Morgane Ji

Morgane Ji

France, Re union 20.7.2018 / 19:45 - 20:45
Fresh stage

Morgane Ji is a striking, Matisse singer originally from the island of Reunion. Although adopted in France, her heart will always be found on an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

It all started with the record label World Patch B who were looking for unusual singers, and they offered to
record one of Morgane’s songs.

This was shortly followed by a debut album, “Noah’s Boat”, recorded on the same label and distributed in
France by ‘Night ‘n’ Day’, and ‘Discovery’ in the UK. Promotion of the album pushed Morgane and her
musicians out of her adopted land and into the big, wide world.

At this time, the UK music press described her as a “phenomenal singer”, and nicknamed her the “Creole
Queen”. The Irish Times in Dublin awarded ‘Noah’s Boat’ 4 stars in their world music category.
A chance meeting with artistic director and fellow musician E.r.k. started a relationship that would create an atmospheric link between music and visual art performance (Morgane is also talented in graphic and video

Soon, they would create their own record label and released two albums in quick succession; In 2007,
‘InOrganic’ was recorded, produced mixed and engineered by the pair, followed by 2009’s ‘Idiomes’ which
affirmed her unique musical style that we know today. Her mixture of rock and electronic is ever present in
her work, but it is the use of unique voice, her idiomatic lyrical prose and her Shamanesque cries that single her out as an unusual singing talent.

Her voice can be described as a mixture of sensual and wild, ‘animalesque’ and warrior-like, woven together
with banjo and a hypnotic samples and aerial guitar sound.

Her band today consists of E.r.k. (guitars, keyboard, samples etc), Laurent Sureau (keyboard, hand-pan),
Olivier Carole (basse), and Mogan Cornebert (drums), and they are touring together to promote Morgan Ji’s
new album : “Woman Soldier”.