AGUA music 2008
Veloma was recorded between Belgium, Madagascar, Morocco & US. The music was produced in collaboration with Maximin Randriamanjava. Mastered at Sterling Sound Studio in New-York by Steve Fallone, this album confirms the free spirit characteristic of all Quentin Dujardin’s work.
In the way that we’ve come to know him and his musical partners in crime Jalal El Allouli (violin & vocals), Damien Libert (percussion) and Tuur Florizoone (accordion), his guitar expertly negotiated unusual and unknown sounds like the natural playing of street children from different countries coming together. He uses street recordings, voices from Atlas and the bush, Malagasy guitars as well as two noteworthy guests: the Sierra Leonian singer Bai Kamara Jr. and the well known Malagasy group Njava.
Veloma demonstrates not only the seemingly limitless nature of Quentin’s musical approach, but also the reflection of his philosophy of life filled with mellow groove and voyages to unknown lands.
The album is also the original soundtrack from the documentary-movie Sur le chemin directed by Freddy Mouchard about Quentin & his way of living music.