Music: Stephane Sanseverino

Stephane Sanseverino
You could power a small town with the electricity that comes out of this guy. Sanseverino has strong Hot Club, Gypsy, and French chansons roots, but his boyant and charismatic personality pulls his musical style right out the genre and onto center stage as a music made all his own.

As much performance as it is music, I found all three albums available on MOG toe tapping treats. His first release in 2002, "Le Tango Des Gen" is a lovely acoustic exercise in what I'm gonna call Django Gypsy Rockabilly. His 2004 release "Les Senegalaises" he smooths out a bit with a little less Gypsy and a little more Jazz. In "Exactement", a 2006 release, he pulls out all the stops and brings in a big band. The tastefully relaxed and imaginative arrangements really kept my ears perked.

Okay, I think I'm going out for baguettes and wine. Enjoy the music!

Places to find out more about Sanseverino, and other similar artists after the video.

Resources
Sanseverino Official Website
Sansiverino Allmusic Page
YouTube of song "Maigrir"
This guy is bottled lightning.

Similar Artists
La Tordue
Les Ogres De Barback
Stochello Rosenberg (instrumental)
Angelo Debarre (instrumental)

COMMENTS
Merck's picture

This is some great stuff Tyll! And there is an accordion present which is nice since I have been getting more into music that features it. Strangely enough, I only started to seek it out in the last week or so. Check out Hrustevich on youtube. Some of his videos are what inspired my interest in that particular instrument.

JIGF's picture

Yo Tyll, great recommendation. Loving the lyrics. I read in the other post that you like to listen to rap in other languages, have you come across Control Machete yet?

Be mindful of MOG links though, as they only work in the US and you have international readers; such as myself.

stonemark773's picture

Great that he has strong Hot Club, Gypsy, and French chansons roots. When I was academic essay writer I thought that his boyant and charismatic personality pulls his musical style right out the genre.

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