Mindanao ::

My stays among the Tboli, on the southern island of Mindanao, have been an extremely rich experience. I have worked for eleven years on a musical project with a group of lovely women artists : the Lemhadong collective.

With many, diversified instruments, their music depicts a lush world populated with birds, frogs and music-loving fairies. A world in which music is a link between men and nature.

After a first CD dedicated to the hegelung lute, Lute music in Tboli country, we published a sound protrait, Women artists of Lake Sebu, which received several distinctions.

The musicians then came to France in 2010. At the heart of this experience, a three-weeks long cultural residency in the city of Saint-Denis where they shared with inhabitants of all ages and origins. They also gave shows at the Quai Branly Museum, the Orientales festival and the Saint-Denis TGP. A unique adventure !

Project official website

On various occasions, I gave an audiovisual conference on this topic - in France, in Belgium and in the Philippines.

Also ::

In 2004, I had the pleasure to contribute as a musician to Chin Chin Gutierrez's concert in Paris presenting Uyayi, her project dedicated to philipine lullabies.