Thursday, May 11th 2017
Prince Ali-X et ses ambassadeurs - Album Launch
Rialto Hall | 5723 avenue du Parc, Montreal
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Presented by Indie Montreal
Touched by the strength of the youths of Brazilian favelas who made him realize that art is the foundation of who we are as human beings, pianist-singer and accordionist, Ali-X quit his career in engineering to come back to his first passion, music. Son of Haitian guitar player, Ali-X started to learn arts at a very young age : theater, classical piano, and later, jazz-pop arrangement at Berklee College of music. After producing a Hip Hop album with the teenagers of the favelas of Fortaleza, Ali-X came back to his hometown, Montreal. He won many prizes in collaborations with local artists (2 Galaxie prizes, Adisq) and founded his own musical project : Prince Ali-X and the Ambassadors. From a warm Island to a cold one : Haiti-Montreal, Cuba-Montreal. Pop-Jazz-Caribbean fusion.
Ali-X plays with his Montreal-based quartet, the Ambassadors of sound : André Galamba on guitar (Brazil), Andrew Bruhelius on bass (Germany), Tacfarinas Kichou of percussion (Algeria). Michel Brindis on drums (Cuba).