Stracho Temelkovski - Foyer Mediterranée
Stracho Temelkovski, bass, mandole, percussions / Jean-François Baëz, accordion / Jean-Charles Richard, saxophones
Originally from the Balkans, Stracho Temelkovski, very early passionate about instrumental practice (first electric guitar, then bass, percussion, sampling and programming), founded his first band, Kassinga, at the age of 15. His lively music mixes jazz-funk and dub sounds with an oriental touch.
Stracho Temelkovski collaborated with the groups Gnawa Diffusion and MIG, whose first album he co-wrote and accompanied them on stage for their French tour. The same year, he met the musician and poet Antonio Placer, with whom he led a fruitful collaboration around several bands. It was with him that he developed the instrumental versatility that was to become his true signature.
Rich from these different collaborations, Stracho Temelkovski invented a true musical alchemy, a bridge between learned music and traditional and popular music, enriched by his knowledge of current music. He made it possible for the many artists who asked him to do so, such as pianists Jean-Marie Machado (for the Danzas Orchestra in particular) and Omar Sosa, storytellers Louis Soret and Melisdjane Sezer, choreographers François Veyrunes (Cie 47.49) and Sylvère Lamotte (Cie Lamento), or Joce Mienniel for his creation BABEL bringing together six traditional musicians from Syria, Italy, Pakistan, Macedonia, Belgium and France.