Bandoneon : Hubert Plessis
Violin : Chloé Bousquet
Piano : Lorenzo Naccarato
Guitar : Vidal Rojas
Double bass : Felipe Nicholls
Cuchicheo is a project organised in 2013 in Toulouse by Chloé Bousquet, Hubert Plessis et Xavier Gainche. After a first adventure as a quartet during which they made their first album in 2016, the project is now evolving as a trio with the Franco- Italian pianist Lorenzo Naccarato.
For this Festival milonga Cuchicheo will grow and play as a quintet with 2 great musicians and partners on the Tango scene : guitarist Vidal Rojas and bass player Felipe Nicholls.
An accomplished musician, Vidal Rojas shared the stage with some great music artists in Argentinian popular music such as Ciro Pérez, William Sabatier, Raoul Barboza and Fernando Maguna.
Felipe Nicholls played with renowned Tango and Folklore artists like Roger Helou, Daniel Melingo, William Sabatier, Ciro Pérez, Mandy LeRouge and Lalo Zanelli.
From the Guardia Vieja traditional tango to Astor Piazzola’s Nuevo Tango, by way of the Golden Age tangos, Cuchicheo combines the tradition of this music for the dancers, with a constant stylistic quest in their musical landscape.
Through their arrangements, the musical influences of each artist emerge : it is the sound of an open group, tinted with various sources of inspiration (classical music, jazz or even Afro-Cuban music).
Through elegant waltz, enthusiastic tangos and roguish milongas, Cuchicheo whispers this music from poor districts, tender, profound, generous, both subtle and harsh which poeticises our emotions.