For Yoann Brossard, culture assistant at Blaye: “Cita’Delta brings discoveries with blues, a small dose of pop, and originality. And the last concert promises to be very festive. »
Retrospectively, if the pandemic has complicated the follow-up of the groups, the return to normal is now recorded. “I bring in groups that we have seen and heard. This year, all the concert halls have reopened, which has made things easier in our selection compared to other years. »
But Cita’Delta does not want to be a Fête de la musique bis. Rather a selection of professional groups for a given budget. For this edition, 12,000 euros. “Above all, it has to be very qualitative and professional. The objective is to create moments for people to find themselves with this mixture, as for the Allée des Arts, between local artists who we know little or nothing about and others who may come from very far away. »
Top for young Bordeaux
On the four dates of the Cita’Delta festival, the Maggie in Bloom trio is launching the 2022 edition this Sunday with Lucas Pyck, Maxime Jean and Aminata M’Bengue. “We come as a trio to the concert in Blaye, we prefer, even if we happen to do duets since we started three years ago in Bordeaux”, explains Lucas Pyck. This young Girondin group will present to the public, for an hour, their latest compositions but also a few covers in a folk pop tone: “We are currently developing this composition aspect. This concert should give us another dimension. It is an event for the group to come to Blaye. »
The following Sundays will give way to Luteurki and Lucky Pepper. Luteurki will transport the public to the other side of the Atlantic, directly to New York. “We have a New Yorker named Gregg Weiss in this line. Them, it’s really very blues, we will have a very American sound,” underlines Yoann Brossard. With Lucky Pepper, the Bordeaux quartet will reinvest the local scene with a blues rock set, echoing the festival project.
the Cilta’Delta will close with the concert of the Brothers from afar. “They are regular festival musicians. They came in 2014 and 2018 with the Bordario group. I preferred to see them with this other formation, because the group has two consonances, Afro-American blues music, but also jazzy and funky close to New Orleans. They revisit all the music,” adds the culture assistant.