The alto and the bass; two classical instruments, Akoz Duo gives them accents of exotic journeys. This duo composed by Julie Salamagnou and Olivier Babaz was born in 2010 in Montreal. After living several years in France and the Reunion Island, the two friends decide to put down their suitcases in Quebec.
Akoz Duo begins to adapt and rearrange pieces from jazz and tango. Then the group gradually forged it’s personality by creating its own directory. From the Indian Ocean to the Celtic countries via Brazil, the band’s music is enriched by a wide variety of rhythmic and melodic crops. Julie and Olivier mix with elegance and originality, classical strings with the eclectic traditional world music. A subtle blend that transports the listener to distant lands that plunges gently between nostalgia and dreams.