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Hélène Engel Trio
The Helene Engel Trio began in Montreal in 2005 and has since been performing with their show "Traveling Notes," a voyage of Jewish music from all corners of the world. Through her years of Judaic research and exploration, Helene Engel has brought together a broad repertoire of melodies, music, and texts in Yiddish, Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Russian, French, English and other languages.
The show visits those precious moments of Jewish life full of flavour, humour, melancholy and joy, including Helene's own compositions. Henri Oppenheim was the first accomplice starting a duet with Helene Engel in 2004. Then Marie-Neige Lavigne joined them in 2005. And in 2012, a big change occurred: Melanie Bergeron entered the bal, replacing Henri Oppenheim and the new formula of the Helene Engel Trio is now a variation on the feminine theme as bass player Abby Geiger joined the team.
Born from encounters of a special type, Tricontinental trio gathered together a core of 3 musicians : Indian tabla player Hindole Majumdar, Morrocan Oud player Khalil Moqadem and French singer and guitarist Hélène Engel. This trio is about how three musicians from three continents blend their Mediterranean melodies, klezmer chords and Indian rhythms to enchant you. But this is not all. This trio is expendable and sometimes other musicians and artists join in such as bass player Abby Geiger, Clarinettist Noah Century or dancer Fouzia Aachi.