Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe: “Evanaïa” took the audience to paradise

Imagine two nice young people (a girl and a boy) wearing white in the middle of a blue stage that looks like the vault of heaven who are playing sometimes joyful music, sometimes nostalgic music with several instruments and with sounds they produce for example with their hands and their mouth, very quickly you travelled very far and you wonder if you are in paradise.

The “Évanaïa” band, that performed on Friday November 23 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm on the stage of the 11th edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe at the Memorial ACTe in Pointe-à-Pitre, gave this impression.

Even if for many people in the audience “Évanaïa” was a nice discovery, for others it was normal that the pair – made up of Noémie Sordillon who was born in Lyon and studied at the Tourcoing art school (France) and David Blamèble who was born in Schoelcher (Martinique) and studied music in particular at the Paris VIII University – performed just before the French star, Bernard Lavilliers. Indeed, “Évanaïa” had been selected with other talented artists to participate in the “Tremplin Talents” organized as part of the 19th “Festival Terre de Blues” that took place last May, in Marie-Galante. After a popular vote, the pair has just won this competition and will have the opportunity to open the 20th edition of this festival in 2019. In addition, last year, the band had released its first album titled “Guadeloupe évasion” and dedicated to meditation music.

On stage, Noémie Sordillon sang, played amerindian flute and guitar but she also whistled like a nightingale; David Blamèble who is a guitarist also sang then he showed to the Mémorial ACTe audience that he could compose a music track with some simple sounds… The previous evening, he was on stage with singer Dominique Coco and he had given a demonstration of his talents as a guitarist.