Semi-final #1 - Syli d'Or 2023 • ABONDANCE x EL BALCON x AFIRKA

Country: Guadeloupe, Martinique • Mexico • Algeria
Musical style: Electro-Caribbean • Son Jarocho, Gypsy • Rai, Chaoui, Kabyle
Syli d'Or - 16th edition
Club Balattou
4372 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z5
Date: 04/18/2023
Time: 20:00
Price: FREE

Semi-final #1 - Syli d'Or 2023 • ABONDANCE x EL BALCON x AFIRKA

Welcome to the first of the three semi-finals of the 16th edition of the Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde! !



Come and support the vote of a jury of professionals to choose the 3 artists who will go to the final.

Attend the concerts on April 18, 19 and 20 at Club Balattou and support your favorite artist!

You will be invited to fill out an evaluation form. It is important to EVALUATE the THREE PERFORMANCES of the evening and to attend all three performances.



Discover for this first evening of semi-final :


▷ ABONDANCE | Electro-Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique)


Abondance is an electro-Caribbean project that aims to be unifying, multicultural and accessible to all. The artistic concept mixes the sounds of the “islands” with the sounds of the “city” by including sounds from the West Indies in electro music, and conversely, by adding West Indian rhythms and colors to electronic music. This musical project tells the story of anyone who has left their rural home to settle in a new urban environment until they reach affluence.  “Our influences are multiple but we can retain Patrick Saint Eloi, Eugene Mona, Kaytranada, Lane8, Darius and Disclosure.” The style oscillates between traditional Caribbean music like Zouk, Gwo Ka, Carnival and mixes with House, Pop, Dance/Electronic and even funk.



▷ EL BALCÓN | Son jarocho (Mexico)


El Balcón is a Montreal-based group made up of 6 artists of diverse backgrounds. Considering themselves as a family, they innovate by drawing inspiration from traditional music that fascinates them, such as Son Jarocho from Mexico and various styles from the Eastern world and Southeast Europe. A jarana, a requinto, a violin, a double bass, a cajon, and a tarima accompany the solo or harmonic vocals in an entirely acoustic way. This eccentric cocktail has the intention of making all ages dance and uniting differences around a moment of joy.



▷ AFIRKA | Rai, Chaoui, Kabyl (Algeria)


AFIRKA is a collective of Maghrebian music composed of 6 members. It wants to be with the taste of the modern sonorities annotated with the great classics Rai, Berouali, Allaoui, Chaoui, Kabyl and others while assuming fully the fusion which results from it. Dance, atmosphere and sharing make Afirka’s live performances a unique experience.