Tribute to Sam Coenegrachts - La Femme Belge (Djangofolllies)
From a very early age, Sam became inspired by the virtuosity and beauty of Django’s playing style and compositions. This was an influence that would be decisive for the development of his particular style as a guitarist but also as a member of La Femme Belge, for which he wrote many compositions. These compositions will be performed throughout the evening.
An expanded version of La Femme Belge will play Sam’s music in two parts: the 1st one will be dedicated to Django Reinhardt’s traditional gypsy music while the 2nd part will be oriented towards the music of New Orleans.
The members of La Femme Belge will be joined by musician friends who played with Sam on stages in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels.
For the vocal interpretations, La Femme Belge will also invite some special surprise guests.
La Femme Belge: Rik Sturtewagen (violin), Filip Vandebril (double bass), Frederic Evrard (rhytmic guitare), Geert Van Der Hallen (guitare).
Guests: Bart Vervaeck (guitare), Kris Auman (double bass), Dick Vanderharst (banjo), Frederik Van den Berghe (drums), Tom Callens (saxophone), Nathan Daems (bariton saxophone), Antoine Marcel (trumpet), Martin Bolton (clarinet), Andrew Bolton (double bass, voice), Lien Degreef (voice), Gregor Engelen (voice), Michael Brijs (voice), Astrid Creve (voice)