multiple artists with this name: 1. Meaning "safe journey" in the Romani language, Latch Drom is a paean to the human spirit that continually perseveres in the face of seemingly insurmountable tragedy. Latcho Drom aims to use their live shows to provide a temporary autonomous zone to bring together disparate and atomized artistic communities. Latcho Drom is a forum for expression, dialog, and intellectual exchange regarding the meaning of art and culture in the twenty-first century.

Latcho drom was formed in the French town of Toulouse in 1993 by the gipsy guitarist Christophe LARTILLEUX, in order to revive the atmosphere of the famous Django REINHARDT Hot Club de France Quintet. Christophe, surrounded himself with young talended jazz musicians, impassioned by Django’ music. Together they were able to restore the sound and swing of the time, whilst developing their own personality. After a first CD “la sorcière”(The Witch), wich was choosen as one of the best CD’s of 1995 by Jazz Magazine, the released “la verdine”(The Caravan) in which more than half of the titles are their own compositions. “La Verdine” (composed by christophe) is in two compilations, “guitars attitudes”(13 bis Records) and “The Best of Gipsy Swing”(Hot Club Records Norway). After many tours in France and Europe, they released their third cd “live in Madrid” record at Café Central june 1997, wich shows perfectly the qualities of this musicians: Energy, talent, musicality, humour and formost a tremendous willingness to play, to give to offer their music to the public… 2.

Latcho Drom is an indie-rock band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, featuring members of scene stalwarts Scrapbooker, Ghost Cousin, National Security Council, and Lontananza. They sing songs about drinking, comedians, divorce, drinking, historical figures who drank, getting too drunk while on tour, small towns, perception, and astronomy. Their first 7", Paper Trails b/w A Lonely Christmas For Coco Haley Gordon Moore, was produced by Mathew Leterksy at the Secret Ghost House in February, and released on their own Enlightened Despotism imprint in September 2012. Their 2nd 7", When'd b/w The World Loves You Eddie Pepitone, is slated for release in December 2012, also on Enlightened Despotism.

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