Banda Quetzal

Israel Alonso is one of the driving forces behind Día de Muertos dans les Marolles and Dance of the Quetzalcóatl. With maâlem Driss Filali, his gnawa compadre Mohamed Saïd Akasri and the musicians Verónica Campos, Judith Léonardon, Eric Yovogan, Joris De Beer and Sylvain Boisvert, he forms Banda Quetzal. Together, they serve up a refreshing cocktail of Meso-American traditions, North African trance rhythms and sparkling brass sounds.

To be enjoyed indoors or outdoors at concerts, neighborhood parties, festivals or other sunny events. Let yourself be carried away by the songs and sounds of the Quetzal, this bird found in the tropical forests of Central America. Discover a new version of Son Jarocho, a music originating in Mexico mixing European Baroque elements with rhythms of African slaves and the soul of indigenous peoples. And be surprised by the metropolitan zest that this Banda Quetzal adds to the traditional recipes.

Artistic coordination

Israel Alonso



Israel Alonso: saxophone, percussion, vocals

Driss Filali: vocals, krakeb, t’bel

Mohamed Saïd Akasri: krakeb, t’bel

Veronica Campos: percussion

Ericamour Yovogan & Joris De Beer: trumpets

Sylvain Boisvert: flutes

Judith Léonardon: sousaphone


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