“Il grandissimo Pierre Chabrèle” on Radiotelevisione Svizzera
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Pierre Chabrèle is featured on Radiotelevisione Svizzera’s Groovin’, 23 December 2017.
Pierre Chabrèle is described as an important person on the French music scene, someone with “diversi progetti”.
Featuring “Spirit of Jah”, Chabrèle’s composition on Roots Heritage’s début album “Levelution” and “La Vie Mawé Crisis”.
Percy Sledge & Pierre Chabrèle – BBC ARCHIVES 1996. Pierre Chabrèle performs live on “When a Man Loves A Woman” with the late great Percy Sledge
TWOP MAKAKRI Release November 2017
Pierre Chabrèle wrote Twop Makakri as we entered the 21st Century and he realized that in fact, nothing had changed for more than 2000 years – same lies, same hypocrisy throughout the world. Chabrèle sings in Creole and Pablo Masters in French.
Genre: Reggae: Ragga
Release Date: 2017
Pierre Chabrèle & Roots Heritage create a buzz in Bangkok
John Clewley talks about Pierre Chabrèle and Roots Heritage in his weekly world music column in the Bangkok Post , 15 May 2018. Thanks, John.
… Pierre Chabrèle, whose trombone work can be heard in the shows and albums of many of Paris’ top musicians and bands, including Salif Keita. He has recently joined up with a group of like-minded senior musicians to form a new reggae-dub based band, Roots Heritage. The band has a recently-released debut album, Levelution, which was produced by the veteran London dub man Mad Professor, one of my favourite producers (along with Dennis Bovell) when I lived in South London during the 1980s. Chabrèle also has some interesting solo projects as well. Of particular note is a 2017 release with his original band Clan Destin, La Vie Mawe Crisis, which features some really great drumming from Cameroonian Brice Wassy. Both CDs are highly recommended and can be purchased on line at CD Baby.
Pierre Chabrèle composed La Vie Mawé Crisis in January 1992 inspired by the worsening economic situation in the wake of the Gulf War. This clip features the trombone solo version released in 2017. It “talks” of catastophe, wars, dictators, corruption and crises but keeps hope and guarded optimism for the future. It is a also call to world politicians to wake up and do something fast before it is too late.