Jaleo is a fascinating artistic adventure and a journey across various musical worlds, to a “virgin land”, where everything – as Louis Winsberg puts it – is allowed: fandango funky, Andalusian raga or rap from Seville. Such amazing cultural combinations and associations are possible because Winsberg and Jaleo during a few years of their cooperation have decided to build bridges between the worlds of jazz, flamenco and classical Indian music. The bridges, which restore the former fundamental unity of singing, music and dance.
The audience is surprised with a creative combination of seemingly distant elements, when we hear the hot and as hard as stone sound of flamenco, marked by the objective pulse of Hindu drums and interlaced with jazz, guitar counterpoints. The starting point for these quests was the project titled “Les routes du flamenco” (The Routes of Flamenco).
Jaleo was established in 1998, which brought about a very quick success and resulted in over a hundred concerts in France and in other countries. In 2005 the compact disc “Le Bal des Suds” (The Ball of the South) was released.
Louis Winsberg was born in Marseilles (in 1963). He began learning to play the guitar at the age of 12 from his friends – Gypsy musicians. After studying the classical guitar he decided to turn to jazz. In 1984 he joined the band Sixun, which recorded nine albums. In late 90′ the artist started to study the flamenco guitar. He is a very active and creative musician, which is evident in the numerous concerts and records with his participation, as well as his work with such artists as Sylvain Luc, the Touré brothers – Touré, Marc Berthoumieux or Claude Nougaro.