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l'Oumigmag is first and foremost the “musk ox” in Inuktitut langage, a distant and mysterious animal that lives on the edge of reality near the Arctic Circle. It also is the promising jazz and avant-folk sextet from Canada, led by composer and guitarist Sébastien Sauvageau.Their research: to be inhabited by the strong force of the Oumigmag. A force that lies between contemplation and spontaneous gesture. Their unique blend of local traditional music with contemporary jazz and modern classical timbre plays make them one of Québec’s (CA) most innovative and refined ensemble. Their latest double-album and show Habitant (2019) was highly acclaimed by both critics and public. All About Jazz gave it a 4,5/5, while national radio Radio-Canada describes it as one of the year’s best records and “a huge disc”. l'Oumigmag shapes vast soundscapes through which the light of traditional tune passes. “Just incredible, simply a stellar performance!” - Roots Music Canada


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★★★★ 1/2 ”L'Oumigmag captures the sound of the trees and water that the first Habitant's lived in. Though the almost ineffable qualities of nature are hard to capture, L'Oumigmag, through the use of primarily acoustic textures and the playful rhythmic patterns, express the organic variations within the natural world. Habitant uses old standards to make the passage of time go from the world of the abstract to the physical world, drawing a line from those first settlers to the people who live in Quebec today. A stunning achievement.” Matt Hooke, All About Jazz

”Juste incroyable ! That was the reaction of the audience to this afternoon’s performance by L’Oumigmag

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Albums

Album Habitant by l'Oumigmag

Habitant

Self Produced
2019

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Album Territoires by l'Oumigmag

Territoires

The 270 Sessions
2017

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