Orchestra of Samples
Click on the link for the project's own site, it includes much more than here, with a full blog of all recording sessions, live shows and more (for info, we no longer update this blog here).

Orchestra of Samples is our live project and album based on sampling recording sessions we’ve spent many years filming with hundreds of musicians worldwide improvising on all manner of instruments, splicing them together to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met.
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  Wang Chung   Henry Dagg   Lætitia Sadier   The Beatbox Collective   Inner Vision Orchestra   Baluji Shrivastav   Bruno Zamborlin   Hamilton Yarns   Alistair Anderson   Shona Mooney   Matt Seattle   Callum Younger   Amy Leach   Rachel Cross   Brian Martin   Kuljit Bhamra   Bongosan   My Real Name Is Starship   Chris Birkett   


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Canal93 Recording Sessions #1
In June 2012, during a two day recording session at the venue Canal 93 in the Paris suburb of Bobigny, we worked with over a dozen talented musicians, including members of a number of World music acts from places as far afield as Algeria and Togo.
Djeli Moussa Conde -
We were fortunate enough to do a recording session with the famously fantastic kora-player Djeli Moussa Conde, originally from Guinea.  An urban griot-like rocker who's lived in France now for nearly 20 years, he’s collaborated with many of World music's top international stars including Manu Dibango, Salif Keïta, Mory Kante, Alpha Blondy and Césaria Evora.  He’s just released an album with fellow band-members Vincent Lasalle on drums and Jouni Isoherranen on bass who we also recorded.

& Kungabram -
Nëggus is a poet, rapper and a spoken word slamer from Togo with an incredibly deep and hypnotic voice.   An outspoken artist who writes about the human condition, he’s now collaborating with the African-inspired quintet Kungobram - which includes saxophonist Adrien Roch, who we also recorded a session with.

Djmawi Africa

Formed in 2004 by Algerian guitarist-singer Jamil, Djmawi Africa now boasts nine musicians playing both traditional and modern instruments, their style variying from reggae to Algerian chaabi.  Performing internationally, they recently recorded their second album at Canal 93, where we were able to record Jamil playing the guembri guitar and some of his fellow band members Fethi on violin, Zouhir on darbuka drums and Mhamed on saxophone.

Khalil Chekir -
Tunisian-born Khalil has been playing the kanun since the age of nine.  The kanun is a very complex oriental harp with microtonal subtlety, it dates back to the 10th Century and has been enjoying a revival since the mid-19th Century.  Khalil’s versatile style has allowed him to collaborate with a number of different artists, including Lebanese singer songwriter and cultural icon Wadi El Safi, tunisian singer Syrine Ben Moussa and French artist Moussa Youssouf from the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros.